Seattle Mariners’ stretch drive for playoffs: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not?

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott takes a look at which Ms players are hot and which ones are struggling entering the late-season stretch with the playoffs in sight. Featured are: Brandon Mauer, Felix Hernandez, Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager, James Paxton, Chris Young, Dustin Ackley and more.

If You Aren’t Excited About The 2014 Seattle Mariners Yet…

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Brian Scott our Mariners blogger says he just don’t get people. This is certainly a more exciting M’s team than the 2007 team that collapsed in early August which is the closest the Mariners have been to the playoffs in more than a decade. Take a look at what’s going on here. Mike Zunino, Robinson Cano, and Felix Hernandez are leading the comeback.

Should The Seattle Mariners trade Ackley And Walker?

Taijuan Walker

NWSB Blogger and Seattle Mariners insider Brian Scott weighs in on the M’s trade deadline situation. In 2014 the Mariners have an 11-15 record in games decided by just one run. They have also been shut out 11 times on the season and we aren’t even through July. Brian says Tampa is shopping David Price and Ben Zobrist, and asks should the M’s trade Taijuan Walker & Dustin Ackley?

Who Gets The Honor Of Taking The Mound At Target Field First For The AL?

Jack Z, Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in on Felix Hernandez starting in the 2014 MLB All Star Game. Describing the race for the right to start the All-Star game as “tight” might be something of an understatement. Both Hernandez and Masahiro Tanaka have made a clear separation from the rest of the group.

Is the Seattle Mariners’ Kyle Seager an All-Star?

Kyle Seager

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in on the chances of Kyle Seager being a 2014 AL All Star. Robinson Cano has been in the top five in hitting numbers for some time and is certain to make the team. Felix Hernandez might be having the best season of his career and will make the team as well. Does the never vocal, Mariners 3rd baseman have a shot at this year’s Summertime Classic?

The Seattle Mariners 2014 Mid-Season Report Card

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NWSB Insider & Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in with his M’s midseason grades. The Mariners have compiled 43 wins vs. 38 losses which puts them solidly in 3rd place in the AL West. Bright spot? M’s bullpen. Led by a guy most people really didn’t see coming in Dominic Leone. Leone has given up just eight earned runs all year in 29 appearances giving him a 2.18 ERA.

Run Support for the King?  It’s Inconsistent At Best

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the performance of Ms pitcher Felix Hernandez. Watching Seattle Mariners’ ace Felix Hernandez pitch is an absolute joy. Watching him pitch with some of the run support he has received from his teammates can also be an absolute nightmare.

Hello Seattle?  Wooden Bats? Leather Gloves? Does That Ring A Bell?

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott writes a letter to M’s fans pleading for everyone to show up to Safeco Field. In a recent stint against the New York Yankees, the team from the Pacific Northwest, saw its own fans cheer for the enemy. Robinson Cano has been the real deal, Kyle Seager has been whacking the ball around too and even some kid named Cole Gillespie has been raking it as of late. Plenty of reasons to cheer.

Mariners predictions moving forward in 2014

Could Rodney break the M's single season saves record?

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brandon Choate brings us his 5 predictions for the rest of the Seattle Mariners 2014 season. With his strong start to the season, rookie SP Roenis Elias is making waves while the front office could make a couple of their own along the way.

Who Are The 2014 Mariners’ Potential All-Stars?

Robinson Cano

Need a suggestion for a 2014 Seattle Mariners all star? Defensively, Robinson Cano has been everything you could ever want at 2nd base. He makes all the routine plays, makes difficult plays look easy and throws in a dazzling play here and there too. Cano has recorded just two errors on the season.

One Third Of The Seattle Mariners Season Is In The Books

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A Third Of The Way Home And Things Are Looking Up This week your 2014 Seattle Mariners will officially pass the one third mark in the season.  With one third of the season down and two to go where do the M’s stand?  Not too surprisingly they don’t look too bad. When you start breaking […]

With Maurer Struggling, M’s Need Walker & Paxton Back

Maurer struggled initially to find any rhythm. (Joe Nicholson/USA Today Sports)

The Seattle Mariners’ starting rotation is beginning to jell with the return of Hisashi Iwakuma. You have to like what Felix Hernandez, Iwakuma, Chris Young and Roenis Elias have done so far. Brandon Maurer, on the other hand, has really struggled. The numbers speak for themselves.