NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jon Irwin tells us Ichiro Suzuki is no longer a marquee name in Safeco. Outside of Felix Hernandez, names like Jesus Montero, Dustin Ackley and Franklin Gutierrez are becoming big amongst fans. All it takes is one look at a stats page to see why Ichiro should be traded. .255/.282/.363, 4 home runs and 9 stolen bases. Not what we’ve come to expect of our rightfielder.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson points out Chone Figgins was given five weeks to get to where a normal leadoff hitter has to be with his swing, his bat, his average, and where did it get him? At the end of the first month, Figgins had dropped his average to .189 which is right where he was at the end of the previous season.
Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in with his January 26th, 2012 State of the Mariners notebook. The M’s off-season should help in making 2012 be an interesting year, although the offseason isn’t over yet and Jack Z always has his eyes open. Reports given on Casper Wells, Justin Smoak, Adam Moore and Franklin Gutierrez. Plus updates on Jesus Montero, Ichiro Suzuki, Dustin Ackley, and Chone Figgins.
Our Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson likes the M’s bringing in Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma. He points out his origin and experience in Japan will give him an edge for the first half of the season as the opposing team scouts and players will have little information to go off of. Iwakuma signed a 1.5 Million dollar contract with the Mariners. It could be worse.
Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in with his December 16th 2011 State of the Mariners notebook. Who wants to come play with Seattle when they could be making big bucks on the east coast? Felix Hernandez, Miguel Olivo, Franklin Gutierez and Brendan Ryan are all set to take significant raises in 2011, can the M’s and Jack Zduriencik afford Prince Fielder?