M’s Skipper Lloyd McClendon mid-season report card

Lloyd McClendon

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

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

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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?

Give McClendon credit for the James Jones move.

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

Roenis Elias

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

Robinson Cano

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

Jack Z, Cano, McClendon

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 […]

The Time to Perform is Now for Ackley and Smoak

justin-smoak

NWSB Insider Brian Scott gives us a look at the situation brewing for the Seattle Mariners involving Dustin Ackley and Justin Smoak. If the two don’t perform in the early part of the 2013-14 MLB season, Scott postulates that he’ll be writing about who the M’s can get at the trade deadline opposed to how well they’ve played up to that point.

New Players For Mariners Means New Hope… and New Risks.

Robinson Cano

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the team’s newcomers, giving us a look at both their upsides and their potential concerns. Seeing how the 2014 MLB offseason was busy for the the M’s, Robinson Cano, Logan Morrison, Scott Baker, Fernando Rodney and Corey Hart are all covered.

Will an off-season of gambling pay off for the Mariners?

Jack Z, Cano, McClendon

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brandon Choate brings us a look at the moves, or gambles, the Mariners made in the offseason. With the addition of a group of new players, headlined by Robinson Cano, the Mariners hope this batch of moves pays off in the immediate future.

Mariners middle infielders… Who should go?

Brad Miller Nick Franklin

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the team’s middle infield following the big-time signing of Robinson Cano. Cano will likely play second base, which means Jack Z and Lloyd McClendon have a decision to make when it comes to Nick Franklin and Brad Miller. Franklin has too many skills that Miller lacks. Specifically he has more power, and will hit for a better average

Seattle Mariners coaching hires & some Chuck Armstrong news

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott takes a look at the team’s news the past 24 hours. And boy was there some news. The Seattle Mariners have made some management moves and some coaching moves. Chuck Armstrong, the Mariner’s President, announced he will be retiring at the end of January. Here are your new coaches…Trent Jewett, Howard Johnson, Mike Rojas, John Stearns, Andy Van Slyke, Rick Waits, Chris Woodward, Jason Phillips, and Scott Budner.