Does Brendan Ryan fit into Seattle’s long-term plans?

Brendan Ryan

NWSB insider and Mariner blogger Jon Irwin gives us his take on why Brendan Ryan deserves to stay with Seattle for the long-term. With so many roster changes happening to the M’s, fans are dieing for some offense. And even though Ryan has some ugly offensive numbers, Jon’s here to tell you the 31 year old’s defense is more than reason enough for the team to keep him in the Pacific Northwest.

Whan can the Mariners expect from Nick Franklin?

Nick Franklin

NWSB blogger and Mariners blogger Jon Irwin gives his take on what to expect from top prospect Nick Franklin’s call up. As announced on Monday the M’s have optioned Dustin Ackley to Triple-A Tacoma in order to bring up Franklin. It’s expected that the top prospect will need an adjustment period, but with some time he could turn into a big offensive weapon for the Mariners.

Finding roles for Mariners top prospects

Prospects

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jon Irwin breaks down the M’s top prospects and what their roles could be with the team moving forward. The top prospects are Mike Zunino, Taijuan Walker, Nick Franklin, Danny Hultzen and James Paxton. Of all the players on this list, it’s likely Nick Franklin will be the first to crack the Major League roster. It could be sooner rather than later as well.

Your Seattle Mariners 25 man roster is all set

Jason Bay

NWSB Insider, Seattle Mariners blogger Q tells us the 25 players named to the Mariners Opening day 2013 roster. Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma, Joe Saunders, Brandon Maurer and Blake Beavan. Jason Bay also made the squad in place of Casper Wells.

The Seattle Mariners starting lineup on April 1st, 2013 will be…

Michael Morse, Seattle Mariners

Five days from start of the season Seattle Mariners Bench boss Eric Wedge has given enough clues for the lineup on Monday night…right? Spring Training has been nothing less than exciting for the Mariners, something that has not been said around Seattle for quite some time. With plenty of wins and a spring home run record, a breakout year […]

A Prediction. The M’s Hisashi Iwakuma will be worth every penny!

Kuma and chain link don't get along, apparently.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jeff Budke talks about the new two year $14 million dollar extension the Mariners gave to Hisashi Iwakuma. As a pitcher who started out in the pen last year, Iwakuma was later added to the rotation, starting 16 games while having an 8-4 record with an ERA south of 3.00. The extension proves that the M’s are serious about locking up talent in the rotation while awaiting the emergence of the “big 3.” This is great news for fans of the M’s.

The M’s Carlos Peguero is doing well enough to be annoying

Carlos Peguero is greeted by Jesus Montero after blasting a 2-run HR. (Komo/AP)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Danny Ferguson talks about how Carlos Peguero has been just good enough to annoy him during Spring Training. The truth of the matter is that Peguero is surprising me, not because of how strong or likable he is. I know that he has a great swing and a lot of power. I would expect him to hit the ball into the stratosphere, so that’s not a surprise. The surprising thing is his strike-out rate.

Is he worth It Mariners fans? – “King” Felix Hernandez

hernandez

NWSB Blogger and NBA insider Steve Lee decides to come over to the baseball side of things for his latest piece. So what do you think, is King Felix worth it? Steve gives us all sides of the equation, giving us everything we need to determine if our favorite son is worth the money. Steve doesn’t quite give us his personal answer, but he does liken the deal towards his grandmothers unmentionables, so to speak. Have a look, and let Steve know in the comment section what you think.

2013 Cactus League: Five things I’m watching for in Peoria

Felix Hernandez Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with 5 things he is watching out for this year at Mariners spring training. Cactus League play is under a month away, and pitchers and catchers report in less than a week, and this year the M’s have a lot of question marks heading in. The outfield, first base, and the handling of Mike Zunino top the things to watch for in 2013 Mariners camp.

*My* top 5 Ken Griffey Jr. moments in a Mariners jersey

Ken Griffey

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with his top 5 moments in Mariners history, Ken Griffey Jr. edition. With the Mariners announcement this winter that they will add Junior to the Mariners Hall of Fame in August, this is the perfect time to take a look back on some of the memories that made that journey a reality for Ken Griffey Jr. From his daredevil style catches, to the back to back home runs with his dad, Junior did it all for the Mariners in a time when the franchise needed a savior the most.

Raul Ibanez is back in Seattle for a third stint with the M’s

Raul Ibanez

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with his top 5 things that he doesn’t like about the Raul Ibanez signing in Seattle. Veteran leadership isn’t needed right now, the youth of today is ready to stand up and be accounted for says Clinton. With the signings of both Ibanez and Jason Bay, two M’s OF’s will now be expelled back to the daily grind in Tacoma. This seems like a step backwards for the franchise.

Amy Franz, Ichimeter inventor, sent gifts from the man himself

Ichimeter

NWSB blogger Jon Irwin writes about Amy Franz and the Ichimeter. A constant in Safeco field—especially in 2004—the Ichimeter became the ultimate way to keep track of Ichiro Suzuki’s hits. And even though he’s no longer with the team, the man himself still knows how to make a fan’s day.

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