1. 2010 Seattle Mariners Offseason Plan

    I'll admit this is mostly speculation, but there is quite a lot of reasoning behind my ideas. This is just free writing my ideas, so here it is, my 2010 Seattle Mariners offseason plan. 1. Swap Brandon Morrow and JJ Hardy...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about almost 5 years ago 886 reads 14 comments

  2. To the Ends of the Earth: Baseball Still Playing into My Life

    After leaving Bleacher Report—and later Next Season Sports—I was recently awarded a job with my community paper, the Voice of the Valley. I cover high school sports, but let's face it, I'm not going to write for that paper the rest of my life.

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about almost 5 years ago 79 reads 2 comments

  3. Ben Brown Is Now Leaving B/R- Thank You For The Memories My Friends!

    Just a few days ago I was talking to my friend, Shanan, and he told me how upset he would be if I left Bleacher Report because I wouldn’t be able to see him again...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 391 reads 20 comments

  4. Adam Moore: Where's the Praise for the AA Ball Player?

    We hear about them on TV, we see them in the newspaper, and we research them on the computer; not all of them, however. Prospects are among the most exciting factors of the baseball world...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 471 reads 1 comments

  5. Into the Wild Blue Yonder- Who Takes Ichiro's Spot in Right Field?

    Never in his whole career has Ichiro been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Never say never. It was reported today that Ichiro Suzuki is now postponing his return for April 15th due to a bleeding ulcer...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 187 reads 2 comments

  6. Back To Reality- Young Athletes Who Think They Have What It Takes To Be On Top

    Since I am a Freshman in High School, I hear from so many people that they want to be a sports athlete when they are older...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 404 reads 3 comments

  7. Seattle Mariner's Preview: M's Infield Recieved a Face-Lift After 2008

    Continuing my series of a Seattle Mariners preview, I will now be focusing on the M’s crowded infield. Three of the four starters are the same, the change being Russell Branyan is at first base, but the biggest difference is the infield bench...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 75 reads 2 comments

  8. Seattle Mariners Preview: Analyzing the Starting Rotation Front to Back

    Today, Don Wakamatsu named parts of his 2009 starting rotation, but there is one player that he has yet to talk to about it. Here is how it looks so far. 1. Felix Hernandez2. Erik Bedard3. Carlos Silva4...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 64 reads 5 comments

  9. Seattle Mariners 2010: An Unstoppable Bullpen?

    Year after year, fans seem to really dig the long ball and completely forget about the players who will pitch almost half of the game, the bullpen. The bullpen is home to some and a foot into the door (AKA starting rotation) to others...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 749 reads 14 comments

  10. Brandon Morrow To Start the Season in Tacoma or the Mariners Bullpen

    The Seattle Times is reporting that Seattle Mariners pitcher Brandon Morrow will not start the season in the starting rotation. Morrow will either start the season in the Mariners crowded bullpen or the Mariners Triple-A affiliate, the Tacoma Rainiers...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 84 reads 5 comments

  11. A Look at 1961- Did Roger Maris Really Break Babe Ruth's Home Run Record?

    As I was reading through a book last night, , I managed to find myself in 1961, the year Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth’s single season home run record...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 3,551 reads 16 comments

  12. Seattle Mariners: Who's On First?

    As most of you may now know, Richie Sexson and disaster go hand in hand. When there was a rally that started bringing the Mariners one run closer to winning, he, of course, was that final out...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 430 reads 8 comments

  13. Seattles' New Saving Grace- Erik Bedard and Felix Hernandez

    When Erik Bedard came to Seattle a little over a year ago, he was expected to be the key addition to send this team to the playoffs. When Bedard actually started pitching, he was nothing close to his 2007 Cy Young contending form of 13-5, 3...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 190 reads 2 comments

  14. Seattle Mariner Fans: What Do We Do With Jeff Clement?

    After hearing from multiple sources that Jeff Clement might not make the Mariners opening day roster, I starting thinking, what should they do with him? Could they trade him? Could ...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 401 reads 22 comments

  15. The Top Five Pitching One-Two Punches In The MLB Are...

    So I was sitting in Science Class today and decided to do something different than what I usually do when I'm bored (Normally I sleep), I decided to start on my next B/R article...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 480 reads 28 comments

  16. Seattle Mariners Made Some Smart Moves This Offseason

    It seems that since October of last season, it's become en vogue to repeat a single word so as to focus on one's goal. For President Obama, it's "economy," his work in progress...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 355 reads 9 comments

  17. Jose Lopez Impressive As Mariners Win 5-1

    After almost becoming the starting second baseman for Venezuela in the final match of the World Baseball Classic, Jose Lopez has now returned to Seattle, as the Venezuelans lost in the semi-finals to Korea 10-2 last Saturday...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 161 reads 8 comments

  18. Is Tim Lincecum The New Mark Prior?

    Just a few years ago fans were analyzing Mark Prior's pitching mechanics by using pictures similar to the one I have posted above of Tim Lincecum. First of all, Lincecum's mechanics flat-out scare me...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 1,623 reads 37 comments

  19. Seattle Mariners Producing In WBC Except for Ichiro Suzuki

    Ever since 2001, the Seattle Mariners have relied on one player to consistently get on base and to score runs. Ichiro Suzuki is now starting to show his age, 35 years old, on the baseball field...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 265 reads 6 comments

  20. Seattle Mariners Odds and Ends: Expectiations, Branyan, And More

    After watching the Seattle Mariners on "30 Clubs in 30 Days," I picked up a few tidbits of information that I wanted to pass along regarding the Mariners' offseason and the high hopes the team has for 2009...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 248 reads 0 comments

  21. Ranking the Texas Rangers' Top Five Players of 2009

    Most baseball teams have a fairly well-balanced squad, a productive offense, and a few live arms, but the Texas Rangers strictly only have the productive offense aspect.Last year, the Rangers had arguably the best offense in the majors...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 498 reads 12 comments

  22. Chicago Cubs Name Sean Marshall as Number Five Starter in Rotation

    After a competition between Aaron Heilman and Sean Marshall, it has been decided that Marshall win be the Chicago Cub's fifth starter in their starting rotation...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 115 reads 4 comments

  23. Ranking the Los Angeles Angels af Anaheims' Top Five Players

    If I were to have written this article back in August, it would have looked drastically different, as Francisco Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira would have been atop this list...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 41 reads 0 comments

  24. Ranking the Seattle Mariners' 2009 Roster

    Haven't we all wondered who is the best on our team's roster? What about the top five players? Well, I have decided to rank the Seattle Mariners' top five players of 2009, and there may be some ...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 680 reads 3 comments

  25. Seattle Sounders: Welcome To Seattle and Good Luck!

    Wasn't it just a few days ago that I was reading my Seattle Times to find that Seattle is getting the long awaited Major League Soccer team? Turns out, that was actually a few years ago, but they finally debut tonight against the New York Bulls...

    Ben Brown Written by Ben Brown about over 5 years ago 105 reads 0 comments