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Mariners’ Brass Gives GM Jack Zduriencik A Multi-Year Extension

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down current events in the Pacific Northwest, MLB edition. The 2014 Ms arefull of surprises. After giving their GM, Jack Zduriencik, a “do or die” one-year deal preceding the season, the team brass has now apparently seen enough to be satisfied.

Will The M’s Consider Kendrys Morales With Corey Hart Out?

The Morales deal has not worked for the M's (Photo: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports)

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the pros and cons of Kendrys Morales with Corey Hart out. Kendrys Morales was the M’s best hitter in 2013, and you have to re-sign your best hitter, right? Wrong! After Morales rejected Seattles’ qualifying offer of over $14 million for 2014, M’s general manager Jack Zduriencik moved quickly to sign free agent Corey Hart and acquired Twitter guru Logan Morrison.

Haven’t You Figured It Out Yet?  Iwakuma Is A Dominant Pitcher

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NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down why Hisashi Iwakuma is a dominant pitcher in today’s MLB. He may not throw a 95 mile-per-hour fastball, but he’s a Cy Young candidate and his WHIP is 0.72 — the top number among starters.

Welcome Back, Hisashi Iwakuma

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NWSB writer and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott welcomes back Hisashi Iwakuma to the lineup. With starters James Paxton and Taijuan Walker both on the DL as well, the bullpen has been pushed into a lot of extra innings of duty out there, and it’s taken its toll on some of the guys.

Seattle Mariners 2014, 3 Week Pitching Report

I think the best is yet to come in 2014.

The Hits Just Keep On Coming The news on the pitching front continues to worsen for the Seattle Mariners who seem lost at sea in the midst of an eight game losing streak.  Injuries, youth, defensive miscues, and flat out incompetence have all contributed to the mess the M’s hurlers find themselves currently in. Let’s […]

Brad Miller: The future at short stop

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Jordin Ereth talks about Brad Miller as the future of the short stop position for the M’s. This offseason, manager Lloyd McClendon made it clear that both Miller and Nick Franklin would compete for the starting short stop position. So far, Franklin has been underwhelming while Miller has shown signs of MLB stardom.

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.

Simply the best: 2013 Pitchers – Seattle Mariners

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down which pitchers stood out for the team during 2013. Although Felix Hernandez garners most of the attention, Hisashi Iwakuma and James Paxton caught Scott’s eye. Scott believes that if there were such thing as a team Cy Young award, Hisashi Iwakuma would deserve it. Paxton also performed well despite playing in just three games.

Howard Lincoln…An in-depth look at how his brain works

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott discusses the train wreck that has become the Mariners ownership folks. Namely Howard Lincoln who granted three interviews this week with Seattle Media’s Greg Johns, Jerry Brewer and Ryan Divish. Is he seriously giving Jack Zduriencik an “A” on his performance of scouting both professional and amateur players? Chone Figgins, Michael Pineda, Jesus Montero, David Pauley, Casper Wells…aye aye aye.

Look up dysfunction in the dictionary…2013 Seattle Mariners

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott discusses the train wreck that has become the Mariners. With Manager Eric Wedge announcing last week that he will not return in 2014, it should be clear as crystal that the team is in a state of dysfunction that rivals Lindsay Lohan’s rehab progress. Maybe Paul Allen should add the Mariners to his list of teams alongside the Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers.

Three things we still don’t know about the Mariners

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott gives us three things to wonder about when it comes to the team. Cash heading into 2014 is going to be a focus, as nobody quite knows what to expect in free agency. The skipper situation is also uncertain, as Eric Wedge has yet to receive an extension. Finally, what in the world is up with Felix Hernandez? Let’s just hope he returns to form in 2014.

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