NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson gives us what he thinks needs to happen for the Mariners to improve the most important stat in all of baseball. Wins. The 5 guys who need improvement are Brendan Ryan, Justin Smoak, Hector Noesi, Mike Carp, and Dustin Ackley. Though Ackley already has an important role with this team, Danny is asking for about 20 more triples from the Ack Attack. These 5 guys improve, and the M’s will have 5 more wins in 2013.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the re-signing of OF Raul Ibanez. Danny, like a lot of other people, is scratching his head at the reason the Mariners brought back the aging OF. The youth movement is alive and well in Seattle, and should be given the chance to play. Danny gives us his “best case” scenarios of the move for the upcoming season.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on what he believes are prudent questions following the trade between the Angels and the M’s for Jason Vargas & Kendrys Morales. Danny wonders whats up with Justin Smoak now. The reason that Kendrys Morales was an available trade option was due the fact that the Angels had too many first base options. Do the M’s now too?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners editor “Q” has the privilege of reporting on another MLB moment in time. Felix Hernandez (The King) Pitched nine perfect innings today at Safeco Field in Seattle vs. the Tampa Bay Rays to record the gem. Just this week we said he had an outside chance at the 2012 AL Cy Young award, now he has to be front and center in the conversation doesn’t he? The Mariners won the game 1-0.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in on his five good reasons the Ichiro Suzuki trade today with the Yankees is great for the M’s franchise. Ferg says he hates seeing another Mariners superstar end up in pinstripes, but in Seattle we are accustomed to cheering on our favorite players when they are wearing another team’s uniform. It will be fun to see him with Derek Jeter.
NWSB Editor and Seattle Mariners blogger Q weighs in with the breaking news that the Mariners Ichiro Suzuki has been traded to the New York Yankees. The strangest twist of this story is the fact that he’ll play right field tonight at Safeco Field for the NY Yankees and NOT the Seattle. More to follow as soon as more details come down the pipe.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin makes some predictions on the candidates to be selected by Jack Z. Here is all the information you need to get set for the MLB draft. Its on June 4-6 on the MLB Network. The consensus first round pick for the Mariners, Mike Zunino is considered the best college bat of the draft. Byron Buxton is considered by many to be the top position player.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us even though he wrote an article about this trade back in November 5 Reasons to like the Seattle Mariners Trade For John Jaso he is actually having problems remembering that it ever happened. Already Jesus Montero is dominating the news reports. Eric Wedge says Jaso is a baseball rat. Whatever that means?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us today at M’s spring training practice outfielder Franklin Gutierrez suffered a pectoral injury this week. Gutierrez’s injury has escalated to what Manager Eric Wedge has described as “Considerable Concern” and has been flown to Seattle for more extensive examinations with the team doctors.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us today at M’s spring training practice outfielder Franklin Gutierrez suffered a pectoral injury. Gutierrez appeared in only 92 games for the Mariners last season and hit only a single home run and hit a measly .224 although his bat was starting to heat up toward the end of the year, before he was strained an oblique after swinging his bat too hard.