Mariners Chone Figgins is going to ride some serious pine

Chone Figgins, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson points out Chone Figgins was given five weeks to get to where a normal leadoff hitter has to be with his swing, his bat, his average, and where did it get him? At the end of the first month, Figgins had dropped his average to .189 which is right where he was at the end of the previous season.

Is Brandon League the answer as closer for the Mariners in 2012?

Brandon League, Seattle Mariners

Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us another great read on the state of the Seattle Mariners. Will Seattle’s closer last season, Brandon League, continue on his impressive 2011 campaign? After posting the shockingly 6th highest number of saves in the American League, will he continue to surprise the Mariners and their fans?

Memo to Seattle Mariners ownership: Stop selling us mediocrity

Jack Z

Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve is going on a rant. He’s back to tell us he understands what the Mariners are trying to do. When your franchise bottoms out, it takes time in the rebuilding process. He’s calling out Ownership. Jack Zduriencik is the only one that seems to have a direction, that’s asinine he says. Ownership is supposed to be the one leading by example. They’re not.

Hey Jack Z? Who’s on first? Ackley’s on second. I don’t know is on third

Ichiro

Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson believe we should get over the fact that this isn’t 2001 anymore, the rebuilding is actually happening and isn’t just the lip service that we have grown accustomed to and enjoy watching baseball in the northwest. Check out this actual made up conversation between Eric Wedge and Jack Zduriencik:

Five big things to expect from the Mariners in 2012

Eric Wedge

Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson is back to tell us five things to look for to see that there is forward momentum in the M’s franchise in 2012. Looking for 2012 Mariners predictions? It really is unpredictable what will happen when mid-season comes around. Jack Zduriencik and Eric Wedge are admitting that this year probably won’t be much better.

State Of The Mariners – Offseason Player Updates | Media Day

Jack Zduriencik & Eric Wedge

Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in with his January 26th, 2012 State of the Mariners notebook. The M’s off-season should help in making 2012 be an interesting year, although the offseason isn’t over yet and Jack Z always has his eyes open. Reports given on Casper Wells, Justin Smoak, Adam Moore and Franklin Gutierrez. Plus updates on Jesus Montero, Ichiro Suzuki, Dustin Ackley, and Chone Figgins.

State Of The Mariners – The 3 Options for Seattle This Offseason

Jack Zduriencik & Eric Wedge

Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in with his December 16th 2011 State of the Mariners notebook. Who wants to come play with Seattle when they could be making big bucks on the east coast? Felix Hernandez, Miguel Olivo, Franklin Gutierez and Brendan Ryan are all set to take significant raises in 2011, can the M’s and Jack Zduriencik afford Prince Fielder?

Pujols…hmph! Relax Mariners fans, good days are ahead…

Can Jack Z make a splash in free agency for the Mariners?

Insider Steve says so what if the Anaheim Angels signed Albert Pujols. The Seattle Mariners need to tune out the gallery and keep with the current plan in place, and not over react to what other teams are doing. It’s a matter of trusting Jack Zduriencik and his model of operation. The Mariners are the Texas Rangers, just three seasons behind.

Mariners and the 2011 Rule 5 draft

Carlos Triunfel was protected by the Mariners from the Rule 5 draft

Our man on the Mariners beat Danny Ferguson breaks down the Rule 5 draft in this piece. What could it mean for the Seattle Mariners? They protected Carlos Triunfel, Francisco Martinez and Chih-Hsien Chiang from it, so they must think highly of them! The success rate of this move is practically nil, but then again Jack Z could find the next Josh Hamilton that way.

Offseason Chat: Seattle Mariners Jack Zduriencik Talks Strategy

Mariners

Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson had a listen to the Mariners offseason conference call Tuesday, Jack Zduriencik shared some plans with the public as the MLB off season kicks into full gear. The Mariners are looking to complement their young staff with veteran player/coaches. Jamie Wright, Miguel Olivo, Wily Mo Pena and Brendan Ryan…

NWSB Franchise Tips: Ways To Break The Seattle Mariners Curse

Seattle Mariners Carl Willis

Seattle Mariners sports blogger Danny Ferguson tells us some tips For The Mariners on ways to break their franchise curse. For starters, trust Jack Zduriencik, boo Bud Selig, turn over the trident, raise the USS Mariner, and bring in Brewers sensation Prince Fielder?

5 Good Reasons why you can trust Seattle Mariners GM Jack Z

Jack Z

NWSB Insider Steve looks into the Jack Zduriencik era for the Seattle Mariners. While the Mariners have not come close to a championship, they are quickly building one of the most talent-ridden franchises in the MLB. With youngsters like Dustin Ackely, Kyle Seager, Taijuan Walker, Trayvon Robinson, and the Mariners #1 pick in this year’s draft, Danny Hultzen…

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