*My* reasons to love Ichiro Suzuki’s time with the Seattle Mariners

Ichiro Suzuki

NWSB Insider and Seattle sports writer Brandon Choate brings us a look back at history. Ichiro Suzuki joined the Seattle Mariners in 2001 and set the bar high immediately. After several All-Star appearances, Gold Gloves, and silver Sluggers, the 2-time MVP is packing his bags and heading to the Big Apple. Ichiro’s accolades and play brought him and Seattle lots of attention.

Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 3

Blake Beavan

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the third game of the series versus the Tampa Bay Rays. The Headline: The Mariners win the pitching duel and take their second series in a row. The road was kind to the M’s, winning 5 out of 7 games, but up next is a 10 game homestand with the M’s facing the first place New York Yankees first. Home will not be as kind as the road reports, as the bats seem to sleep at Safeco.

Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 1

Mariners vs. Athletics

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the first game of the series versus the Oakland Athletics. As is the ongoing trend with these “love ‘em/hate ‘ems” I must make a note that Seattle’s lineup was absolutely horrendous tonight. Oakland’s offense had just as hard a time tonight as Seattle’s, and it’s all because of starting pitcher Kevin Millwood. An incredibly boring game.

Is Eric Wedge to blame for the Mariners’ 2012 woes?

Eric Wedge, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sports blogger Brandon Choate brings us his reasons to put away your nooses and leave Eric Wedge alone. With his past experience, his player’s coach management style, and his fearlessness of ownership, Wedge is NOT to blame. Had Franklin Gutierrez or Mike Carp or Miguel Olivo not been injured early on, we may not have seen the likes of Kyle Seager or the resurgence of Michael Saunders.

Orioles vs. Mariners in Seattle: Pitching, series preview, analysis & predictions

Hisashi Iwakuma

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the Baltimore Orioles. PITCHING MATCHUP: Orioles RH Jason Hammel (8-3, 3.29 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Hisashi Iwakuma (1-1, 4.75 ERA) in the series opener. Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders has missed three straight games due to illness.

Mariners vs. San Diego Padres: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 1

Franklin Gutierrez

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the first M’s game of the interleague series versus the San Diego Padres. Jon didn’t find much “good” left to report on in this game, so he highlighted that Ichiro Suzuki once again had a solid night at the plate. Hopefully the 38-year old Ichiro is proving he still has something left in the tank.

Nice Mariners milestone! Congratulations on 2500 Ichiro

Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider Brandon Choate brings us news from the Seattle Mariners that won’t make you cringe. Ichiro Suzuki reached an MLB and career hit milestone, scoring his 2,500th hit of his MLB career vs the Arizona Diamondbacks. He is the 4th quickest to reach the milestone in MLB history. He may look to be “declining, what do you think Mariners fans?

The Northwest sports record books are made to be broken

Geroy Simon

NWSB Insider and sports blogger Steve Lee has a great article today on the record holders that grace that great northwest sports scene. In just under two weeks, BC Lions receiver Geroy Simon will cement his place in the CFL record books as the league’s all time receiver. Other northwest athletes are in the books too. Ichiro Suzuki, Shaun Alexander, Damon Stoudamire, Gary Payton, Henrik Sedin have their own Moments In Time.

Do the 2012 Seattle Mariners have an All Star in their lineup?

Tom Wilhelmsen

NWSB Insider Danny Ferguson asks the pressing question do the 2012 Seattle Mariners even have an all-star worthy player? After much deliberation, he chose 3 candidates to represent Seattle in this year’s MLB All Star Game. Players like Ken Griffey Jr, John Olerud and Ichiro Suzuki made it in the past. Now can Felix Hernandez, Kyle Seager, Michael Saunders, and Tom Wilhelmsen make it in 2012?

Mariners vs. Arizona Diamondbacks: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 2

Ichiro

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the second M’s game of the interleague series versus the Arizona Diamondbacks. Erasmo Ramirez didn’t even make it through the fifth, four innings on 78 pitches. However the Mariner bullpen has been incredibly solid through June. Tom Wilhelmsen, Charlie Furbush were fantastic. Ichiro (hit 2500) and Casper Wells were hero’s.

Memo to the Mariners: Five reasons Ichiro needs to go!

Ichiro Suzuki

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jon Irwin tells us Ichiro Suzuki is no longer a marquee name in Safeco. Outside of Felix Hernandez, names like Jesus Montero, Dustin Ackley and Franklin Gutierrez are becoming big amongst fans. All it takes is one look at a stats page to see why Ichiro should be traded. .255/.282/.363, 4 home runs and 9 stolen bases. Not what we’ve come to expect of our rightfielder.

San Francisco Giants vs. Mariners: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 2

Brendan Ryan

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the second M’s game of the interleague series versus the San Francisco Giants. These two must get hot. Kyle Seager and Justin Smoak blew up to begin June. They were both hitting really well, especially during the road trip to kick off the month. Great game by Brendan Ryan and Jesus Montero on Saturday.

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