Break Time — Seattle Mariners First Half Report Card

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NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, gives us his grades and thoughts on the first half of the Mariners 2015 season– The Mariners are going to need a phenomenal run in the second half of this season if they are going to do what most people expect them to do– go to the playoffs. It’s the kind of run the M’s have not made since 1995.

Seattle’s Next Alex Rodriguez — Russell Wilson?

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NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider Brian Scott draws comparisons of Russell Wilson to the Alex Rodriguez of 2000– Wilson is now faced with the same dilemma that A-Rod once was– Should he sign a deal for love of a town or for the most money? As a fan, it’s very easy to sit back and say, “oh, he should stay. I would. What can you buy with $25 million that you can’t buy with $18?”

Lloyd McClendon Says “Relax” To Seattle Mariners Fans

AL Manager Of They Year?  Why not!

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, responds to Lloyd McClendon’s statement that fans need to relax– This team has played more than 70 games on the year and finds themselves in fourth place in the division. Having lost so many games so early means the Mariners are going to have to win nearly 60 of their remaining 89 games to wind up with a 90+ win season, something everyone thought the team could and should do this year.

Edgar Martinez, Mariners Legend and Hitting Coach

Seattle Mariners' Edgar Martinez waves his cap as fireworks go off, while he is introduced at a post-game ceremony, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004, in Seattle. They sure love Martinez in Seattle. On the eve of his final game in the majors, the Mariners' retiring designated hitter was honored with a lengthy postgame tribute Saturday night after Seattle's 10-4 loss to the Texas Rangers. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, reflects on the career of Edgar Martinez and questions if those that can do, can also teach– Many might say that Edgar’s hiring in the midst of a disappointing season that had high expectations is nothing more than a publicity stunt designed to help alleviate falling ticket sales. I’ll grant you there’s likely some truth to that statement. Seeing Edgar in a Mariners dugout in wearing my number, and his number 11 again is worth the price of admission to me.

Hot and Cold, Night and Day — The Seattle Mariners of 2015

It's been a tough first half for the M's.

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, examines the M’s on and off 2015 season– If I didn’t know better I’d swear we were watching a completely different team from night to night. Multiple players and pitchers just seem to turn it on and off from night to night as easily as you or I flip through the channels on the TV– Click, Click.

The Seahawks Are Forgetting Somebody — What About Bob?

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NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, questions the Seahawks as to why their star linebacker does not yet have a new contract– The Seahawk headlines have been dominated by Russell Wilson wants this, and Wilson wants that, his agent said this, this is the magic number he’s looking for and around and around we go. While I remain confident that Wilson’s deal will happen with the Seahawks I’m far more concerned about Wagner’s status.

Does Russell Wilson Even Want To Be A Seattle Seahawk?

Russell Wilson did not look like himself against Dallas

NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, shares thoughts on the possibility that Wilson wants to leave Seahawks– The Seahawks GM, John Schneider, is one of the best, if not the best, in the NFL. He and Carroll built this team their way and have built a culture their way and found success on their terms doing it their way. I have no doubt that the Seahawks have zero thoughts on changing the team to satisfy the preferred playing style of any one player, even Wilson.

More Mariners Moves — A Towering Trade For Trumbo

Trumbo  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, takes a peek at the Trumbo Trade. Did the M’s over pay? The problem I see with this potential lineup is it’s almost too much power and not enough guys getting on base regularly. The M’s have scored too great a percentage of their runs this year via the solo homer. Trumbo won’t help that number.

Frustration for Mariners Grows As McClendon Loses It

It's been a tough first half for the M's.

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, shares his thoughts on the building frustration in the M’s clubhouse. Is Robinson Cano part of that problem– It’s time for Cano to lead by example and start hitting the way he has for the past 11 seasons because without him, the M’s won’t turn the 2015 season into their first playoff appearance in over a decade.

The Seattle Mariners Dustin Ackley Watch Continues

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NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners’ Insider, Brian Scott, wonders why Dustin Ackley is still in Seattle– If you cut Ackley, you can recall Jesus Montero. His numbers in AAA (.306/.341/.468) on top of everything he has done to transform himself physically back into a baseball player certainly warrants a second chance. Defensively, all Montero has to do is DH. Nelson Cruz has been far better in right field than anyone could have dreamed and Brad Miller, Seth Smith, and Justin Ruggiano can all play left.

Seattle Mariners’ Kyle Seager Continues To Impress

The M's will need Seager to pick it up defensively in the second half.

NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariner’s Insider, Brian Scott, spotlights the brilliant, young career of Kyle Seager– I’ll one up the opinions on that deal. Right now, $100 million seems like a steal especially when you consider this is a guy who had not played 3rd base much at all prior to his call up in 2011. Oh, and he plays 3rd defensively at an All-Star level as well.

Is The NFL Changing Who The Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson Is?

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NWSB Writer and Seattle Seahawks Insider, Brian Scott, ponders the idea that Seattle Seahawk’s QB Russell Wilson is not who he once was. From dating models and singers to demanding the richest NFL deal ever, clearly some things have changed– This is a guy, who I mentioned before, has always said, “team first”, even when it came to his contract negotiations.

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