Bubble Watch:  M’s Will Have 25 Man Roster Decisions To Make

The Bloomquist signing, is uninteresting and ill timed.

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott looks at Seattle Mariners players who are the bubble of making the 25 man roster. Five starting pitchers, eight guys on the field, one DH, and seven guys in the bullpen. That’s 21 names on the roster right there. Throw in a backup catcher and that leaves room for just 3 platoons which I already mentioned. Can Bloomie squeeze in somehow, someplace? Maybe, if you eliminate one platoon but I just don’t see any other way.

The Seattle Mariners Have A Battle For The Five Hole Starter

Taijuan Walker

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott takes a look at the Mariners battle for the 5th spot in the rotation. We know Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma will make up the first and second spots in the rotation. McClendon went on the record last week and stated “We didn’t bring J.A. Happ here to pitch out of the bullpen” so I that pretty much settles that, Happ is in the rotation. McClendon didn’t name the fourth starter but he certainly hinted that it was likely James Paxton’s job to lose and I think it’s a very safe bet that Paxton won’t be losing that spot. That brings us to that fifth spot in the rotation, the spot vacated when the Mariners decided to not re-sign veteran free agent pitcher Chris Young.

Are The Seattle Mariners Done Adding For 2015?

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NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider breaks down the M’s off season moves so far and what likely lies ahead for their roster. Seriously, if you won’t trade Walker or Paxton for Kemp or Upton why would you give either of them up for Zobrist? It makes no sense to make this deal if you are the Mariners unless the price is significantly less than giving up Walker or Paxton.

The Seattle Mariners Hot Stove Keeps Cranking

Melky

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott takes a look at the M’s next potential acquisition, Melky Cabrera. Next up for big Jack appears to be Melky Cabrera. While nothing official has been reported or announced, Cabrera would be a great fit in the M’s new-look batting order while playing right field. Will the M’s stop there?

Should The Seattle Mariners Attempt To Re-Sign Their Own Free Agents?

Oakland Athletics v Seattle Mariners

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott runs down the Seattle Mariner’s six free agents for 2014. Should they keep them or let them walk? Simply put, Beimel was the best lefty the M’s had in the bullpen in 2014. They’d be crazy to let him walk away without a solid offer. Also featured are: Kendrys Morales, Chris Young, Chris Denorfia, Humberto Quintero and more.

Who Replaces Chris Young In the Mariners Starting Rotation?

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger asks the question: Who Replaces Chris Young In the Ms Starting Rotation? Erasmo Ramirez, Roenis Elias, Tijuan Walker and Tom Wilhelmsen are all discussed, seeing how Skipper Lloyd McClendon has pulled the starting right-hander.

Touch Decisions For McClendon Should M’s Make Postseason

Roenis Elias

Brian Scott our NWSB insider and Seattle Mariners blogger weighs in with some predictions for the M’s should they make the postseason in MLB. The need for a 5th starter just doesn’t happen in the post season. With Roenis Elias shutdown for the rest of the year anyway and Taijuan Walker much too green to pitch in the post season it really doesn’t make sense to move him to the pen.

The Seattle Mariners 2014 Mid-Season Report Card

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NWSB Insider & Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in with his M’s midseason grades. The Mariners have compiled 43 wins vs. 38 losses which puts them solidly in 3rd place in the AL West. Bright spot? M’s bullpen. Led by a guy most people really didn’t see coming in Dominic Leone. Leone has given up just eight earned runs all year in 29 appearances giving him a 2.18 ERA.

Under the Spotlight: Mariners’ Starter Roenis Elias

Roenis Elias

NWSB’s Mariners blogger Brian Scott looks at the emergence of young Seattle pitcher – Cuban born Roenis Elias. A tale of his journey to the bigs. In the dead of night Elias drove to the shores of Cuba. There, he was shoved onto a small boat with 26 other individuals, including five baseball players who shared Elias’s dream of playing professional baseball in the US.

Mariners predictions moving forward in 2014

Rodney is the M's closer.  Make no mistake about that.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brandon Choate brings us his 5 predictions for the rest of the Seattle Mariners 2014 season. With his strong start to the season, rookie SP Roenis Elias is making waves while the front office could make a couple of their own along the way.

One Third Of The Seattle Mariners Season Is In The Books

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A Third Of The Way Home And Things Are Looking Up This week your 2014 Seattle Mariners will officially pass the one third mark in the season.  With one third of the season down and two to go where do the M’s stand?  Not too surprisingly they don’t look too bad. When you start breaking […]

With Maurer Struggling, M’s Need Walker & Paxton Back

Maurer struggled initially to find any rhythm. (Joe Nicholson/USA Today Sports)

The Seattle Mariners’ starting rotation is beginning to jell with the return of Hisashi Iwakuma. You have to like what Felix Hernandez, Iwakuma, Chris Young and Roenis Elias have done so far. Brandon Maurer, on the other hand, has really struggled. The numbers speak for themselves.

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