Moments in time…The Seattle Mariners week that was

Kyle Seager, Seattle Mariners

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 return of Franklin Gutierrez was the highlight of the week. Newsworthy Optioned down to AAA Tacoma Rainiers were Blake Beavan and Alex Liddi. Also Seattle was swept by the San Diego Padres, but bounced back.

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.

A sight for sore eyes in center field for the Seattle Mariners

Franklin Gutierrez, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with Thursday’s top Mariners story; the return of Franklin Gutierrez. With the past year and a half basically spent on the DL, it is important for Gutierrez to get back to his normal ways, or face the threat of being shipped out come deadline time. It won’t be easy either, with the hot bats of Michael Saunders, and Casper Wells, the competition is real, and fierce.

Moments in time…The Seattle Mariners week that was

Brandon League

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. No hitter vs LA, and two out of three in Anaheim against the Angels highlighted this past week. Ichiro is still playing good ball at the one spot, Felix Hernandez went down with injury, and Stephen Pryor wins his first game amidst the no hitter.

My oh My! Top play of the week for the Seattle Mariners (video)

The dirty half-dozen posing in front of the scoreboard after the no-hitter (photo facebook.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the tenth week of the year had to be the combined no hitter of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Six pitchers spearheaded by Kevin Millwood, and finished off by Tom Wilhelmson, completely shut down the Dodgers and their hot bats. Coming in, the Dodgers were the best team in MLB, but that sure didn’t show Friday night at Safeco Field.

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

kevin millwood

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Tonight at Safeco Field in Game 60 for the M’s, Kevin Millwood will take to the mound as the only Mariners pitcher with experience against the Dodgers. The rest of the series could go either way but the M’s will look to pick up as many wins as possible as they try to ascent the standings.

2012 Mariners MLB Draft: Seattle picks & draft overview

Patrick Kivlehan is a big 3B with a big bat (photo scarletknoghts.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with his overview of the top ten players selected in the 2012 MLB first player draft by the Seatlle Mariners. Don’t expect many of these players to make it to the show, especially the way that Jack Zduriencik likes to deal prospects. Mike Zunino, a catcher who hits a ton, and calls a mean game as well, is heir apparent for the M’s starting catching duties as soon as he is available.

Moments in time…the Seattle Mariners week that was

Offensive Player of the Week. Justin Smoak hit two 3-run homers in Texas on Wednesday night. (photo rjg.com)

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. 21 runs in a single game, not the norm for the Seattle Mariners. Justin Smoak named offensive player of the week, Stephen Pryor hits 100 on first MLB pitch, Ichiro goes deep twice in Chicago.

With the Mariners Ichiro, the unexpected has always been expected

Ichiro

Mariners insider Danny Ferguson tells us what to expect for the rest of the season with Seattle Mariners RF Ichiro Suzuki. Now that Ichiro is back at the top spot, Danny expecsts his OBP numbers and SB numbers to increase. With Dustin Ackley hitting behind him, he should see better pitches to steal on. And if that doesn’t work, Danny suggests that Ichiro become the teams new closer.

My oh My! Top play of the week for the Seattle Mariners (video)

Ichiro goes deep twice in Chi-Town!

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the ninth week of the year had to be the two home run game by Ichiro Suzuki. When the M’s play at U.S. Cellular field, it alwasy reminds me of the 4 homer game by Mike Cameron. Ichiro made it half way there, and finally beat the Sox at the same time. Ichiro just seems to have Gavin Floyd’s number.

State of the Mariners – weekly notebook | June 4th

Dave Neihaus

Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. This week with Steve Delabar heading to Tacoma and Stephen Pryor being promoted to the big leagues. The 2012 MLB draft starts today and many are speculating as to how the M’s will use their number 3 pick. Most of the talk centers around a young Florida Gators catcher named Mike Zunino.

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