NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on recent Mariner-based rumors coming out of the annual Winter Meetings. Seattle continues their pursuit of outfield help, with interest anywhere from Jason Bay to Justin Upton. Also making headlines is the M’s desire to keep Felix a “Mariner for life,” as well as their push for Billy Butler.
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.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. Mike Carp is down with injury again as is Franklin Gutierrez who is struggling with side effects of a concussion he suffered weeks ago. Felix Hernandez threw the first perfect game in Seattle Mariners history against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. This week Mike Carp and Stephan Pryor start rehab assignments at A High Desert, Jesus Montero stays of the DL, and Adam Moore was picked up by the Kansas City Royals. King Felix leaves for the ASG, and hopefully the few days off will be a blessing for this struggling ballclub.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson asks the age old question, since every team has to have one All-Star, did Felix Hernandez get a pitty vote? It is true that he is the only starter in the rotation that deserves the credit, but does his record actually merit the nod? The awards have been changed to supplement the fact that Felix plays for the terrible Mariners, has the all star nomination gone the same way?
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. This week Franklin Gutierrez was placed on the 7 day disabled list and Steve Delabar was promoted to take the roster spot. This gives the M’s fewer options off the bench for the next week. The All star game is close. Felix Hernandez is the only guy going. Lets hope the 4 days off will be a good breath of fresh air for the struggling team.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson tells us what to expect for the rest of the season with Seattle Mariners RF Ichiro Suzuki. Now that Ichiro is back at the top spot, Danny expecsts his OBP numbers and SB numbers to increase. With Dustin Ackley hitting behind him, he should see better pitches to steal on. And if that doesn’t work, Danny suggests that Ichiro become the teams new closer.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. This week with Steve Delabar heading to Tacoma and Stephen Pryor being promoted to the big leagues. The 2012 MLB draft starts today and many are speculating as to how the M’s will use their number 3 pick. Most of the talk centers around a young Florida Gators catcher named Mike Zunino.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. The decision to keep Chone Figgins may indicate that there is at least some value to another team for the struggling veteran. Maybe…After blowing another same and costing Seattle a much needed win, Eric Wedge announced that Brandon League has lost his role as the closer for the time being.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. The Mariners had a rough week, going 4-4 after a sweep of Colorado. Kyle Seager still looked good while Justin Smoak is showing signs of warming up. Now if only the Mariners could improve their pitching, particularly Brandon League and the starting rotation, who have an abysmal 3.98.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. The Mariners won more than they lost this week! Something fans should relish while it lasts. Manager Eric Wedge may be moving Ichiro Suzuki in the lineup once again, Justin Smoak’s bat finally showed up in New York, and the M’s took a trip to some local schools to educate students on the importance of drug prevention in their futures.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. The Mariners had a fairly poor last week but if they can take something positive from their 6 losses in 7 games, it’s that they were all close. Also on the up and up, Kyle Seager is hitting .297, promising for a team that needs its bats to get going. Miguel Olivo was placed on the 15 day disabled list. Chone Figgins must be wondering whats up.