NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in on his five good reasons the Ichiro Suzuki trade today with the Yankees is great for the M’s franchise. Ferg says he hates seeing another Mariners superstar end up in pinstripes, but in Seattle we are accustomed to cheering on our favorite players when they are wearing another team’s uniform. It will be fun to see him with Derek Jeter.
NWSB Editor and Seattle Mariners blogger Q weighs in with the breaking news that the Mariners Ichiro Suzuki has been traded to the New York Yankees. The strangest twist of this story is the fact that he’ll play right field tonight at Safeco Field for the NY Yankees and NOT the Seattle. More to follow as soon as more details come down the pipe.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with his overview of the top ten players selected in the 2012 MLB first player draft by the Seatlle Mariners. Don’t expect many of these players to make it to the show, especially the way that Jack Zduriencik likes to deal prospects. Mike Zunino, a catcher who hits a ton, and calls a mean game as well, is heir apparent for the M’s starting catching duties as soon as he is available.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve tells us why he’s so high on Mariners number one draft pick Mike Zunino. The reigning SEC player of the year, Zunino hits like Carlton Fisk, but has the knowledge of Mariners great Dan Wilson behind the plate. Watch out Jesus Montero, Zunino’s coming! Steve gives you the numbers behind Zunino’s game, and tells you he will be an important part of this orginazation moving forward.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the 2012 American League West division. If any team’s spot in the standings is bound to change, it has to be Oakland. Right now nothing seems to be holding the Rangers back. As long as the pitching stays strong, and the offense starts to heat up, the Angels could be climbing the ladder very soon here.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us what we all want to know. The Mariners are a couple of weeks into Spring Training, offensive efforts have been embarrassing to fans over the past few years but the middle of the order is looking much more solid than last season and there has yet to be a single pitch thrown. Ichiro Suzuki and Felix Hernandez are leading this team along with Eric Wedge.
Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve is going on a rant. He’s back to tell us he understands what the Mariners are trying to do. When your franchise bottoms out, it takes time in the rebuilding process. He’s calling out Ownership. Jack Zduriencik is the only one that seems to have a direction, that’s asinine he says. Ownership is supposed to be the one leading by example. They’re not.
Our Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson likes the M’s bringing in Japanese pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma. He points out his origin and experience in Japan will give him an edge for the first half of the season as the opposing team scouts and players will have little information to go off of. Iwakuma signed a 1.5 Million dollar contract with the Mariners. It could be worse.
NWSB Managing editor “Q” tells us Randy Johnson and Dan Wilson two legendary Seattle Mariners will be inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame on July 28 at Safeco Field, before a game against the Kansas City Royals. Randy and Dan will become the fifth and sixth major leaguers in the Mariners Hall of Fame. Already in are Alvin Davis (inducted in 1997), Dave Niehaus (2000), Jay Buhner (2004) and Edgar Martinez (2007).
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.