The Time to Perform is Now for Ackley and Smoak

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NWSB Insider Brian Scott gives us a look at the situation brewing for the Seattle Mariners involving Dustin Ackley and Justin Smoak. If the two don’t perform in the early part of the 2013-14 MLB season, Scott postulates that he’ll be writing about who the M’s can get at the trade deadline opposed to how well they’ve played up to that point.

Zunino and Buck Seattle Mariners Catcher Spotlight

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NWSB Insider and Washington sports blogger Brian Scott breaks down what the Seattle Mariners’ situation looks like at catcher following the 2014 MLB offseason. Entering the new season, Mike Zunino and John Buck are featured, as their presence has gotten lost in the shuffle behind Robinson Cano, Logan Morrison, Corey Hart, and Fernando Rodney.

Who’s on 1st? Smoak. What’s on 2nd? Cano. What about SS?

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NWSB Insider Brian Scott brings us up to speed with the Seattle Mariners’ 2014 offseason by asking: Who’s going to play short stop? The M’s have two young candidates worth considering: Nick Franklin and Brad Miller. Scott looks at both players in regard to statistics and the team’s current rotation.

Offseason moves…what do the Mariners do in the outfield?

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New NWSB Insider & Seattle Mariners blogger Jeff Budke weighs in on the M’s 2013 options in the outfield. Jeff is all in for Eric Thames. Thames only played in 40 games (the same number as Guti) for the M’s in 2013 after a midseason trade from Toronto, but he made his presence felt. Despite a .220 batting average, Thames showed some pop with a .439 slugging percentage. Mike Carp, Casper Wells, and Trayvon Robinson are in the mix too.

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