Mariners make moves for immediate impact in lineup

Corey Hart Mariners

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.

With Michael Morse back, what happens to Jason Bay?

Jason Bay

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the Seattle Mariners activating Michael Morse from the DL and designating Jason Bay for assignment. Obviously this is a situation not many people wanted to see happen this year. Signing the northwesterner to a one-year deal with a base salary of $1 million, Seattle’s front office had hoped Bay would once again find his All-Star swing after a few down seasons with the New York Mets.

Throwing back to get back: Mariners born in the 70’s

Raul launched a grand slam AND two-run home run yesterday (Reuters)

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about the five players on Seattle’s roster that were born in the 1970’s. Though it may not turn out to be this year (the Mariners are currently 10.5 games back in the AL West and still 8 games under .500), should Seattle keep a select few of the veteran players who are on the current roster, they could be back in the postseason in a year or two. Today we’ll look at Mariners who were born in the 70’s and their roles with Seattle moving forward.

Does Brendan Ryan fit into Seattle’s long-term plans?

Brendan Ryan

NWSB insider and Mariner blogger Jon Irwin gives us his take on why Brendan Ryan deserves to stay with Seattle for the long-term. With so many roster changes happening to the M’s, fans are dieing for some offense. And even though Ryan has some ugly offensive numbers, Jon’s here to tell you the 31 year old’s defense is more than reason enough for the team to keep him in the Pacific Northwest.

Message from management: Perform, or else

Jesus Montero Seattle Mariners

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…

Seattle Mariners rookie Brandon Maurer needs to be sent down

Maurer struggled initially to find any rhythm. (Joe Nicholson/USA Today Sports)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jonas Hyde asks what do the M’s have to do with rookie pitcher Brandon Maurer. Perhaps Andrew Carraway can show a little something. While Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma hold down the top end as two aces should, and Joe Saunders and Aaron Harang at least offer some promise. News broke. Maurer has been sent down. Alex Liddi is on his way up.

Mariners opening 2013 schedule is more than just an excuse!

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jonas Hyde looks at the Seattle Mariners schedule as a potential factor in their recent deline. The Mariners played 30 games in 31 days and then went on the road after just a few days off sprinkled every now and then, a schedule that was not conducive to keeping players at the top of their game. Jonas makes sure to contrast their schedule with ways that Seattle fans feel about the Seahawks’ schedule.

Your Seattle Mariners 25 man roster is all set

Jason Bay

NWSB Insider, Seattle Mariners blogger Q tells us the 25 players named to the Mariners Opening day 2013 roster. Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma, Joe Saunders, Brandon Maurer and Blake Beavan. Jason Bay also made the squad in place of Casper Wells.

The Seattle Mariners starting lineup on April 1st, 2013 will be…

Michael Morse, Seattle Mariners

Five days from start of the season Seattle Mariners Bench boss Eric Wedge has given enough clues for the lineup on Monday night…right? Spring Training has been nothing less than exciting for the Mariners, something that has not been said around Seattle for quite some time. With plenty of wins and a spring home run record, a breakout year […]

Writing on the wall? Casper Wells future with Seattle

Casper Wells Wide

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jeff Budke talks about the trade that went down for the M’s today. On Monday, the Mariners signed OF Endy Chavez to a minor league deal, a competent to good defensive outfielder that could step in for emergencies if injuries occurred. Also, OF Eric Thames, who was sent to AAA, could step in as well. The writing is now on the wall for Casper Wells. It looks like Jason Bay will make the club too.

Five reasons the Mariners Dustin Ackley takes the next step in 2013

Dustin Ackley

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jeff Budke talks about the 2013 season and the expectations for Dustin Ackley. He points out when looking at Ackley’s splits from a year ago, the numbers are almost identical. Unfortunately, they were consistently low. He goes on to say at this point in his career, Ackley has been more consistent with quality commercials than producing quality play at the plate. He is still young, give it time M’s fans.

Three reasons the Mariners Kyle Seager takes the next step in 2013

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jeff Budke talks about the 2013 season and the expectations for Kyle Seager. He points out Seager is no longer fighting for his spot at 3B, he also knows about the grind of 162 games. Mariners fans are not hoping for better numbers in that department, just more plate appearances! M’s fans expect Kyle Seager to produce at SafeCo Field the way he has done on the road in his career.

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