NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson points out over the offseason, the Mariners repeatedly indicated the team wish list to improve and compete in the AL West. A left handed reliever, a catcher, and a veteran presence. Danny now questions why the Mariners would NOT want to pursue Johnny Damon. Is it money? His value in that case alone could make him worth picking up.
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.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us Catcher Adam Moore arrived at the M’s camp this morning with a brace, not a cast, on his right wrist and said a hand specialist told him the ‘break’ was not as serious as everyone thought. Good news, But Danny still provides analysis on what this injury means to John Jaso, and the M’s 2012 lineup.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us what we’ve learned about the 2012 M’s thru the first 7 days of Spring Training in his Version 1.0 notebook. Danny points out Jason Vargas and Hector Noesi have each started with stellar appearances in their first starts of the spring, and Jesus Montero shows strong confidence in the batter’s box.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us even though he wrote an article about this trade back in November 5 Reasons to like the Seattle Mariners Trade For John Jaso he is actually having problems remembering that it ever happened. Already Jesus Montero is dominating the news reports. Eric Wedge says Jaso is a baseball rat. Whatever that means?
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.
Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson today reports that Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Radio in Seattle announced the M’s have signed relief pitcher Shawn Camp and Hong-Chih Kuo. To make room for them the Mariners have designated Chris Gimenez and Mike Wilson for assignment. These moves probably indicated that Chone Figgins is likely to be used as a utility player.
NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us a good read in the wake of a big trade by the Seattle Mariners. In acquiring catcher Jesus Montero from the Yankees, the Mariners can count on Montero’s youth, his bat and his potential to lure in free agents. Yes Seattle will miss Michael Pineda, but they’ll like Montero’s bat much more.
Our Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson knows your looking for Michael Pineda + Jesus Montero MLB Trade Analysis. The depth at catcher in the M’s organization is practically nil. Miguel Olivo has been serving as place holder. Jesus Montero could be the next Jay Buhner or Edgar Martinez in a M’s uniform.
Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in on the MLB trade today between Seattle and Tampa Bay. That sent Josh Lueke to the Rays, and the M’s received catcher John Jaso. Danny lists five things that Jaso will bring to Seattle, and says the trade is a good thing if the future player in the deal is Chone Figgins.