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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell brings us a piece on his favorite Northwest athlete of all time; Ken Griffey Jr. Clinton was lucky enough to grow up in a time before the steroid era of baseball, and one of those players who made it through unscathed, was Ken Griffey Jr. Coming to the Mariners as a thin 19 year old, Jr. would take not only the city of Seattle by storm, but the baseball world as well. Those of you who were there for this will forever be linked with Jr. and the Mariners in baseball history.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Edgar Martinez, his favorite player in Seattle sport’s history. Over the course of his career, Edgar was a statistical monster. He played in a total of 2,055 games, collecting 2,247 hits in 7,213 at-bats while crushing 309 home runs and accounting for 514 doubles. Edgar also drove home 1,261 runs and even collected 15 triples and 49 stolen bases during his younger days.