NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, reviews the Seattle Mariners managerial record and comments on their current managerial search– The romantic in me wants this coaching staff in the dugout. These are all guys I grew up emulating as a high school and college player but I just fear it wouldn’t work out. Guess what happens if it doesn’t work out? I get to write and you get to read a headline that says the Seattle Mariners fire Edgar Martinez, Dan Wilson and Raul Ibanez. Talk about a gut punch.
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 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 Clinton Bell brings us a piece on the breaking news that the Seattle Mariners hired a new manager; Lloyd McClendon. McClendon spent the past seven years as the hitting coach for the Detroit Tigers, and has also managed the Pittsburgh Pirates too. McClendon hopefully will bring with him an eagerness to win, having spent so long under one of the all-time greats; Jim Leyland. Clinton has five things he would like to see McClendon do once he arrives in Seattle.
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Former Seattle Mariners skipper Lou Piniella. Danny Ferguson one of our Seattle sports area bloggers points out Coach Lou Coach has coached 3× World Series champion (1977, 1978, 1990). In 1993, he was hired by Seattle. It was heartbreaking for fans when he demanded to be traded to Tampa. Piniella would go on to manage the heart break clubs of the Rays and the Cubs.
M’s beat writer Brandon Choate breaks down the all-time pranks list of Seattle Mariners Ken Griffey Jr. A Seattle sports icon and a guy who will always be remembered for his sweet swing. He liked to joke, prank and have fun with his teammates and coaches.