Trade Talk: Are The Seattle Mariners Buyers Or Sellers In 2014?

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NWSB Mariners blogger Brian Scott weighs in on the MLB trade rumors and gossip surrounding the 2014 Seattle Mariners season. Some possible names? Infielders of course. Neither Brad Miller or Nick Franklin have been able to seize the opportunity and take ownership of the spot. Both have batted well below .200 on the season and that’s just not going to work long term.

Cheeseburgers, Pizzas, And Candy Bars, Oh My!

Jesus Montero

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott breaks Justin Smoak on the DL and struggling with a sore quad muscle — and Corey Hart already there. It was easy to understand why the Seattle Mariners made two of their more recent roster moves in bringing up Logan Morrison and Jesus Montero.

Hello Seattle?  Wooden Bats? Leather Gloves? Does That Ring A Bell?

Robinson Cano

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott writes a letter to M’s fans pleading for everyone to show up to Safeco Field. In a recent stint against the New York Yankees, the team from the Pacific Northwest, saw its own fans cheer for the enemy. Robinson Cano has been the real deal, Kyle Seager has been whacking the ball around too and even some kid named Cole Gillespie has been raking it as of late. Plenty of reasons to cheer.

Taijuan Walker Off The DL But Optioned To AAA

Taijuan Walker

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brian Scott gives us a look at the recent decision to send Taijuan Walker down to the AAA Tacoma Rainiers. Simply put: the M’s are out of arms. If they want to play it safe and let Walker build himself up a bit more, then Erasmo Ramirez is what we get and for likely at least two more starts.

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.

Seattle Mariners Pre-2014-Draft Needs

MLB First Year Player Draft

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brandon Choate brings us his three pre-draft needs for the Mariners heading into Thursday’s draft. With Nick Franklin looking shaky and no SS in the system, the Mariners must try to score a talented shortstop to make sure that the position will not be wasted with Robinson Cano at their side.

Mariners predictions moving forward in 2014

Could Rodney break the M's single season saves record?

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.

It’s Back To Square 1 For The Mariners At Shortstop

Brad Miller

NWSB Blogger and Seattle Mariners insider Brian Scott weighs in on the M’s SS position today. It’s been a long time since spring training writes Brian. Less we forget that the M’s had an open competition at shortstop this spring between Nick Franklin and Brad Miller and both players made a strong case by having strong numbers during camp.

Who Are The 2014 Mariners’ Potential All-Stars?

Robinson Cano

Need a suggestion for a 2014 Seattle Mariners all star? Defensively, Robinson Cano has been everything you could ever want at 2nd base. He makes all the routine plays, makes difficult plays look easy and throws in a dazzling play here and there too. Cano has recorded just two errors on the season.

Will The M’s Consider Kendrys Morales With Corey Hart Out?

The Morales deal has not worked for the M's (Photo: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports)

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the pros and cons of Kendrys Morales with Corey Hart out. Kendrys Morales was the M’s best hitter in 2013, and you have to re-sign your best hitter, right? Wrong! After Morales rejected Seattles’ qualifying offer of over $14 million for 2014, M’s general manager Jack Zduriencik moved quickly to sign free agent Corey Hart and acquired Twitter guru Logan Morrison.

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.

Haven’t You Figured It Out Yet?  Iwakuma Is A Dominant Pitcher

Hisashi Iwakuma

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down why Hisashi Iwakuma is a dominant pitcher in today’s MLB. He may not throw a 95 mile-per-hour fastball, but he’s a Cy Young candidate and his WHIP is 0.72 — the top number among starters.

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