State of the Mariners – weekly notebook | July 9nd

Statue of Dave Niehaus

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.

Is Eric Wedge to blame for the Mariners’ 2012 woes?

Eric Wedge, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Sports blogger Brandon Choate brings us his reasons to put away your nooses and leave Eric Wedge alone. With his past experience, his player’s coach management style, and his fearlessness of ownership, Wedge is NOT to blame. Had Franklin Gutierrez or Mike Carp or Miguel Olivo not been injured early on, we may not have seen the likes of Kyle Seager or the resurgence of Michael Saunders.

State of the Mariners – weekly notebook | July 2nd

Statue of Dave Niehaus

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.

Moments in time…The Seattle Mariners week that was

Kyle Seager, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with another M’s Week That Was. Intended to be a fun column, with lots of laughs and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman style. The return of Franklin Gutierrez was the highlight of the week. Newsworthy Optioned down to AAA Tacoma Rainiers were Blake Beavan and Alex Liddi. Also Seattle was swept by the San Diego Padres, but bounced back.

San Diego Padres vs. Mariners: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 3

Munenori Kawasaki

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the third M’s game of the interleague series versus the San Diego Padres. Swept by the Padres the headlines will read. Not good. What is this? Erasmo Ramirez struggled out of the ‘pen, and now the Seattle brass decide he should be starting. Not good. For a split second Munenori Kawasaki was possessed by the spirit of Shaq. Nice catch.

A sight for sore eyes in center field for the Seattle Mariners

Franklin Gutierrez, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with Thursday’s top Mariners story; the return of Franklin Gutierrez. With the past year and a half basically spent on the DL, it is important for Gutierrez to get back to his normal ways, or face the threat of being shipped out come deadline time. It won’t be easy either, with the hot bats of Michael Saunders, and Casper Wells, the competition is real, and fierce.

Mariners developing center field debacle: Gutierrez vs. Saunders

Franklin Gutierrez

New NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jared Galde tells us a little bit about the MLB center field position today. He asks the million dollar question. Has Michael Saunders earned the starting center field spot in Franklin Gutierrez’s absence? After a slow start, Saunders batting average is .330. What Gutierrez provides defensively in center field is undeniable.

Mariners vs. LA Angels: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 3

Michael Saunders

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the third M’s game of the series versus the L.A. Angels. Starter Hector Noesi had a rough night, giving up 6 earned runs on 5 walks and 4 hits. To name Seattle 2012 MVP today, the name would be Kyle Seager. The 24-year old is enjoying a fantastic breakout season, leading the Mariner’s in RBI with 32. Thank goodness Ichiro Suzuki is back?!

Mariners vs. Texas Rangers: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 3

Mariners vs. Rangers

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the third M’s game of the series versus the Texas Rangers. This was one of the craziest nights of baseball in recent Mariners memory. Kyle Seager was 4-6 on the night with 4 runs and 2 RBI. Jesus Montero had an amazing night, going 3-4. Justin Smoak kept his hot streak rolling, as he had 3 hits, 1 walk, 6 RBI and 2 home runs. The M’s won 21-8.

LA Angels vs. Mariners: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 2

Angels vs. Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the second M’s game of the series versus the L.A. Angels of Anaheim. The M’s are 9-13 on the month, despite winning four of their eight series. I’ll be the first to defend the potentials of Michael Saunders and Alex Liddi, but players with a combined .311 OBP should not be batting one and two.

Texas Rangers vs. Mariners: MLB Baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 3

Alex Liddi

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the third M’s game of the series versus the Texas Rangers. Without Alex Liddi, this win doesn’t happen. Without Tom Wilhemsen, this win happens and is far less stressful. What a crazy last game of the series. Kevin Millwood has had a very up and down season. But the last two games he’s been GREAT.

Moments in time…The Seattle Mariners week that was

Kyle Seager, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with another M’s Week That Was. Intended to be a fun column, with lots of laughs and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman style. The M’s had a nice sweep this week. Kevin Millwood took a no hitter into the 6th inning Friday, Kyle Seager is making a name for himself, Miguel Olivo is starting a rehab stint.

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