Seattle Mariners Honor Lou Piniella Saturday August 9th

Lou Piniella

Brian Scott our Mariners blogger tells us its time to get ready to honor one of the Mariners all time greats. No other skipper in Seattle Mariners history has had the success that “Sweet” Lou enjoyed through most of the ’90s and into the early 2000s. To celebrate, he’ll remind you of a few of his favorite Lou Piniella stories.

Hello Seattle?  Wooden Bats? Leather Gloves? Does That Ring A Bell?

Robinson Cano

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott writes a letter to M’s fans pleading for everyone to show up to Safeco Field. In a recent stint against the New York Yankees, the team from the Pacific Northwest, saw its own fans cheer for the enemy. Robinson Cano has been the real deal, Kyle Seager has been whacking the ball around too and even some kid named Cole Gillespie has been raking it as of late. Plenty of reasons to cheer.

Oh Sweet Lou! How much we miss winning with you is immeasurable

Lou Piniella

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott takes us on a trip down memory lane, as the M’s have announced that Lou Piniella, long-time manager in the Pacific Northwest, will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame. Scott recaps a favorite memory involving Sweet Lou and Jamie Moyer while also recognizing the skipper’s flaws. Next step? Cooperstown.

Mariners names you’d least expect to make an impact in 2014

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down which M’s players could have a surprise impact on the 2014 MLB season. Scott recaps a trade that once sent Ken Phelps to the New York Yankees for Jay Buhner. Buhner went on to become a big-tim playmaker, and Abraham Almonte and Cole Gillespie could have a similar impact.

The boy that would be King…Felix Hernandez under the spotlight

Felix gets win number 100 in Houston on Monday night

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in today with a great post on the Legend that IS King Felix Hernandez. The all world pitcher for the M’s. Brian begs the question. Imagine David Ortiz in the lineup everyday for Seattle, Randy Johnson as your ace, Jason Varitek catching, Alex Rodriguez at short, and Adam Jones in center… Felix became a legend when he signed a 7 year, 175 million dollar contract to stay in Seattle .

Who are the best Mariners of all-time?

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Alex McPhee is back again, this time taking a look at the top 13 Seattle Mariners players of all time. The top of this list is a no-brainer, as are a lot of the other ones, but the one that may surprise many of you could be the first player on this list. Though Alex has a great point for including him, his stat line. Read this piece immediately, and argue your points for why your favorite Mariners isn’t included in the comments below.

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

Ken Griffey, Jr. Action

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 ceremony of the induction of Ken Griffey Jr. Saturday night against the Milwaukee Brewers. Let’s forget about how bad this team has been lately, and let’s remember the reason we still have a team to root for. Junior, or the Kid, or Griffey. No matter what you call him, he is the epitome of what a ball player should be, and we are all lucky to have been able to call him part of our family.

Mariners “honor” Griffey with embarrassing loss

Griffey Jr. likely left the ballpark disappointed on Saturday (Elaine Thompson/AP Photo)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the disappointing loss the Mariners put together on a night that saw the organization honor one of the greatest ballplayers of all time, Ken Griffey Jr. Downed 10-0 by Milwaukee — who are 51-66 on the year — Seattle tallied just four hits over the course of the game while Iwakuma and the Mariners’ stellar bullpen (particularly Lucas Luetge) surrendered 16. It was a complete embarrassment on a night that should have been filled with spectacular.

Congratulations Junior, and this M’s fan thanks you!

69th MLB All-Star Game Home Run Derby

Seattle Mariners blogger Brandon Choate brings us a trip down memory lane today, with his tribute to Ken Griffey Jr on the day he is to be entered into the Mariners Hall of Fame. His swing, his smile , his backwards hat and his bubble gum prowess had as all trying to be The Kid. Now we can look back as our hero is immortalized. The Griffey Effect hit us hard and it still courses through our veins.

Moments In Time: A note to Ken Griffey Jr.

Ken Griffey

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson pays his homage to Ken Griffey Jr. Undoubtedly the greatest player in Seattle Mariners history, Griffey is also one of the best players to have ever set foot on a baseball field. This weekend, he’ll be immortalized into Mariners lore as he will be inducted in the Mariners Hall of Fame in a ceremony that is sure to bring back the greatest memories in Seattle baseball history. Thanks for everything, Junior.

The five biggest busts in Seattle Mariners history

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us the five biggest busts in Mariners history. Two draft picks, two free agents, and a trade flop that is still being felt in Seattle. The M’s have had a hard time over their history in finding players who not only live up to the hype, but stick around to play a full career as well. These five guys do not disappoint in this matter. Chone Figgins, Ryan Anderson, Jose Cruz Jr. make the list.

*My* five best Seattle Mariners Ken Griffey Jr. memories

Griffey carried out

NWSB insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brandon Choate brings us a nostalgic list of epic proportions. Just like many Seattle Mariner fans, Ken Griffey Jr. is an icon. Over his many years in Seattle, Griffey Jr wowed and dazzled not only Seattle, but the whole nation. Between his 8 straight home runs in 1993 or his home run derby blast in Camden Yards, you can’t help but love the kid!

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