Mariners outfielder Franklin Gutierrez suffers pectoral injury

Franklin Gutierrez

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson tells us today at M’s spring training practice outfielder Franklin Gutierrez suffered a pectoral injury. Gutierrez appeared in only 92 games for the Mariners last season and hit only a single home run and hit a measly .224 although his bat was starting to heat up toward the end of the year, before he was strained an oblique after swinging his bat too hard.

Trayvon Robinson’s vision problems gives Mariners offense new hope

Trayvon Robinson

NWSB insider Danny Ferguson tells us Seattle Mariners outfielder Trayvon Robinson has worn contact lenses at times over the past two years, has opted for a new approach this winter and plans to wear his new glasses while playing. Remember the moment from that iconic baseball movie Major League where Rick “Wild Thing” Vaughn’s control issues were solved when he was given a pair of glasses?

Predicting the Seattle Mariners 2012 starting line up

Dustin Ackley, Seattle Mariners

NWSB insider Brandon Choate breaks out his crystal ball again today. He is predicting the 2012 Seattle Mariners lineup. With young players like Dustin Ackley, Justin Smoke and Mike Carp in the lineup, it gets even more dangerous with the addition of Jesus Montero and a healthy Franklin Gutierrez.

Mariners and the 2011 Rule 5 draft

Carlos Triunfel was protected by the Mariners from the Rule 5 draft

Our man on the Mariners beat Danny Ferguson breaks down the Rule 5 draft in this piece. What could it mean for the Seattle Mariners? They protected Carlos Triunfel, Francisco Martinez and Chih-Hsien Chiang from it, so they must think highly of them! The success rate of this move is practically nil, but then again Jack Z could find the next Josh Hamilton that way.

Offseason Chat: Seattle Mariners Jack Zduriencik Talks Strategy

Mariners

Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson had a listen to the Mariners offseason conference call Tuesday, Jack Zduriencik shared some plans with the public as the MLB off season kicks into full gear. The Mariners are looking to complement their young staff with veteran player/coaches. Jamie Wright, Miguel Olivo, Wily Mo Pena and Brendan Ryan…

5 Good Reasons why you can trust Seattle Mariners GM Jack Z

Jack Z

NWSB Insider Steve looks into the Jack Zduriencik era for the Seattle Mariners. While the Mariners have not come close to a championship, they are quickly building one of the most talent-ridden franchises in the MLB. With youngsters like Dustin Ackely, Kyle Seager, Taijuan Walker, Trayvon Robinson, and the Mariners #1 pick in this year’s draft, Danny Hultzen…

2012 Mariners Hot Stove Series Part 1: Left Field

Possible 2012 M's Left Fielders? Carp, Robinson, Saunders, and Wells

This off-season could be a turning point in Seattle Mariners history. The moves Jack Zduriencik makes can either sink us, or makes into a winner says Insider Steve. They return Casper Wells, Trayvon Robinson, Michael Saunders, and Mike Carp, all of whom are after the starting job in 2012. Part 1 of the Mariners off-season hot stove.

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