July, winning streaks, and recapping the Seattle Mariners’ recent run

Happy Felix Day

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Britton Ransford weighs in with another M’s article on the recent winning streak and the 2012 MLB trade deadline. With regards to Ichiro, it was a trade that had to be done and the Mariners did it at the right time. These wins are great. The early season was sour. Other than Chone Figgins finally being benched, there wasn’t much to be excited about. Let the fun continue!

*My* favorite Randy Johnson & Dan Wilson Mariners moments in time

Dan & Randy Mariners Hall of Fame

NWSB Insider and Seattle sports blogger Brandon Choate brings us his top 5 Randy Johnson and Dan Wilson moments in time in a Seattle Mariners uniform. With these 2 M’s legends being inducted in the Mariners Hall of Fame today, we are reminded of an era of the happiest time in Seattle for baseball fans. Largely in part because of these 2 guys.

The ghost of Ken Griffey Jr. still haunts the Mariners organization

Ken Griffey Jr

Today NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in with his thoughts on the GHOST of Ken Griffey Jr. There is no doubt that the Seattle Mariners play in the house that Jr. built. Due to the ghost of Ken Griffey Jr., the Mariners struggle to find a true face of the organization. To some extent Ichiro Suzuki took on that role the past decade, but even Ichiro didn’t fill the seats.

What is wrong with the Seattle Mariners? What is holding them back?

Chone Figgins

Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the first article of the second half of another losing season for the Seattle Mariners. This week he questions the teams front office. He asks why they are one of the most cold in all of baseball. The owner of this vessel has never watched his team play a live game. Compare that with Nolan Ryan who sits in the front row of nearly every Rangers game. The USS Mariner has sunk.

Memo to the powers that be: Mariners need to bring in Safeco Field fences

Safeco Field, Seattle

NWSB Insider Jonathan Irwin brings us his reasons why the Mariners should bring in the fences at Safeco Field. With the Mariners doing most of their scoring on the road, it seems the fences could be the reason for the Mariners poor numbers at home. Ken Griffey Jr left because of it and it might be the reason Justin Smoak and Dustin Ackley can’t seem to get it going permanently.

Prospect Watch: A look at bats on the rise for the Seattle Mariners

Francisco Martinez, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the Seattle Mariners farm system in his second prospects report. Today he covers hitting, going over how prospect hitters Francisco Martinez, Nick Franklin and newly drafted Mike Zunino should fare coming up through the minor league system.

Moments in time…Danny’s Seattle Mariners from A-Z

Chone Figgins

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson gives us his Mariners from A to Z. Not for the weak at heart, this could only be written by a fan such as Danny who has witnessed the few ups, and mostly downs of the past 35 years of Mariners baseball. From the bad moves of Nintendo, to the glorious My Oh My call of the late great Dave Niehaus, Danny gives it all to you, laid out like a fan obsessed.

Do the 2012 Seattle Mariners have an All Star in their lineup?

Tom Wilhelmsen

NWSB Insider Danny Ferguson asks the pressing question do the 2012 Seattle Mariners even have an all-star worthy player? After much deliberation, he chose 3 candidates to represent Seattle in this year’s MLB All Star Game. Players like Ken Griffey Jr, John Olerud and Ichiro Suzuki made it in the past. Now can Felix Hernandez, Kyle Seager, Michael Saunders, and Tom Wilhelmsen make it in 2012?

“My, Oh My!” Mic Check with Mariners voice Dave Niehaus

Statue of Dave Niehaus

NWSB Insider and Northwest sports blogger Steve Lee tells us another story in our Moments in time series about the legendary Seattle Mariners radio voice Dave Niehaus. Born February 19, 1935 in Princeton, Indiana. Niehaus was massively popular in Seattle, twice being named Washington Sportscaster of the Year. Despite the M’s struggles to qualify for the post season, neither Niehaus or the fans of his broadcasts waviered.

Seattle Mariners rant time! You know what really ticks me off?

If Ken Griffey Jr. was expendable, so are 99% of these guys

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us what really ticks him off about the Seattle Mariners. The only good thing management has done is not sold the team to some jerk in Oklahoma City. Ichiro Suzuki, and Felix Hernandez may need to be used as trade bait at the deadline. And it’s time to cut our losses with Chone Figgins and Brendan Ryan.

I’m a die-hard fan of the Seattle Mariners because…

Mariners Legends

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us why he’s a sold out 100% Seattle Mariners fan for life. It is about family. It is about reality. It is about the magic. It is about love for the team. There was a time when the Mariners, with Ken Griffey Jr., Alex Rodriguez, Jay Buhner and Edgar Martinez on the team, were the most famous of all baseball clubs. It is about Dave Niehaus.

Mariners Profiles: Michael Saunders under the spotlight

Michael Saunders Mariners Profile

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve brings us a good piece on the M’s today. Center fielder and Victoria BC Canada native Michael Saunders is under the spotlight. When the Mariners did select him in 11th round, the thought was maybe he could develop into a fourth outfielder at best, with a knack for speed and using his glove as his biggest asset. It’s not everyday an 11th round pick ascends to the major leagues.

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