NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in on the M’s trip to Tokyo and tells readers about what a visit to the Ichiro Suzuki museum should really contain. The exhibition opened in November 2002 and charges 900 yen per visitor. Run by his mother and father, the Ichiro Exhibition Room in his hometown of Toyoyama, Japan is a Ichiro fan’s dream day.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us his 2012 Seattle Mariners outfield predictions. Will Carlos Peguero, Michael Saunders, Casper Wells, or Trayvon Robinson make the squad that they were part of last season or will newcomers Johermyn Chavez, Chih-Hsien Chiang, Vinnie Catricala, and Darren Ford send them back to Tacoma?
Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us it is possible to strike gold as is the case with Josh Hamilton – a rule five pick who became the 2010 American League MVP. This year the rule five draft was again utilized by the Mariners in the selection of a left handed relief pitcher from the Brewers organization, Lucas Luetge.
Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us Munenori Kawasaki says he’s been invited to spring training by the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners had a backup short stop on their wish list for this off season, but they may get a replacement starter instead. Danny goes on to say if he were Brendan Ryan he’d be calling his agent and hitting the gym. What about Nick Franklin?
Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson pays respects to the young Mariners outfielder Greg Halman who was killed today in The Netherlands. The thoughts and prayers of the fans are extended out to the family on this day. He was in contention for an opening day spot with the Mariners in 2012. The Mariners will miss him in that competition.
Potential stars that could carry the Seattle Mariners as early as next year include Mike Carp, Dustin Ackley, Kyle Seager, Alex Liddi, Michael Pineda, now the Seattle coaching staff has been retained as well. Manager Eric Wedge has a plan for his young team and is sticking to it.
NW Sportsbeat Q points out it’s safe to say Seattle’s rebuilding process will be a long one. He asks an important question though regarding Felix Hernandez. King Felix is still just 25 years old and under control through the 2014 season, but should the Seattle Mariners trade him?