Seattle Mariners winter meetings and roster review

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the team’s roster after the 2014 Winter Meetings. Nice additions in Logan Morrison, Willie Bloomquist, Robinson Cano, and Corey Hart. Here’s the biggest weakness remaining with the Seattle Mariners for the 2014 season. The Bullpen. Yoervis Medina, Charlie Furbush, Tom Wilhelmsen, and Steven Pryor. The pressure is on.

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 land a big fish, Robinson Cano

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in today on the work Mariners Jack GM Jack Zduriencik and Robinson Cano’s agent Jay Z were finishing up last night. Details on a block buster deal for Cano to play in the Emerald City are reportedly done. Contradictory reports started to surface discrediting the NY Daily News story and just like that the deal was done; 10 years & $240 million dollars. Oh what a night!

Mariners sign super-sub Willie Bloomquist

The Bloomquist signing, is uninteresting and ill timed.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in today on the Willie Bloomquist signing. Brian is scratching his head at this move? What the heck Jack Zduriencik? Willie Bloomquist is a great type of player to have on your roster. Any baseball fan should know that you need that super-sub guy. He’s that guy that can play virtually any position to give your regular guys a day off here and there.

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.

The Economics of Baseball & The 2014 Seattle Mariners

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott gives us a look at the financial situation facing the team in the upcoming MLB season. Notable names with big money deals that have ended would include Kendrys Morales, Raul Ibanez, Chone Figgins, and Franklin Gutierrez. The only two guys we know for sure will be on the roster in 2014 are Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma.

Dear Jack Z please let Kendrys Morales walk

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott breaks down the M’s today with some reasons why M’s GM Jack Z has to let Kendrys Morales go and move on. Kendrys Morales has turned down your qualifying offer. You’ve got your precious draft pick Jack says Brian…Brian doesn’t care if he was the Mariner’s leading hitter last year, and points out the leading hitter last year hit .277! That’s it. .277. C’mon Seattle. Let’s have a good offseason.

Off season & off beat Mariners can’t miss analysis

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott breaks down the M’s today with some witty banter and offseason analysis. To Raul Ibanez. Congratulations on winning the Hutch. You epitomize class and you are definitely deserving of this award. To Jesus Montero. You are still on the roster! Are you as surprised as we are? To Lloyd McClendon. Welcome to the great northwest. To Felix Hernandez what is going on OFF the field in your life???

Seattle Mariners hire Lloyd McClendon as new skipper

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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.

Mariners we have loved to hate in Seattle

Mariners St. Patricks Day

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Brian Scott gives you five players he would like to eliminate from the history of the Seattle Mariners. Bobby Ayala, Heathcliff Slocumb, Jeff Cirillo, Chone Figgins, and the infamous Alex Fraudriguez all make this list. While their years in Seattle weren’t the best, perhaps its best to remember the fact they are no longer with the squad and are all a distant memory in Mariners history.

A tale of woe: Seattle Mariners catchers

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in today with a great post about the long standing suffering us fans have had to endure regarding the backstop in Seattle. After the departure of long time fan fave Dan Wilson, the Mariners haven’t been too lucky with catchers. That time is supposed to be in the past with two “future” catcher on the roster in Mike Zunino and Jesus Montero, but it is still uncertain if either of them will be with the big league club come April of next year.

The boy that would be King…Felix Hernandez under the spotlight

Felix gets win number 100 in Houston on Monday night

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in today with a great post on the Legend that IS King Felix Hernandez. The all world pitcher for the M’s. Brian begs the question. Imagine David Ortiz in the lineup everyday for Seattle, Randy Johnson as your ace, Jason Varitek catching, Alex Rodriguez at short, and Adam Jones in center… Felix became a legend when he signed a 7 year, 175 million dollar contract to stay in Seattle .

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