Speculation continues on Seattle Mariner’s Nick Franklin

Seattle Mariners at Baltimore Orioles August 2, 2013

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott talks about the rumors of a Nick Franklin deal, and where he may end up, and for whom. With the signing of Robinson Cano this past off season, either Nick Franklin, or Brad Miller are expendable. For the right price that is. The Mariners are in need of some starting pitching depth, and will most likely move Franklin for a starting pitcher, we would hope. So far these are only rumors, but something could happen in the up coming days.

Looking Ahead: Rays at Seattle Mariners

James Paxton

NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson previews the upcoming series for the Seattle Mariners. Set to face the Tampa Bay Rays for a three-game series at Safeco Field, the Mariners will send Hisashi Iwakuma, James Paxton, and Erasmo Ramirez to the mound to counter Alex Cobb, Chris Archer, and Matt Moore. Let’s hope the Mariners can give that same support to Paxton tomorrow night.

Jason Bay on the market, teams watching

Jason Bay

NWSB Insider Steve Lee talks about where Jason Bay, once one of baseball’s best players, may end up next season. With the New York Mets front office coming to terms with Jason Bay last week as to a buyout that will pay Bay the guaranteed remainder of his $66 million contract ($21 million this year), Bay must now find himself a new zip code, or even a postal code for that matter, if he wants to play next season.

Moments in time…The Seattle Mariners week that was

The man, the beard, the legand. John Jaso (photo Yahoo! Sports)

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. For everything great that happened for the Mariners this week, none of it even came close to the greatness that King Felix Hernandez showed during his perfect game outing Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays.

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.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Mariners: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em game 2

Eric Thames

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the second game of the series versus the Tampa Bay Rays. The Headline: Eric Thames seals the deal with a walkoff single, propels M’s to another big home win. Thames wasn’t the only hero, as Millwood pitched a gem. The win propels the Mariners to 8-1 in their last nine home games. Kevin Millwood pitched an absolute gem, and that shouldn’t remain buried.

Moments in time…The Seattle Mariners week that was

Blake Beavan

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. Well the bats came alive in KC, the arms followed in Tampa Bay. A nice 5-2 week for the M’s. Miguel Olivo has a chance to pitch, Casper Wells leads off, Felix Hernandez shuts down the Royals, and the Mariners say goodbye to a legend.

Are the Seattle Mariners turning the corner?

Dustin Ackley + Kyle Seager

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin asks the important question tonight have the M’s turned the franchise corner? Yes, if their last 5 wins mean anything it is hope. Never underestimate hope, especially in a season as disappointing as this one. Michael Saunders, Dustin Ackley, Kyle Seager and Jesus Montero. These are big names.

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

The last great play by Ichiro in a Mariners uniform. (photo bostonherald.com)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the sixteenth week of the year had to be the the leap and grab at the wall by Ichiro. With the Mariners holding a very early 1-0 lead, this grab by Ichiro kept Carlos Pena out of scoring position in the first, and maintained the M’s lead. Ichiro may not be hitting well, but his defense is still tops in the league.

Mariners vs. Tampa Bay Rays: MLB baseball love ‘em & hate ‘em Game 3

Blake Beavan

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the third game of the series versus the Tampa Bay Rays. The Headline: The Mariners win the pitching duel and take their second series in a row. The road was kind to the M’s, winning 5 out of 7 games, but up next is a 10 game homestand with the M’s facing the first place New York Yankees first. Home will not be as kind as the road reports, as the bats seem to sleep at Safeco.

Mariners Vs Rays In Tampa Bay: Pitching, series preview, analysis & predictions

Hisahi Iwakuma, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays. PITCHING MATCHUP: Mariners RH Hisashi Iwakuma (1-2, 5.13 ERA) vs. Rays RH James Shields (1-2, 5.13 ERA) in the series opener. The Mariners are looking to shock teams on the road after more dismal play at home.

Moments in time…The Seattle Mariners week that was

Felix Hernandez

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. The M’s are back to their losing ways, but call ups of Mike Carp and Shawn Kelley hope to change that.