The Seattle Mariners Have A Battle For The Five Hole Starter

Taijuan Walker

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott takes a look at the Mariners battle for the 5th spot in the rotation. We know Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma will make up the first and second spots in the rotation. McClendon went on the record last week and stated “We didn’t bring J.A. Happ here to pitch out of the bullpen” so I that pretty much settles that, Happ is in the rotation. McClendon didn’t name the fourth starter but he certainly hinted that it was likely James Paxton’s job to lose and I think it’s a very safe bet that Paxton won’t be losing that spot. That brings us to that fifth spot in the rotation, the spot vacated when the Mariners decided to not re-sign veteran free agent pitcher Chris Young.

Are the 2015 Seattle Mariners A Complete Team?

Zduriencik Ben Van Houten Mariners

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott dives into the Seattle Mariners roster. Who will make the 25? Are the M’s a complete roster at this point? You have to have a backup catcher. It’s a given and Sucre is getting the nod. Bloomquist is healthy, under contract and is a wonderful bench player so I think his spot is safe. With the platoon situations in right field and at short you wind up with a four man bench.

Are The Seattle Mariners Done Adding For 2015?

James Paxton AP Photo Ted Warren

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider breaks down the M’s off season moves so far and what likely lies ahead for their roster. Seriously, if you won’t trade Walker or Paxton for Kemp or Upton why would you give either of them up for Zobrist? It makes no sense to make this deal if you are the Mariners unless the price is significantly less than giving up Walker or Paxton.

Mariners Quest For A Full Time Right Fielder May Come Up Empty

Give McClendon credit for the James Jones move.

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott gives us the latest on the M’s search for a right fielder. I really think that filling this role from within is exactly where this right field situation is headed for the Mariners. The good news is that they do have options, options that I prefer to signing a guy who is finished, or over paying for a guy who is not, via trade.

The Seattle Mariners Hot Stove Keeps Cranking

Melky

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott takes a look at the M’s next potential acquisition, Melky Cabrera. Next up for big Jack appears to be Melky Cabrera. While nothing official has been reported or announced, Cabrera would be a great fit in the M’s new-look batting order while playing right field. Will the M’s stop there?

Bon Voyage: The Seattle Mariners Take A Cruz

Safeco

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott breaks down the free agent signing of Nelson Cruz. While Cruz’s numbers .271/.333./.525 with those 40 dingers and 108 runs driven in certainly look shiny he does come with concerns and only a fool wouldn’t take them at least a little bit seriously.

Should The Seattle Mariners Attempt To Re-Sign Their Own Free Agents?

Oakland Athletics v Seattle Mariners

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott runs down the Seattle Mariner’s six free agents for 2014. Should they keep them or let them walk? Simply put, Beimel was the best lefty the M’s had in the bullpen in 2014. They’d be crazy to let him walk away without a solid offer. Also featured are: Kendrys Morales, Chris Young, Chris Denorfia, Humberto Quintero and more.

Three Consecutive Losses Have M’s In Do Or Die Scenario

Oakland Athletics v Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the Ms chances at making the 2014 MLB postseason and playing October baseball. Simply put: Its do-or-die time. There are a number of players to blame for the team being in this situation, but Scott points to Chris Young, Austin Jackson, James Paxton and others.

Touch Decisions For McClendon Should M’s Make Postseason

Roenis Elias

Brian Scott our NWSB insider and Seattle Mariners blogger weighs in with some predictions for the M’s should they make the postseason in MLB. The need for a 5th starter just doesn’t happen in the post season. With Roenis Elias shutdown for the rest of the year anyway and Taijuan Walker much too green to pitch in the post season it really doesn’t make sense to move him to the pen.

Seattle Mariners’ stretch drive for playoffs: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not?

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott takes a look at which Ms players are hot and which ones are struggling entering the late-season stretch with the playoffs in sight. Featured are: Brandon Mauer, Felix Hernandez, Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager, James Paxton, Chris Young, Dustin Ackley and more.

2014 Trade Deadline Analysis for the Seattle Mariners

San Francisco Giants v San Diego Padres

M’s Make Two Deadline Deals As a whole, the 2014 MLB trade deadline will likely be talked about as one of the most active days of trading in baseball history. Several teams like the A’s and Tigers went into “All In” mode and made some serious waves with their acquisitions. The Seattle Mariners, on the […]

Targeting A Trade – Seattle Mariners Looking For Bats

Brad Miller

NWSB Blogger and Seattle Mariners insider Brian Scott says the M’s need a bat. He knows it. We all know it. The Seattle Mariner’s offense continues to be streaky. For a couple nights it looks as if they are crossing a line and hitting consistently then we go right back to where we started and they get shutout again. Will Brad Miller, Cory Hart, & Dustin Ackley please stand up?

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