NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup with the Texas Rangers. PITCHING MATCHUP: Rangers LH Derek Holland (5-4, 5.05 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Kevin Millwood (3-6, 3.69 ERA) in the series opener. Millwood hasn’t won a game since the end of May, but has pitched well in his past few starts.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the 2012 American League West division. If one this is clear, it’s that this division’s teams could be in a long tight race to the wire because all have fairly identical records this past week. What’s keeping the Texas Rangers at the top. Just Josh Hamilton of course.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners. Tonight at Safeco Field its Game 44 Yu Darvish vs. Felix Hernandez. It could be the case of whoever can score 2 runs first will win. And it will be the bullpen’s fault. Do the Texas Rangers have jurisdiction in Washington State?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the 2012 American League West division. If any team’s spot in the standings is bound to change, it has to be Oakland. Right now nothing seems to be holding the Rangers back. As long as the pitching stays strong, and the offense starts to heat up, the Angels could be climbing the ladder very soon here.
Clinton Bell one of our Seattle Mariners bloggers is back with his 2012 Mariners forecast for the lead-off batting position. He tell us five reasons why moving Chone Figgins to the lead off spot will not only jump-start his career, but bring the Mariners a chance at more run support for their starting pitchers. Only time will tell.
NWSB Seattle Mariners insider Danny Ferguson thinks the Mariners will win the 2012 World Series. Stay tuned for this and more 2012 major league baseball irrational analysis and predictions for the Seattle Mariners baseball team. Danny Hultzen will win the AL rookie of the year award. Mike Carp will break Joe Dimaggio’s 56 game hitting streak.
NWSB insider Brandon Choate breaks out his crystal ball today and makes a bold prediction. He is predicting the Seattle Mariners 2012 starting rotation to include Felix Hernandez, Jason Vargas, Hisashi Iwakuma, Blake Beavan and Kevin Millwood. The mix of youth and age will prove to be nothing but helpful for the young Mariners team heading into the season.