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 did not work 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.

One-Two Punch!  Jones and Saunders Hitting It Hard

(AP Photo)

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott brings to light how James Jones and Michael Saunders are suddenly lighting up the box score at the top of the order. Jones even broke an old Ms record set by the legendary Edgar Martinez.

He’s Back!  Nick Franklin Returns to the Mariners Lineup

Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott brings us up to speed on Nick Franklin and the situation brewing at short stop. Brad Miller is not a typical DH player, but his struggles could be the excuse the Ms need to bring Franklin in on a full-time basis.

James Jones the next Adam Jones?

Give McClendon credit for the James Jones move.

Déjà Jones We are nearly half way into the month of May, and the Seattle Mariners are 20-18. That’s right, a winning record at this point in the season for the first time since 2003. There are several reasons the Mariners have been successful as of late – outstanding pitching from unlikely sources (Chris Young and […]

Your 2014 Seattle Mariners, Are A +.500 Team

Michael Saunders

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger talks about the Ms hot start. An eight-game losing streak had a number of fans saying, “Here we go again,” but the McClendon’s crew has shown some stiff upper lip by going on a very tough road trip through New York, Houston and Oakland and coming away 7-2.

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