Zunino and Buck Seattle Mariners Catcher Spotlight

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NWSB Insider and Washington sports blogger Brian Scott breaks down what the Seattle Mariners’ situation looks like at catcher following the 2014 MLB offseason. Entering the new season, Mike Zunino and John Buck are featured, as their presence has gotten lost in the shuffle behind Robinson Cano, Logan Morrison, Corey Hart, and Fernando Rodney.

Speculation continues on Seattle Mariner’s Nick Franklin

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott talks about the rumors of a Nick Franklin deal, and where he may end up, and for whom. With the signing of Robinson Cano this past off season, either Nick Franklin, or Brad Miller are expendable. For the right price that is. The Mariners are in need of some starting pitching depth, and will most likely move Franklin for a starting pitcher, we would hope. So far these are only rumors, but something could happen in the up coming days.

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

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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.

Who’s on 1st? Smoak. What’s on 2nd? Cano. What about SS?

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NWSB Insider Brian Scott brings us up to speed with the Seattle Mariners’ 2014 offseason by asking: Who’s going to play short stop? The M’s have two young candidates worth considering: Nick Franklin and Brad Miller. Scott looks at both players in regard to statistics and the team’s current rotation.

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

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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.

Seattle Mariners in need of another arm

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Clinton Bell is back with an in depth piece about the top two free agent candidates the Mariners are looking at in terms of starting pitching. Ervin Santana or Chris Capuano? Capuano is the latest player to drop his name into the hat of Jack Z, but he may not be the best candidate.

Will the Mariners start the season with two rookies in the rotation?

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NWSB Insider Brian Scott gives us his reason the Seattle Mariners should start two rookie pitchers: Taijuan Walker and James Paxton. If you listen to the scuttle out there, it appears the M’s are far more interested in signing another bat (ie Nelson Cruz) rather than another starting pitcher. But if the M’s use their rookies in the rotation, that leaves just one spot.

Oh Sweet Lou! How much we miss winning with you is immeasurable

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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.

Potential Seattle Trades and Mariners needs

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott takes a look at some potential trade partners for the M’s. Despite signing Robinson Cano and others this offseason, the team still has needs. The New York Yankees could help fill those needs if the Mariners are willing to part with Dustin Ackley.

Mariners names you’d least expect to make an impact in 2014

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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.

Have the Seattle Mariners’ hot stove gone cold?

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger gives us some of his thoughts on the M’s current free-agent situation. After signing Robinson Cano, you have to wonder if the team is all dried up. Scott calculates that the organization still has money to spend, and projects that the money will be spent on a pitcher before it’s all said and done.

Franklin Gutierrez re-signs with the Mariners

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott wonders what the team should do with Michael Saunders now that they’ve re-signed Franklin Guiterrez. Before this signing, the outfield looked to be Corey Hart and Logan Morrison on the corners with Dustin Ackley in center and Saunders on the bench for defensive replacements. Now the M’s have brought in a fifth outfielder to the equation.