NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, addresses Nelson Cruz’s success and more changes the Mariners need to make– Cruz has mashed 14 homers already and we are just barely into May. I suppose it’s fool hardy to think that Cruz can maintain this kind of torrid power pace but it’s entirely possible he could be the first player in nearly 20 years to hit 40 homers while wearing Mariner blue and teal.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider, Brian Scott, takes a peek at the Weeks/Ackley platoon situation– Can these two maintain their level of production throughout the grind of a 162 game schedule? I guess that remains to be seen but both should have extra motivation to produce given the states of their contracts. Weeks is on a one year, free agent deal. He’s 32 years old and a solid year full of productive numbers could land him the final multi-year deal of his career that he likely wants.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott looks at Seattle Mariners players who are the bubble of making the 25 man roster. Five starting pitchers, eight guys on the field, one DH, and seven guys in the bullpen. That’s 21 names on the roster right there. Throw in a backup catcher and that leaves room for just 3 platoons which I already mentioned. Can Bloomie squeeze in somehow, someplace? Maybe, if you eliminate one platoon but I just don’t see any other way.
NWSB Writer and Seattle Mariners Insider Brian Scott dives into the Seattle Mariners roster. Who will make the 25? Are the M’s a complete roster at this point? You have to have a backup catcher. It’s a given and Sucre is getting the nod. Bloomquist is healthy, under contract and is a wonderful bench player so I think his spot is safe. With the platoon situations in right field and at short you wind up with a four man bench.
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.
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.
Almonte Sent out, Lineup Shuffled Again Despite a relatively potent punch in Robinson Cano and Corey Hart batting in the 3 and 4 holes respectively, the Seattle Mariners have continued to struggle getting guys on base in front of those two guys consistently. Centerfielder Abraham Almonte, had been batting in the leadoff spot the vast […]
Do the M’s have more talent ready to come up? The Seattle Mariners offense was off to a quick start turned inconsistent at best. Mix that in with a bunch of injuries to their starting pitchers, one might think the Mariners have already called up any reserve talent in the minors that might be lurking […]
Switch-Hitting Franklin back with M’s This morning Nick Franklin tweeted that he was flying to Texas, presumably to join the Mariners as they face off with the Rangers again. And it couldn’t come at a better time for the Mariners who have been streaky on offense. Where will Franklin fit in? Brad Miller, the man […]
Tough calls for McClendon coming in just over a week. I think it’s fair to say that there has been more intrigue in this year’s Seattle Mariner’s Spring Training Camp than any other for some time. With 2 starting positions up for grabs and a plethora of rotation spots to fill, some decisions will be […]