My oh My! Top play of the week for the Seattle Mariners

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the week had to be the MLB debut made by Taijuan Walker on Friday night against the Houston Astros. Tai shut down the Stros for 5 innings, not giving up an earned run in the process. The M’s got out of there with a 7-1 victory in part of POTW runner up performance by Dustin Ackley. It’s nice to feel good about this team every once in a while isn’t it?

Mariners have a good thing going at the top of the order

Miller has done well in his first stint with the club. Expect him to fill the two-hole next year.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brandon Choate brings us an uplifting reminder for Mariners fans. While Mike Zunino started it off, the call ups of Brad Miller and Nick Franklin make the youth movement real in Seattle. Both Miller and Franklin lit up the minor leagues and are off to good starts in the majors. Let’s hope the rest of the Mariners take note. Let the youth movement commence. Kudos, Jack Z.

Mike Zunino: Reasonable expecations for Mariners top prospect in 2013

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NWSB insider and Mariners blog Jon Irwin discussions reasonable expectations for top M’s prospect Mike Zunino. The catcher dominated the minors in a short 2012 stint, but it’s time to dial back enthusiasm. The kid still has a long way to go before he’ll be hitting bombs at the Major League level. With a promising core of young and talented players, the Seattle Mariners have one of the brightest futures in the MLB.

Mariners prospect watch: “The other guys”

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Seattle Mariners farm system in his prospects report. Today he covers hitting, going over prospect hitters Brad Miller, Phillips Castillo and Vinnie Catricala. They’re not the biggest names in the system, but they still have plenty to offer in the way of future talent.

Mariners prospect watch: There’s NOT just aces in the system

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Seattle Mariners farm system in this pitching prospects report. There’s more to Seattle’s farm system than just the Big 3 (Taijuan Walker, James Paxton and Danny Hultzen). Names like Stephen Pryor, Carter Capps and Chance Ruffin round out a farm system rife with talent. Big 3 of starting, meet the Big 3 of relieving.

Mariners prospect watch: Zunino signs, Franklin adjusts

Mike Zunino

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Seattle Mariners farm system in his prospects report. Today he covers hitting, going over how prospect hitters Francisco Martinez, Nick Franklin and newly drafted Mike Zunino. The biggest news is that Zunino has now officially signed with the Seattle Mariners. The M’s dropped a $4 million bonus on their first rounder.

Mariners prospect watch: Aces struggle through June

Danny Hultzen

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Seattle Mariners farm system in his first pitching prospects report. He weighs in on James Paxton, Danny Hultzen and Taijuan Walker. The Big 3. If any M’s prospect has struggled the most through June and July it’s Taijuan Walker. Hultzen holds a 4.24 ERA, but he’s allowed just 3 runs over his last three starts in AAA Tacoma.

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. Another bad week for the Mariners in inter-league play. Lost four out of six against the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks, Michael Saunders and Casper Wellls keep hot bats, Felix Hernandez knocks in a pair.

Prospect Watch: A look at bats on the rise for the Seattle Mariners

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Seattle Mariners farm system in his second prospects report. Today he covers hitting, going over how prospect hitters Francisco Martinez, Nick Franklin and newly drafted Mike Zunino should fare coming up through the minor league system.

Who’s next for Seattle? Predicting the next Mariners call-up

Danny Hultzen, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider Brandon Choate brings us a look at the future of the Mariners today. You could make a statement for each and every one of these players. He puts on his swami hat and lists Danny Hultzen, Andre Carraway, Vinnie Catricala, Carlos Triunfel and Nick Franklin as options for big league promotion. Who does he think will be the next called up?

Prospect watch: A look at the three future aces of the Seattle Mariners

James Paxton

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Seattle Mariners farm system in his first pitching prospects report. He weighs in on James Paxton, Danny Hultzen and Taijuan Walker. The Big 3. Just today Hultzen was promoted to AAA Tacoma. If he’s half as dominate there was he was at Jackson, it could be a matter of time until he’s starting for the Mariners.

Vinnie Catricala offers the 2012 Seattle Mariners a new vision

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson points out the one bright point was the Mariners minor league player of the year in 2011, 23 year old, Vinnie Catricala. Vinnie played in two leagues last year, starting off for A High Dessert before being promoted to AA Jackson Generals. If there is one thing that the Mariners need, it is offense. By the end of 2011 his batting average leveled off to a mere .349.

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