Speculation continues on Seattle Mariner’s Nick Franklin

Seattle Mariners at Baltimore Orioles August 2, 2013

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott talks about the rumors of a Nick Franklin deal, and where he may end up, and for whom. With the signing of Robinson Cano this past off season, either Nick Franklin, or Brad Miller are expendable. For the right price that is. The Mariners are in need of some starting pitching depth, and will most likely move Franklin for a starting pitcher, we would hope. So far these are only rumors, but something could happen in the up coming days.

Tanaka goes to the Yankees, Flood gates open for the Mariners

Matt Garza

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down what’s left in MLB free agency now that Masahiro Tanaka has gone to the New York Yankees. When it comes to pitchers, keep an eye on Matt Garza and Ervin Santana. For hitters, look at Nelson Cruz, although his history with PEDs could be problematic for the M’s.

Have the Seattle Mariners’ hot stove gone cold?

Robinson Cano- $240 million well spent.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger gives us some of his thoughts on the M’s current free-agent situation. After signing Robinson Cano, you have to wonder if the team is all dried up. Scott calculates that the organization still has money to spend, and projects that the money will be spent on a pitcher before it’s all said and done.

Dear Jack Z please let Kendrys Morales walk

Jack Z

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott breaks down the M’s today with some reasons why M’s GM Jack Z has to let Kendrys Morales go and move on. Kendrys Morales has turned down your qualifying offer. You’ve got your precious draft pick Jack says Brian…Brian doesn’t care if he was the Mariner’s leading hitter last year, and points out the leading hitter last year hit .277! That’s it. .277. C’mon Seattle. Let’s have a good offseason.

Mariners vs. Angels in Anaheim: Pitching, series preview, analysis and predictions

Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Seattle Mariners vs. L.A. Angels. Tonight at Angel Stadium in Anaheim its Game 114 . The pitching matchup features Mariners RH Felix Hernandez (10-5, 2.63 ERA) vs. Angels RH Ervin Santana (5-10, 5.83). Hernandez is just 2-5 in 13 career starts at Angel Stadium.

2012 MLB Analysis: Know Your Enemy AL West

Ryan Dempster

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the 2012 American League West division. Since June 12th, the A’s are 30-12. In that time they’ve lost just two series, while sweeping twice—including a series against the New York Yankees. It’s been a rough week for Texas Rangers pitchers. Undergoing surgery to repair his forearm, Colby Lewis (6-6, 3.43 ERA) will be out for the rest of the season. The M’s are on fire.

Mariners vs. LA Angels: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 1

Munenori Kawasaki

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the first M’s game of the series versus the L.A. Angels. After three quality starts in a row, Jason Vargas finally cracked. The Mariners starter was lackluster, needing 106 pitches to get through 5.2 innings. Brandon League has been putting his horrible month behind him. The Mariners made a great pick in the draft last night, taking catcher Mike Zunino.

Mariners vs. Angels In Anaheim: Pitching, series preview, analysis & predictions

Jason Vargas, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Seattle Mariners vs. L.A. Angels. Tonight at Angel Stadium in Anaheim its Game 57 . The pitching matchup features Mariners LH Jason Vargas (6-4, 3.45 ERA) vs. Angels RH Ervin Santana (2-6, 4.78 ERA). Albert Pujols, however, is struggling again. He went 0-for-7 with four walks in the weekend series.

LA Angels vs. Mariners: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 2

Angels vs. Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the second M’s game of the series versus the L.A. Angels of Anaheim. The M’s are 9-13 on the month, despite winning four of their eight series. I’ll be the first to defend the potentials of Michael Saunders and Alex Liddi, but players with a combined .311 OBP should not be batting one and two.

2012 MLB Analysis: Know Your Enemy AL West

Know Your Enemy

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the 2012 American League West division. If one this is clear, it’s that this division’s teams could be in a long tight race to the wire because all have fairly identical records this past week. What’s keeping the Texas Rangers at the top. Just Josh Hamilton of course.

Angels vs. Mariners In Seattle: Pitching, series preview, analysis & predictions

Hector Noesi, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and the Seattle Mariners. With a four game set scheduled for the weekend, the M’s need to take advantage of the Angels weaknesses. Albert Pujuols is struggling with the AL, and Felix Hernandez needs to exploit that.

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