NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott takes a look at who the Seattle Mariners top free agent targets should be for the 2015 season. Would the M’s dare to chase down another big money free agent? One of the biggest names out there has to be the Tiger’s Victor Martinez. Martinez led the majors with a .974 OPS this year while batting .335 and crushing 32 dingers. He’d be a huge upgrade hitting behind Cano in the M’s lineup.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in on the year that was for the M’s. The Mariners started off the year with a bang as they beat up on the Angels early posting 16 runs in the season’s first two games. The Angels unfortunately had the last laugh as they went on to capture the AL West crown. Felix Hernandez, Kyle Seager, Fernando Rodney were outstanding in 2014.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the Ms chances at making the 2014 MLB postseason and playing October baseball. Simply put: Its do-or-die time. There are a number of players to blame for the team being in this situation, but Scott points to Chris Young, Austin Jackson, James Paxton and others.
Brian Scott our NWSB insider and Seattle Mariners blogger weighs in with some predictions for the M’s should they make the postseason in MLB. The need for a 5th starter just doesn’t happen in the post season. With Roenis Elias shutdown for the rest of the year anyway and Taijuan Walker much too green to pitch in the post season it really doesn’t make sense to move him to the pen.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in on the 2014 M’s playoff chances. He points out the pennant chase is on, it’s real and it’s going down to the wire. Since his arrival via trade in July, Austin Jackson has been a pretty steady guy batting in the .260-.270 range. Brian says continue to look for Lloyd McClendon to find a way to keep Endy Chavez’s bat in the lineup, especially against rightys.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in on DJ Peterson. Brian points out heading into spring of 2016, if they haven’t already, the M’s will have to decide between keeping Justin Smoak or Logan Morrison as D.J. Peterson is likely going to be given a legit shot to make the team out of spring training that spring.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott takes a look at which Ms players are hot and which ones are struggling entering the late-season stretch with the playoffs in sight. Featured are: Brandon Mauer, Felix Hernandez, Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager, James Paxton, Chris Young, Dustin Ackley and more.
Brian Scott our Mariners blogger says he just don’t get people. This is certainly a more exciting M’s team than the 2007 team that collapsed in early August which is the closest the Mariners have been to the playoffs in more than a decade. Take a look at what’s going on here. Mike Zunino, Robinson Cano, and Felix Hernandez are leading the comeback.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in at the halfway point of the 2014 MLB Season on M’s skipper Lloyd McClendon. Brian thinks it’s time we pay some attention to the skipper, the moves he’s made and the other decisions that surround his role on the club and give him some praise and scrutiny where both are deserved.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in on the chances of Kyle Seager being a 2014 AL All Star. Robinson Cano has been in the top five in hitting numbers for some time and is certain to make the team. Felix Hernandez might be having the best season of his career and will make the team as well. Does the never vocal, Mariners 3rd baseman have a shot at this year’s Summertime Classic?
NWSB Insider & Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in with his M’s midseason grades. The Mariners have compiled 43 wins vs. 38 losses which puts them solidly in 3rd place in the AL West. Bright spot? M’s bullpen. Led by a guy most people really didn’t see coming in Dominic Leone. Leone has given up just eight earned runs all year in 29 appearances giving him a 2.18 ERA.