Five Mariners that are likely trade bait at the winter meetings

Dustin Ackley

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott takes a look at the team’s roster and gives us five players who could be traded at winter meetings. Making the list is Dustin Ackley, Michael Saunders, Tom Wilhelmsen, Justin Smoak and Kyle Seager. The team has already been linked to Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran.

Dear Jack Z please let Kendrys Morales walk

Jack Z

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott breaks down the M’s today with some reasons why M’s GM Jack Z has to let Kendrys Morales go and move on. Kendrys Morales has turned down your qualifying offer. You’ve got your precious draft pick Jack says Brian…Brian doesn’t care if he was the Mariner’s leading hitter last year, and points out the leading hitter last year hit .277! That’s it. .277. C’mon Seattle. Let’s have a good offseason.

Northwest Athlete Profile: Jacoby Ellsbury

Jacoby Ellsbury

Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Current Boston Red Sox player from Madras Oregon Jacoby Ellsbury. The Tampa Bay Rays drafted Ellsbury in 2002 but he didn’t sign, instead choosing to attend Oregon State University for three years. The Boston Red Sox drafted him 23rd overall in 2005 and the rest is history.

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