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 Jonathan Irwin reports on the MLB breaking news this week on the resigning of reliever Oliver Perez. The left-handed relieve returns on a one-year deal worth $1.5 million, with an extra $600K in bonuses. It’s another lateral move by Jack-Z, designed to retain his solid pitching staff from 2012.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners editor “Q” has the privilege of reporting on another MLB moment in time. Felix Hernandez (The King) Pitched nine perfect innings today at Safeco Field in Seattle vs. the Tampa Bay Rays to record the gem. Just this week we said he had an outside chance at the 2012 AL Cy Young award, now he has to be front and center in the conversation doesn’t he? The Mariners won the game 1-0.
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.
Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports a deal that had been all but done for a week, the Mariners made it official today, announcing the signing of left-handed reliever George Sherrill to a 2012 contract. In four seasons with the Mariners, he combined for a 3.65 ERA in 195 appearances, made 73 appearances in 2007, tied for fourth-most in club history, and 72 in 2006.
Insider Steve says so what if the Anaheim Angels signed Albert Pujols. The Seattle Mariners need to tune out the gallery and keep with the current plan in place, and not over react to what other teams are doing. It’s a matter of trusting Jack Zduriencik and his model of operation. The Mariners are the Texas Rangers, just three seasons behind.
Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson pays respects to the young Mariners outfielder Greg Halman who was killed today in The Netherlands. The thoughts and prayers of the fans are extended out to the family on this day. He was in contention for an opening day spot with the Mariners in 2012. The Mariners will miss him in that competition.
Sad news today from Jason Green our Seattle Mariners blogger. Mariners’ outfielder Greg Halman has been fatally stabbed early Monday in Holland. He was stabbed in the city of Rotterdam and his brother has been arrested by the Dutch police as a suspect. Halman was a 6’4″ outfielder that hit .230 with 2 HR and 6 RBI in 35 games for the Mariners last season.
Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson brings us some Seattle Mariners breaking news today. Today the M’s bid fair well to veteran closer David Aardsma. Aardsma has indicated that he would be interested in playing for the Mariners again in the future, but is excited to see what opportunities are ahead of him in the MLB.