Seattle Mariners 2012/13 offseason “To Do” list

John Jaso

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on his list of offseason moves for the 2013 Seattle Mariners. The team is in a crossroads, looking to build off their strong farm system while staying competitive. While they have to sacrifice in some areas—such as keeping the rotation open—it’s time they sealed up old holes—such as the enigma at firstbase. Keep Jason Vargas and Felix Hernandez figure out Justin Smoak.

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

Kyle Seager's defense might be even more impressive than his hitting.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the twenty-fifth week of the year had to be the diving stop by Kyle Seager to not only save a run, but throw out Michael Young as well. On a 0-1 pitch, Jason Vargas threw on off speed pitch to Young who drilled it into the ground for a one hopper to short. Seager dives for the ball, looks back Ian Kinsler at third, and throws a strike to first to retire Young, maintaining the 0-0 tie.

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

Hisashi Iwakuma, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Texas Tangers vs. M’s in Seattle for Game 147. The pitching matchup features Rangers RH Martin Perez (1-1 3.48 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Hisashi Iwakuma (6-4, 3.39 ERA). Iwakuma is looking to bounce back from poor outings in his last 2 games.

Mariners vs. Rangers in Arlington: Pitching, series preview, analysis & predictions

Hisahi Iwakuma, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the M’s vs. Texas Rangers from Arlington in Game 145. The pitching matchup features Mariners RH Hisashi Iwakuma (6-4, 3.39 ERA) vs. Rangers RH Yu Darvish (14-9, 4.14). They went against each other six times in Japan and were teammates on the Japanese team in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

Moments in time…The Seattle Mariners week that was

Luis Jimenez finally gets a big league start after 13 years in the minors (photo prorumors.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. Will the Mariners play spoiler with their remaining games as we are now out of the wild card hunt? Luis Jimenez gets his very first MLB start, and Felix Hernandez is on a cold streak.

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

Michael Saunders did all he could not to end up like this guy on his foul ball grab (photo bleacherreport.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the twenty-third week of the year had to be the defensive gem by Michael Saunders grabing the ball out of the first row of seats. Yes, the ball was foul, but this play took another chance away from Coco Crisp, one of the most dangerous base runners in all of MLB. A true web gem.

Oakland Athletics vs. Mariners: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em game 3

Jason Vargas

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the second game of the series versus the Oakland Athletics. ​The Headline: ​Tommy Milone mows over the M’s as Oakland completes the sweep. Despite a healthy outfield and a new lineup, Oakland and Milone prove too much for the Mariner’s in this series finale. Alex Liddi went 1-for-3 and scored a run in his first start since June 9th.

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

Twins vs. Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Oakland Athletics vs. M’s at Safeco Field its Game 139. The pitching matchup features PITCHING MATCHUP: Athletics RH A.J. Griffin (4-0, 2.26 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Felix Hernandez (13-6, 2.51). In a scheduling rarity, Hernandez’s first three starts this season were against the Athletics, including the season opener in March.

Weekly Seattle Mariners recap: Series pitching vs. LA, Boston

Hisashi Iwakuma, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brandon Choate gives us his weekly M’s pitching breakdown in the arms under the spotlight segment. The Mariners went 3-2 this week and the pitchers only allowed 1 run in 3 of those games. Kevin Millwood showed signs of life while Hisashi Iwakuma keeps us scratching our head as to why he didn’t make the initial rotation. Felix Hernandez had a rough week, but won the AL Pitcher of the month.

Red Sox vs. Mariners in Seattle: Pitching, series preview, analysis & predictions

Justin Smoak Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Boston Red Sox vs. M’s at Safeco Field its Game 136. The pitching matchup features Red Sox RH Clay Buchholz (11-4, 4.50 ERA) vs. Mariners LH Jason Vargas (13-9, 3.90). So far this season Vargas has had 2 starts against the BoSox and is 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA and has given up 3 home runs and 5 walks.

Moments in time…The Seattle Mariners week that was

See ya Jason, and thanks for all the wins. Good luck in the future. (photo Yahoo! Sports)

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. Moves aplenty in the past week for the Mariners. We say goodbye to Jason Vargas, and Kevin Millwood, as they were placed on waivers. Franklin Gutierrez is finally back up with the big boy club.

What in the sam hell has gotten into our beloved Mariners?

Eric Wedge

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with his reasons why the Mariners are playing good ball. With every player on the team contributing, Eric Wedge has taken more of a team first approach to this club now that Ichiro is gone. The one two punch of Felix Hernandez and Jason Vargas has been unstoppable, and the can do attitude that has been instilled is wearing off on these guys.

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