NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve says the Mariners bench boss Eric Wedge is walking a fine line where losing your clubhouse is a distinct possibility. Only time will tell, but one thing Steve does know, for the time being, Eric Wedge is in charge. Wedge is holding the M’s players more accountable for mistakes he would consider to be egregious. Brendan Ryan, and Shawn Kelley take note.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners baseball blogger Danny Ferguson tells us to go from 27 down to 25, Carlos Peguero and Shawn Kelley were optioned to Tacoma. John Jaso has not played well but is needed until to cover the catching duties as Monetero will be the primary DH and Adam Moore has yet to make a return from his wrist injury. Franklin Gutierrez, Adam Moore, and Mike Carp start the season on the DL.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us he don’t think he can go out and say that Mike Carp will break the all time hit streak record, but he’ll have a great year. Some more fearless projections include Justin Smoak, Dustin Ackley, Jesus Montero, and Ichiro Suzuki. Of course Felix Hernandez will be on top again too.
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.
Our Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson knows your looking for Michael Pineda + Jesus Montero MLB Trade Analysis. The depth at catcher in the M’s organization is practically nil. Miguel Olivo has been serving as place holder. Jesus Montero could be the next Jay Buhner or Edgar Martinez in a M’s uniform.
Our Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us an offseason update on Seattle Mariners Adam Moore who started last season as Miguel Olivo’s backup for the Mariners but injury derailed his very bright future. Looking to stay with the Mariners, Moore will have to show the fans and the organization why he’s more valuable to the club than Jon Jaso and Chris Gimenez.
Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson had a listen to the Mariners offseason conference call Tuesday, Jack Zduriencik shared some plans with the public as the MLB off season kicks into full gear. The Mariners are looking to complement their young staff with veteran player/coaches. Jamie Wright, Miguel Olivo, Wily Mo Pena and Brendan Ryan…
This off-season could be a turning point in Seattle Mariners history. The moves Jack Zduriencik makes can either sink us, or makes into a winner says Insider Steve. Part 2 of the Mariners off-season hot stove. The Mariners have not been able to replace Dan Wilson’s production. Good catchers are just too hard to come by. Miguel Olivo is good but is he the answer?