NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, shares his thoughts and memories on Ken Griffey Jr’s impending HOF election– In addition to his numbers, Junior was THE face of the Seattle Mariners pretty much since the day he arrived on the scene in 1989 following be chosen as the number one overall draft pick in 1987 by the M’s. It can be easily argued that baseball in Seattle or the very name “Seattle Mariners” would not exist if not for Griffey and what he and the Mariners were able to accomplish in 1995.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, reflects on the career of Edgar Martinez and questions if those that can do, can also teach– Many might say that Edgar’s hiring in the midst of a disappointing season that had high expectations is nothing more than a publicity stunt designed to help alleviate falling ticket sales. I’ll grant you there’s likely some truth to that statement. Seeing Edgar in a Mariners dugout in wearing my number, and his number 11 again is worth the price of admission to me.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariner’s Insider, Brian Scott, spotlights the brilliant, young career of Kyle Seager– I’ll one up the opinions on that deal. Right now, $100 million seems like a steal especially when you consider this is a guy who had not played 3rd base much at all prior to his call up in 2011. Oh, and he plays 3rd defensively at an All-Star level as well.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, makes comparisons of the 1995 Seattle Mariners to the 2015 Seattle Mariners. Are these two teams separated by 20 years actually more similar than not? Closer Fernando Rodney hasn’t been perfect but I’m not ready to call him a Bobby Ayala just yet either.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, discusses the remarkable start to the 2015 season for new lefty starter J.A. Happ– The Mariners are off to a slow start. They seem to be coming out of it this week but without Happ doing what he has done in April the M’s would be absolutely lost at sea. It’s time the Emerald City gets behind this guy with the weird first name– J.A. but pronounced Jay.
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.
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.
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.