Mariners make moves for immediate impact in lineup

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Seattle Mariners blogger and NWSB Insider Jordin Ereth tells us today Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik made a huge splash in the MLB off-season by signing the Yankee great Robinson Cano to a enormous contract of 10-years, $240 million. This week at the MLB Winter meetings Jack Z signed Logan Morrison, and Corey Hart to contracts. The Seattle Mariners’ season is something to look forward to. And not in a rebuilding way. But keep an eye out, because there are many more moves to be made.

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!

Message from management: Perform, or else

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us what Jesus Montero and Dustin Ackley will have to do to make it back up to the big league club. With a slew of roster moves the past week and a half, the two biggest names to be shuttled down I-5 were Montero and Ackley. Both seem to have lost the hitting feeling, and have been given the chance to go down to Tacoma to work on it. With Montero though it seems his catching days are over…

My oh My! Macklemore tells it like it is

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell brings us a different kind of Mariners piece today. This piece is about the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis song “My oh My.” An announcer like Dave will never be forgotten, but this video cements his legacy into our hearts a bit more than it already was. His catchphrases will be passed down from generation to generation as folk lore. We miss you Dave.

Will the colder weather in Seattle cool off M’s bats?

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with a Mariners Spring Training update. The Bats are on fire! The M’s keep rolling off wins! But, can this continue when the team is trimmed to 25, and the position battles are no longer? This new power minded team was built by the one and only Jack Z for the new and improved Safeco Field. The walls have been moved in, prompting the GM to go out and find some power to restore the M’s to the glory days.

2013 Cactus League: Five things I’m watching for in Peoria

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with 5 things he is watching out for this year at Mariners spring training. Cactus League play is under a month away, and pitchers and catchers report in less than a week, and this year the M’s have a lot of question marks heading in. The outfield, first base, and the handling of Mike Zunino top the things to watch for in 2013 Mariners camp.

Mariners sign Felix Hernandez to seven-year deal

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NWSB insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jon Irwin reports on the news that Felix Hernandez is set to sign a seven-year, $175 million contract. The record setting deal is the highest ever awarded to a pitcher, and will keep King Felix a Mariner through the 2019 season.

*My* top 5 Ken Griffey Jr. moments in a Mariners jersey

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with his top 5 moments in Mariners history, Ken Griffey Jr. edition. With the Mariners announcement this winter that they will add Junior to the Mariners Hall of Fame in August, this is the perfect time to take a look back on some of the memories that made that journey a reality for Ken Griffey Jr. From his daredevil style catches, to the back to back home runs with his dad, Junior did it all for the Mariners in a time when the franchise needed a savior the most.

Raul Ibanez is back in Seattle for a third stint with the M’s

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with his top 5 things that he doesn’t like about the Raul Ibanez signing in Seattle. Veteran leadership isn’t needed right now, the youth of today is ready to stand up and be accounted for says Clinton. With the signings of both Ibanez and Jason Bay, two M’s OF’s will now be expelled back to the daily grind in Tacoma. This seems like a step backwards for the franchise.

What can Jason Bay bring to the M’s in 2013?

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on 5 things to expect from Jason Bay in the upcoming baseball season. The M’s signed the left fielder hoping for a big rebound season. Can the inconsistencies and injury history be overcome? Or will Bay be just another failed Mariner experiment?

What the Mariners can expect from the Robert Andino move

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson is back this week to analyze the trade between the M’s and the O’s involving Trayvon Robinson & Robert Andino. He points out the good thing about Andino is that he can play multiple positions, he seems comfortable starting as well as working off the bench. His career batting average is .235, which is decent for a backup infielder role.

*My* Seattle Mariners 2012-2013 off-season to do list

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with his top 5 things that need to be addressed this offseason. Big bats are needed for the Mariners in 2013, the walls are coming in, and the biggest bat on the market is Josh Hamilton. The back end of the rotation is in need of repair, and there are two capable prospects ready to make the jump. 1b is another big spot, time to get Jesus Montero a glove and get him some fielding drills.

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