NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Britton Ransford tells us the season long sophomore slump that Dustin Ackley has been going through in 2012. With Ackley tearing the cover off the ball in every level prior to the big leagues, this is cause for concern for the Mariners. Ackley has a new found fondness of striking out that never has plagued him before in his career, and his OBP, and Slugging numbers are down from last year as well.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners baseball blogger Danny Ferguson tells us the nine players that make up his all time starting team in the next chapter of our Moments In Time series on Northwest sports teams. Some famous names from the M’s past make the list. Including Ichiro Suzuki, Ken Griffey Jr., Jay Buhner, Edgar Martinez, Randy Johnson, Harold Reynolds, Alvin Davis, Dan Wilson and more.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us his insight into the Mariners outfield. With Casper Wells, Ichiro Suzuki, Mike Carp, Franklin Gutierrez, Carlos Pegueroand Michael Saunders all battling for roster spots, Danny brings his thought process into the mix. Can Carlos Peguero set a Mariners record?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us during 2012 MLB spring training that the M’s are likely trying to play a different type of ball where players have more versatility and therefore more value within the organization. He asks do we really know where Dustin Ackley, Mike Carp, Justin Smoak, Kyle Seager, Chone Figgins, Carlos Guillen, Alex Liddi and Francesco Martinez should be playing come opening day?
NWSB insider Danny Ferguson tells us Seattle Mariners outfielder Trayvon Robinson has worn contact lenses at times over the past two years, has opted for a new approach this winter and plans to wear his new glasses while playing. Remember the moment from that iconic baseball movie Major League where Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn’s control issues were solved when he was given a pair of glasses?
NWSB insider Danny Ferguson tells us If the Mariners ever need to dip into the PAST to grab an all-star team, he would choose these 5 guys. Randy Johnson, Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar Martinez, Alvin Davis, and Jay Buhner. He wishes some of them were still a part of the team, in their prime – ready to play. So to do the Seattle Mariners of 2012.
Danny Ferguson weighs in with his thoughts on the 2012 Starting Pitchers, Bullpen, and Closers for the Seattle Mariners. The M’s have a major overhaul coming to their starting rotation, and their bullpen has a strong core, but needs a few pieces to round it off. Felix Hernandez, Jason Vargas, Hisashi Iwakuma, Blake Bevan, and Brandon League are in for sure.
Q our Seattle Mariners blogger reports word has it a free agent contract is on the table of Prince Fielder to go to the Seattle Mariners via free agency. Essentially the Mariners are buying Prince’s prime production years (ages 28 thru 32). Jack Zduriencik knows what he’s doing and I trust him and the Mariners front office.
Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us a new Mariners MLB Trade Rumor. ESPN’s Buster Olney put the odds of an Andrew Bailey trade by the Oakland A’s at 100%. While nothing has been released officially, it is no surprise their hopping with the 2009 Rookie of the Year. Could Bailey land in Seattle to replace David Aardsma?
Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson pays respects to the young Mariners outfielder Greg Halman who was killed today in The Netherlands. The thoughts and prayers of the fans are extended out to the family on this day. He was in contention for an opening day spot with the Mariners in 2012. The Mariners will miss him in that competition.