NWSB inside and Mariner blogger Jon Irwin is recapping the Seattle Mariners attempted trade for rightfielder Justin Upton. The proposed trade would have sent Upton to Seattle, and in return the D-Backs would receive Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor and prospects Nick Franklin and Taijuan Walker. While the deal looked like a done deal, Upton invoked his no-trade clause and will stay in Arizona—for now.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the MLB breaking news this week on the trading of Jason Vargas for Kendrys Morales. It was inevitable that the M’s would cut ties with Vargas, and acquiring Morales is fantastic return. This is a win-win for both Seattle and Los Angeles.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the MLB breaking news this week on the trading of Trayvon Robinson for Robert Andino. With a surplus of outfielders, and a lack of depth in the middle infield, this is a trade purely for depths sake. In his career, Andino has played second, third, shortstop, left and centerfield.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners mid season trades made by Eric Wedge and Jack Zduriencik. Ichiro Suzuki, Brandon League and Steve Delabar are gone. In are Eric Thames, Logan Bawcom Leon Landry, D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar. Lots of people expected Jack to trade Jason Vargas and Kevin Millwood too, but those moves didn’t happen.
NWSB Insider and Seattle sports writer Brandon Choate brings us a look back at history. Ichiro Suzuki joined the Seattle Mariners in 2001 and set the bar high immediately. After several All-Star appearances, Gold Gloves, and silver Sluggers, the 2-time MVP is packing his bags and heading to the Big Apple. Ichiro’s accolades and play brought him and Seattle lots of attention.
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 reports on the Mariners possible 2012 trade rumors and player desitinations. Brendan Ryan, Blake Beavan, Kevin Milwood, Jason Vargas are the four most possible players to end up on different teams in 2012. Looking at the M’s roster, unlike in years past there isn’t a lot there to entice a team to give up a high profile prospect for.
NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us a good read in the wake of a big trade by the Seattle Mariners. In acquiring catcher Jesus Montero from the Yankees, the Mariners can count on Montero’s youth, his bat and his potential to lure in free agents. Yes Seattle will miss Michael Pineda, but they’ll like Montero’s bat much more.
Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in on the MLB trade today between Seattle and Tampa Bay. That sent Josh Lueke to the Rays, and the M’s received catcher John Jaso. Danny lists five things that Jaso will bring to Seattle, and says the trade is a good thing if the future player in the deal is Chone Figgins.
General manager Jack Zduriencik and the Seattle Mariners have stockpiled young talent in recent seasons and have plenty of pieces they could move in a Joey Votto deal with the Cincinnati Reds. We know Cincinnati is absolutely desperate for pitching, but losing Michael Pineda would leave them with King Felix Hernandez and…what?