Moments in time…The Seattle Mariners week that was

Would the Mariners consider parting with Dustin Ackley this offseason?

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with another M’s Week That Was. Intended to be a fun column, with lots of laughs and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman style, but since it was a short week for the M’s, this week will only be a top 5. Felix gets shafted at the ASG, Dustin Ackley is turning it around at the leadoff spot, and Safeco turns 13. Plus, will Jack Z have a card up his sleeve come deadline time?

What is wrong with the Seattle Mariners? What is holding them back?

Chone Figgins

Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the first article of the second half of another losing season for the Seattle Mariners. This week he questions the teams front office. He asks why they are one of the most cold in all of baseball. The owner of this vessel has never watched his team play a live game. Compare that with Nolan Ryan who sits in the front row of nearly every Rangers game. The USS Mariner has sunk.

Moments in time…The Seattle Mariners week that was

Happy Felix Day

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with another M’s Week That Was. Intended to be a fun column, with lots of laughs and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman style. Back to the losing column for the M’s this week. Felix Hernandez looks toward the All-Star game, Hector Noesi finally sent down to Tacoma, and Taijuan Walker and Danny Hultzen make a name for themselves in Kansas City.

My oh My! Top play of the week for the Seattle Mariners (video)

Felix Hernandez, the lone Mariners All-Star (photo Getty Images)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the fourteenth week of the year had to be the strikeout collection of lone Mariners All-Star Felix Hernandez. With the nasty fastball that Felix has, the M’s haven’t seen this kind of domination since Randy Johnson left town. If the Mariners want Felix to be a star on this team for the future, they better find a way to make him happy and score runs more regularly.

State of the Mariners – weekly notebook | July 9nd

Statue of Dave Niehaus

Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. This week Mike Carp and Stephan Pryor start rehab assignments at A High Desert, Jesus Montero stays of the DL, and Adam Moore was picked up by the Kansas City Royals. King Felix leaves for the ASG, and hopefully the few days off will be a blessing for this struggling ballclub.

Moments in time…The Seattle Mariners week that was

Felix Hernandez

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with another M’s Week That Was. Intended to be a fun column, with lots of laughs and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman style. With six of seven games going down to the wire, this was actually a pretty exciting week. More injuries to report; Erasmo Ramirez and Franklin Gutierrez. An old friend Mark Langston returns to Seattle, and John Jaso with a flare for the dramatics.

Did the Mariners Felix Hernandez get a pity vote to the All Star team?

King Felix

Mariners insider Danny Ferguson asks the age old question, since every team has to have one All-Star, did Felix Hernandez get a pitty vote? It is true that he is the only starter in the rotation that deserves the credit, but does his record actually merit the nod? The awards have been changed to supplement the fact that Felix plays for the terrible Mariners, has the all star nomination gone the same way?

State of the Mariners – weekly notebook | July 2nd

Statue of Dave Niehaus

Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. This week Franklin Gutierrez was placed on the 7 day disabled list and Steve Delabar was promoted to take the roster spot. This gives the M’s fewer options off the bench for the next week. The All star game is close. Felix Hernandez is the only guy going. Lets hope the 4 days off will be a good breath of fresh air for the struggling team.

My oh My! Top play of the week for the Seattle Mariners (video)

Mariners vs. Rangers Game 3

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the thirteenth week of the year had to be John Jaso’s pinch hit game winning RBI single in the bottom of the 9th inning Thursday agains the Boston Red Sox. With two runners on, and only one out, Jaso turns on the pitch and sends it to right field. Casper Wells scored from second base when the throw to the plate was bobbled by Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

Moments in time…The Seattle Mariners week that was

Dan Wilson

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with another M’s Week That Was. Intended to be a fun column, with lots of laughs and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman style. Another bad week for the Mariners in inter-league play. Lost four out of six against the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks, Michael Saunders and Casper Wellls keep hot bats, Felix Hernandez knocks in a pair.

Offensive struggles cause for concern for Mariners Ackley?

Would the Mariners consider parting with Dustin Ackley this offseason?

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Britton Ransford tells us the season long sophomore slump that Dustin Ackley has been going through in 2012. With Ackley tearing the cover off the ball in every level prior to the big leagues, this is cause for concern for the Mariners. Ackley has a new found fondness of striking out that never has plagued him before in his career, and his OBP, and Slugging numbers are down from last year as well.

My oh My! Top play of the week for the Seattle Mariners (video)

Felix Hernandez

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the twelfth week of the year had to be Felix Hernandez’s two RBI double in the second inning Saturday night against the San Diego Padres. With the one run given up on the mound as well, Felix single was a one man wrecking crew against the Padres. The double was on a hanging sinker off of Jason Marquis, scoring both Justin Smoak and Dustin Ackley.

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