What to expect in 2012 from Mariners pitcher Erasmo Ramirez

NWSB and Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us news of yet another Seattle Mariners call-up. Pitcher Erasmo Ramirez started the season on the starting roster but found himself to be the odd man out and was soon sent to Tacoma. After grooming himself a little in AAA, Ramirez is back and ready to make a statement.

Five things Mariners fans should find at the Ichiro Museum

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in on the M’s trip to Tokyo and tells readers about what a visit to the Ichiro Suzuki museum should really contain. The exhibition opened in November 2002 and charges 900 yen per visitor. Run by his mother and father, the Ichiro Exhibition Room in his hometown of Toyoyama, Japan is a Ichiro fan’s dream day.

Beavan or Noesi? Race for the 5th spot in the Mariners pitching rotation

NWSB insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell brings us his prediction for the 5th starter in the Seattle Mariners rotation. With Felix Hernandez, Jason Vargas, Hisashi Iwakuma and Kevin Millwood seemingly punching their tickets to be the top 5, there is one spot left. Blake Beavan and Hector Noesi are fighting for that spot.

Back up options for Mariners in center field

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us M’s center fielder Franklin Gutierrez will not require surgery for his injury but it looks as though he will be out of commission for at least a month. This is the second straight year he will start the campaign on the shelf. There are numerous backup options for 2012 in the middle. Trayvon Robinson, Casper Wells, Canadian Michael Saunders, and Chone Figgins?

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