*My* five damn good reasons why the M’s trading Ichiro was a good move

Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in on his five good reasons the Ichiro Suzuki trade today with the Yankees is great for the M’s franchise. Ferg says he hates seeing another Mariners superstar end up in pinstripes, but in Seattle we are accustomed to cheering on our favorite players when they are wearing another team’s uniform. It will be fun to see him with Derek Jeter.

The Mariners Ichiro traded to the New York Yankees

Ichiro Suzuki

NWSB Editor and Seattle Mariners blogger Q weighs in with the breaking news that the Mariners Ichiro Suzuki has been traded to the New York Yankees. The strangest twist of this story is the fact that he’ll play right field tonight at Safeco Field for the NY Yankees and NOT the Seattle. More to follow as soon as more details come down the pipe.

Northwest Coach Profiles: Lou Piniella

Lou Piniella

Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Former Seattle Mariners skipper Lou Piniella. Danny Ferguson one of our Seattle sports area bloggers points out Coach Lou Coach has coached 3× World Series champion (1977, 1978, 1990). In 1993, he was hired by Seattle. It was heartbreaking for fans when he demanded to be traded to Tampa. Piniella would go on to manage the heart break clubs of the Rays and the Cubs.

Mariners Options: They Need A left handed pitching specialist in 2012

Hideki Okajmia

Mariners beat blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in with his realistic options the Seattle Mariners have in fulfilling the much needed role of a left handed specialist. Aaron Laffey, C.J. Wilson, Ceaser Jimenez, Charlie Furbush, Erik Bedard, and Hideki Okajima are the names that come to mind.