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.

Seattle Mariners: *My* five ways to help M’s make a post-season

Jack Z

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on his ideas to get the 2013 Mariners back on track. Danny says the key is a total image rebuild, not just for the on field team, but in every aspect of the franchise. But the fans have to step up to: prove your devotion to the team, and give them reason to succeed. When the M’s had Ken Griffey Jr., Alex Rodriguez, Randy Johnson and Jay Buhner, it was easier to take some of the losses wasn’t it?

Seattle Mariners news: M’s in on Josh Hamilton

Josh Hamilton

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the MLB rumors that the M’s are a suitor for Josh Hamilton. Hamilton is arguably the best hitter on the free agent market. And while the move wouldn’t make Seattle instant contenders, it gets them a lot closer. It’s speculated that he’s seeking a seven-year deal worth $175 million.

Seattle Mariners raise ticket prices for 2013 Season

Safeco Field

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Ben Tole gives his thoughts on the ticket prices for the 2013 MLB season. After the sixth sub-.500 season in the past eight years, the Seattle Mariners will be raising ticket prices for 2013. The price hike will depend on the game, as well as where the seats are located within Safeco Field. The problem with the move is not so much about the price increase; the problem lies within how it was communicated to the fans.

Offseason Moves… What do the Mariners do at catcher?

Jesus Montero

New NWSB Insider & Seattle Mariners blogger Jeff Budke weighs in on the M’s 2013 options at catcher. Powered by a young stud, a veteran, and a mountain man escaped from the woods, the Mariners have acquired a position of strength in Seattle—and the most powerful of the bunch may be developing in the minor leagues. With Jesus Montero, Miguel Olivo, John Jaso and Mike Zunino who wins out at backstop?

Moments in time…The Seattle Mariners season that was

Ichiro Suzuki

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. In this column, Clinton goes over his top 10 moments of the 2012 Seattle Mariners season, topped off by the farewell to fan favorite and Mariners icon Ichiro Suzuki.

Locked, but loaded: The Timbers Army visits hostile territory

The Timbers Army did their part during Portland's matchup with the Seattle Sounders.

NWSB Insider and Portland Timbers blogger Jeff Budke weighs in on what he enjoyed about Sunday’s matchup between the Timbers and the Seattle Sounders. He reflects on the roudiness of the crowd, the singing of the National Anthem and the Timbers Army invasion of Century Link Field. This was not a game for victories from the Portland Timbers, so smaller victories have to be mentioned.

Breaking News: Mariners announce Safeco Field fences coming in

Safeco Field Rangers vs. Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports today’s Mariners press release, in which it was announced that the dimensions of Safeco Field are being altered. Long renowned for it’s big outfield and tough home run fences, The Safe is one of the best pitching spots in the Major Leagues. A move like this will be great for the hitters, but will it be great for the team?

Moments in time…The Seattle Mariners week that was

Luis Jimenez finally gets a big league start after 13 years in the minors (photo prorumors.com)

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. Will the Mariners play spoiler with their remaining games as we are now out of the wild card hunt? Luis Jimenez gets his very first MLB start, and Felix Hernandez is on a cold streak.

Hey Seattle Mariners fans! Could it be our time?

Michael Saunders Mariners Profile

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jared Galde tells us a little bit about the feelings he’s feeling for the 2012 M’s. He doesn’t have delusions that we somehow have Ken Griffey Jr. in his prime, Edgar Martinez, Jay Buhner and the gang in ’95 or even close to that level of talent but the 2012 Mariners are officially rolling. Stephen Pryor, Felix Hernandez, Michael Saunders and newcomer Eric Thames are contributing bigtime.

Cleveland Indians vs. Mariners: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em game 2

Safeco

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the second game of the series versus the Cleveland Indians. The Headline: timely offense and a Felix Hernandez gem were all the Mariner’s needed for this win. Following his perfect game, Hernandez pitched like a Cy Young winner. A Jesus Montero 3-run homer sealed the deal for this M’s win. It was a “Montero Mash” that’s for sure.

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

This moment was the pinnacle of Mariners baseball in 2012

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the twentieth week of the year had to be the perfect game thrown by Felix Hernandez. 27 up, 27 down. That was the single greatest performance by a Mariner pitcher in the history of Mariner pitchers. For the second time this year, the Mariners no-hit their opponents, and this time it was the King himself, Felix Hernandez doing the dirty work.

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