Mariners roster news: Felix deal finalized, Shawn Kelley traded

Shawn Kelley is on his way to New York. (Photo: Getty Images)

NWSB insider and Mariners blogger Jon Irwin reports on the Seattle Mariners big Wednesday. After a few bumps in the road, the Mariners officially finalized King Felix’s new contract extension. That big news slightly overshadowed the news that the Mariners have traded Shawn Kelley to the Yankees for prospect Abraham Almonte.

The best case scenario with the Mariners return of Raul

Raul Ibanez

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the re-signing of OF Raul Ibanez. Danny, like a lot of other people, is scratching his head at the reason the Mariners brought back the aging OF. The youth movement is alive and well in Seattle, and should be given the chance to play. Danny gives us his “best case” scenarios of the move for the upcoming season.

Question marks regarding the Mariners Kendrys Morales trade

Kendrys Morales

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on what he believes are prudent questions following the trade between the Angels and the M’s for Jason Vargas & Kendrys Morales. Danny wonders whats up with Justin Smoak now. The reason that Kendrys Morales was an available trade option was due the fact that the Angels had too many first base options. Do the M’s now too?

What the Mariners can expect from the Robert Andino move

Trayvon Robinson

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson is back this week to analyze the trade between the M’s and the O’s involving Trayvon Robinson & Robert Andino. He points out the good thing about Andino is that he can play multiple positions, he seems comfortable starting as well as working off the bench. His career batting average is .235, which is decent for a backup infielder role.

Mariners mid-season trades: What did they lose? What did they gain?

Brandon League

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners mid season trades made by Eric Wedge and Jack Zduriencik. Ichiro Suzuki, Brandon League and Steve Delabar are gone. In are Eric Thames, Logan Bawcom Leon Landry, D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar. Lots of people expected Jack to trade Jason Vargas and Kevin Millwood too, but those moves didn’t happen.

*My* five damn good reasons why the M’s trading Ichiro was a good move

Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners

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.

The Mariners Ichiro traded to the New York Yankees

Ichiro Suzuki

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.

Memo to the Mariners: Five reasons Ichiro needs to go!

Ichiro Suzuki

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jon Irwin tells us Ichiro Suzuki is no longer a marquee name in Safeco. Outside of Felix Hernandez, names like Jesus Montero, Dustin Ackley and Franklin Gutierrez are becoming big amongst fans. All it takes is one look at a stats page to see why Ichiro should be traded. .255/.282/.363, 4 home runs and 9 stolen bases. Not what we’ve come to expect of our rightfielder.

Think Positive: Jesus Montero brings a TON to the Mariners

Welcome to the lineup, Jesus Montero!

NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us a good read in the wake of a big trade by the Seattle Mariners. In acquiring catcher Jesus Montero from the Yankees, the Mariners can count on Montero’s youth, his bat and his potential to lure in free agents. Yes Seattle will miss Michael Pineda, but they’ll like Montero’s bat much more.

Will the Mariners Jesus Montero be the next Jay Buhner?

Jesus Montero Mariners

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.

Breaking News: Mariners trade Michael Pineda to Yankees

Michael Pineda

NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us breaking news coming from the Seattle Mariners organization. The Mariners have traded pitchers Michael Pineda and Jose Campos to the New York Yankees for catcher Jesus Montero and pitcher Hector Noesi, sources say.

5 Reasons the Seattle Mariners won’t trade Felix Hernandez.

Felix Hernandez

Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson debunks they rumors that the M’s are looking to trade away King Felix Hernandez. If we’re talking about a Curtis Granderson, Robinson Cano, and Mark Texeria trade there may be more of a stirring. Despite all the speculation to the contrary the Mariners are not considering, and will not consider trading Felix.

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