Lloyd McClendon:  Should He Stay Or Go?

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, examines the first major decision for new GM Jerry Dipoto– Should Lloyd McClendon stay or go? When you start combining those kind of numbers with the idea that McClendon, like Scioscia, is an old school style manager who will resist the use of modern metrics that dictate how he should play his team, you then really start to cast a shadow of doubt on McClendon and Dipoto working well together.

Call The Mariners Maid Service — It’s Time To Clean House

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, looks at possible managerial replacements for Jack and Lloyd once they are bounced out of Seattle– The thing nice about Cora is he’s a Seattle hero. Few longtime M’s fans will have forgotten Joey Cora weeping when the M’s were finally eliminated in the ALCS of 1995. If Cora could be convinced to come on and retain his pal Edgar Martinez as hitting coach you’d really have quite the cast of former M’s stars down in that dugout. Heck, maybe his little brother Alex could coach third too.

The Fernando Rodney Experience — Is It Time To Move On?

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners insider, Brian Scott, takes a look at the M’s closer situation with Fernando Rodney. Is it time for the M’s to move someone else into the closer role? Facts are facts and McClendon needs to avoid using Rodney when it’s not a save whenever possible because the numbers aren’t any better in 2015 for Rodney in those non-save situations. Four of the six runs he’s allowed this year came in non-save opportunities

The Battle For Shortstop Heats Up Again At Mariners Spring Training

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott takes a look at the Seattle Mariners spring training battle for the shortstop position– First of all, Miller has a bit more power in that bat than Taylor does. We’ve seen his power last year and we’ve seen it a bit already during spring training this year. Miller is fully capable of putting up 15-20 homers if he can keep it together for a whole season.

Mariners’ Brass Gives GM Jack Zduriencik A Multi-Year Extension

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down current events in the Pacific Northwest, MLB edition. The 2014 Ms arefull of surprises. After giving their GM, Jack Zduriencik, a “do or die” one-year deal preceding the season, the team brass has now apparently seen enough to be satisfied.

M’s Skipper Lloyd McClendon mid-season report card

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.

Under the Spotlight: Mariners’ Starter Roenis Elias

NWSB’s Mariners blogger Brian Scott looks at the emergence of young Seattle pitcher – Cuban born Roenis Elias. A tale of his journey to the bigs. In the dead of night Elias drove to the shores of Cuba. There, he was shoved onto a small boat with 26 other individuals, including five baseball players who shared Elias’s dream of playing professional baseball in the US.

He’s Back!  Nick Franklin Returns to the Mariners Lineup

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott brings us up to speed on Nick Franklin and the situation brewing at short stop. Brad Miller is not a typical DH player, but his struggles could be the excuse the Ms need to bring Franklin in on a full-time basis.

James Jones the next Adam Jones?

Déjà Jones We are nearly half way into the month of May, and the Seattle Mariners are 20-18. That’s right, a winning record at this point in the season for the first time since 2003. There are several reasons the Mariners have been successful as of late – outstanding pitching from unlikely sources (Chris Young and […]

Seattle Mariners: Surprise roster choices worth monitoring

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott gives us a look at surprise M’s getting a chance early in the 2014 MLB season. Earning recognition at this juncture are Roenis Elias, Erasmo Ramirez and Stefen Romero.

Seattle Mariners: Bats starting to shine in regular season

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott recaps the early-season success found by the M’s bats. Featured are players such as Dustin Ackley, Justin Smoak Abraham Almonte and Robinson Cano. A not-so-honorable mention comes in the form of Kyle Seager.

Decision Time: Projecting the Seattle Mariner’s 25 Man Roster for 2014

Tough calls for McClendon coming in just over a week. I think it’s fair to say that there has been more intrigue in this year’s Seattle Mariner’s Spring Training Camp than any other for some time.  With 2 starting positions up for grabs and a plethora of rotation spots to fill, some decisions will be […]

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