Konnichiwa MLB season: Mariners take on A’s in Japan to open 2012 season

Mariners in Japan

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us let’s not forget the real reason why we are all turning our attention to Japan. Opening day! The happiest day of the year! And for us Mariners fans, especially of late, a chance to relish the thought of not trailing the Angels and Rangers, even if it is short lived. A homecoming in order for Ichiro Suzuki, Hishashi Iwakuma, and Munenori Kawasaki.

Know Your Enemy: 2012 A.L. West Projections – Oakland A’s

Oakland Athletics 2012 MLB Predictions

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Insider Steve weighs in with his Oakland Athletics 2012 MLB Predictions. This is part 1 of the 2012 Know Your Enemy series focusing on the AL West in his weekly blogs. For Oakland A’s fans’ sake, let’s hope Billy Beane’s formula strikes pay dirt, because if this doesn’t work the A’s season will get out of hand really quick.

MLB Rumors: Seattle Mariners Pursuing Andrew Bailey via Trade

Andrew Bailey

Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us a new Mariners MLB Trade Rumor. ESPN’s Buster Olney put the odds of an Andrew Bailey trade by the Oakland A’s at 100%. While nothing has been released officially, it is no surprise their hopping with the 2009 Rookie of the Year. Could Bailey land in Seattle to replace David Aardsma?

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