NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jeff Budke brings us the newest installment to the NWSB page, the 2013 MLB statistics that must improve for the Mariners. He points out the obvious. The M’s need more runs. Kendrys Morales, 3B Kyle Seager, and C Jesus Montero may not be traditional home run hitters, but all can work the count and should get more base knocks with runners on this season.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson gives you his love ’em and hate ’em from Portland’s draw against the San Jose Earthquakes. Portland was horrendous at times during the 2012 MLS Season. A terrible June, July, and August paved the way for the Timbers becoming the laughing stock of the MLS. Nice 67th minute goal by Bright Dike, love that name. Hope 2013 brings better results. Cheers Timbers Army!
New NWSB Insider & Seattle Mariners blogger Jeff Budke weighs in on the 2012 year that Michael Saunders had. The biggest question now is, will he continue to progress, or will he slide back into his past production with the club in previous years. Jeff shares his reasons why, and why not for the Condor’s progression, and future with this Seattle Mariners ballclub.
New NWSB Insider & Seattle Mariners blogger Jeff Budke weighs in on the 2012 season for M’s ace Felix Hernandez. This offseason the million-dollar question for Jack Zduriencik becomes whether or not he trusts the 3 up and coming pitchers to take the reigns from the King before his value diminishes. (Hernandez is signed with the Mariners through 2014). He says Danny Hultzen, Taijuan Walker, and James Paxton will be ready soon.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson gives us his Mariners from A to Z. Not for the weak at heart, this could only be written by a fan such as Danny who has witnessed the few ups, and mostly downs of the past 35 years of Mariners baseball. From the bad moves of Nintendo, to the glorious My Oh My call of the late great Dave Niehaus, Danny gives it all to you, laid out like a fan obsessed.
NWSB Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve weighs in today on the M’s offense. If you break it down even further, through 5 starts this season Felix Hernandez has a 2.75 ERA while Jason Vargas has a 3.83 ERA. If you combine the two, you have an ERA of 3.25 compared to the 7.55 ERA between Blake Beavan, Hector Noesi, and Kevin Millwood. The pitching not the bats is the reason for the 11-10 record.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us Catcher Adam Moore arrived at the M’s camp this morning with a brace, not a cast, on his right wrist and said a hand specialist told him the ‘break’ was not as serious as everyone thought. Good news, But Danny still provides analysis on what this injury means to John Jaso, and the M’s 2012 lineup.
A lot of incredible MLB baseball players to roll thru Seattle and play for the Seattle Mariners since the turn of the millennium. Our Moments in time points out they didn’t all play at the same time. NWSB M’s blogger Danny Ferguson wonders if we compiled a list of every player to wear a uniform for at least one full season from 2002-2012 who would have given the team the best chance at a winning season?
NWSB insider Danny Ferguson tells us Seattle Mariners outfielder Trayvon Robinson has worn contact lenses at times over the past two years, has opted for a new approach this winter and plans to wear his new glasses while playing. Remember the moment from that iconic baseball movie Major League where Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn’s control issues were solved when he was given a pair of glasses?
NWSB insider Danny Ferguson tells us If the Mariners ever need to dip into the PAST to grab an all-star team, he would choose these 5 guys. Randy Johnson, Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar Martinez, Alvin Davis, and Jay Buhner. He wishes some of them were still a part of the team, in their prime – ready to play. So to do the Seattle Mariners of 2012.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us a great article to pitch to the Seattle Mariners management. He details 5 creative ideas the Mariners can use you win more games and get more production out of their players. Ideas range from a Chone Figgins batting bonus, changing the uniforms, a strikeout clause, and even moving the Safeco Field walls in…just for the Mariners, though.
NWSB insider Brandon Choate breaks out his crystal ball again today. He is predicting the 2012 Seattle Mariners lineup. With young players like Dustin Ackley, Justin Smoke and Mike Carp in the lineup, it gets even more dangerous with the addition of Jesus Montero and a healthy Franklin Gutierrez.