Goodbye Michael Morse, hello Xavier Avery

Xavier Avery, Irving Falu

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Brian Scott talks about the recent waiver deal that sent the struggling Michael Morse back out to the Suburbs of the nations capital. In what seemed to be a move a long time in the making, the O’s were the winners of the waiver claim sweepstakes for the oft injured slugger. In return, the M’s get a young prospect that is high on speed, but not so much else; Xavier Avery.

Who are the best Mariners of all-time?

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Alex McPhee is back again, this time taking a look at the top 13 Seattle Mariners players of all time. The top of this list is a no-brainer, as are a lot of the other ones, but the one that may surprise many of you could be the first player on this list. Though Alex has a great point for including him, his stat line. Read this piece immediately, and argue your points for why your favorite Mariners isn’t included in the comments below.

Biggest ‘What-If’ questions in Seattle Mariners history

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jeff Budke brings us the newest installment to the NWSB page, the hypothetical What If questions, Mariners Version. Of course Jeff touches on the what if Junior, Randy, and Alex Rodriguez could have stayed together, but he get’s down to the real business at hand, like what if we never had to put up with the Bill Bavasi years. Or, what would Mariners life been like without the one and only Ichiro Suzuki?

Seven “Holy Sh*t!” Moments in Northwest sports history & 1 “Beastquake”

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NWSB Insider and Pacific northwest sports blogger Steve Lee today weighs in with his seven moments in time for PNW sports fans. The 7 holy sh*t moments in time if you will. Canada’s golden goal. The Ichiro trade, the Seahawks Marshawn Lynch beastquake, the Steve Nash trade, the Seattle Supersonics leaving town, the Vancouver Grizzlies leaving town, the WWE invading Safeco Field all make the list.

Moments in time…the Seattle Mariners week that was

See ya Jason, and thanks for all the wins. Good luck in the future. (photo Yahoo! Sports)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with another M’s Week That Was. Intended to be a fun column, with lots of laughs and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman style. The week started off with a sweep, and ended with a loss in New York. Felix Hernandez was once again brilliant, same with Iwukuma on his first win. Eric Thames homers off old team in first game with Mariners.

July, winning streaks, and recapping the Seattle Mariners’ recent run

Happy Felix Day

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Britton Ransford weighs in with another M’s article on the recent winning streak and the 2012 MLB trade deadline. With regards to Ichiro, it was a trade that had to be done and the Mariners did it at the right time. These wins are great. The early season was sour. Other than Chone Figgins finally being benched, there wasn’t much to be excited about. Let the fun continue!

Mariners mid-season trades: What did they lose? What did they gain?

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners mid season trades made by Eric Wedge and Jack Zduriencik. Ichiro Suzuki, Brandon League and Steve Delabar are gone. In are Eric Thames, Logan Bawcom Leon Landry, D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar. Lots of people expected Jack to trade Jason Vargas and Kevin Millwood too, but those moves didn’t happen.

Moments in time…the Seattle Mariners week that was

Eric Thames

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with another M’s Week That Was. Intended to be a fun column, with lots of laughs and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman style.The Mariners continued their mastery over the Kansas City Royals in a 4 game sweep. More moves by the team lead to departures to Brandon League and Steve Delabar, and Mr. Mariner Alvin Davis is hired on as an instructor.

New York Yankees vs. Mariners: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em game 2

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the second game of the series versus the New York Yankees. The Headline: Michael Saunders provides the offense on Felix night as the M’s top New York. King Felix Hernandez pitched 7.1 innings of 2 run ball, giving up 4 hits and striking out 4.

Moments in time…The Seattle Mariners week that was

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with another M’s Week That Was. Intended to be a fun column, with lots of laughs and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman style. Well the bats came alive in KC, the arms followed in Tampa Bay. A nice 5-2 week for the M’s. Miguel Olivo has a chance to pitch, Casper Wells leads off, Felix Hernandez shuts down the Royals, and the Mariners say goodbye to a legend.

N.Y. Yankees vs. Mariners: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 1

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the first game of the series versus the New York Yankees. The Headline: Ichiro Suzuki suits up for the enemy as Seattle falls to New York. What a strange day in Seattle. Of all the teams it had to be New York. And on all nights it had to be tonight. Post game Justin Smoak was sent down to AAA Tacoma, Mike Carp will come up.

*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.