NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the third M’s game of the series versus the Tampa Bay Rays. Today was a rough day to be Felix Hernandez, yet again. This game was a true pitchers duel, and it’s tough to see Felix Hernandez get a no decision. Chone Figgins is hitting a pathetic .138 over his last 10 games. Miguel Olivo finished tonight 2-4 with a home run but was injured.
NWSB Seattle Seahawks writer Insider Steve reports on the 2012 NFL draft selections by Seattle’s front office brass Pete Carroll and John Schneider. They drafted knowing that in order to beat the teams on their 2012 NFL schedule, they were going to have beef up their defense. The only way to do that is to play defense at a championship level, and Carroll and Schneider understand that better then anyone.
NWSB Insider Brandon Choate brings us his weekly Fantasy Baseball recap of your Seattle Mariners. Felix Hernandez is always a safe bet in fantasy with Ichiro Suzuki joining him in those ranks right off the bat. Michael Saunders went off this week as did Alex Liddi. Jesus Montero is slowly warming up and becoming more consistent and Justin Smoak is doing the opposite.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners series matchup between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays. Tonight in Tampa its #HappyFelixDay as Felix Hernandez takes to the mound to go against Jeremy Hellickson. Tampa Bay (14-8) is off to a stellar start and have been dominating the competition.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks writer C-Mac weighs in with the first Canucks player we will evaluate, as part of a series on the organization’s top prospects in the 2012 NHL off-season is the second Dane in the Vancouver organization Nicklas Jensen. Jensen was promoted to the Chicago Wolves minor league affiliate of the Canucks this spring.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. The Mariners biggest off season news was the trade that brought Jesus Montero and Hector Noesi. We’ve since learned that Michael Pineda will be OUT for the season for the Yankees. In a surprising turn of events the M’s went 3-0 sweeping the Detroit Tigers, but 1-2 vs the Blue Jays.
NWSB Insider Brandon Choate brings you a first glance at the newest Seattle Seahawks. With the 2012 NFL Draft wrapped up, it’s time to look back and check out the new guys. The Seahawks chose DE/OLB Bruce Irvin out of West Virginia with their first round pick, #15 overall. They proceeded to stack their defense as well as grabbing 2 stud offensive players in RB Robert Turbin and QB Russell Wilson.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Clinton Bell tells us the 2012 NFL Draft was largely a success for those of us in the great northwest. For most people outside of the NW though this draft will be the laughing stock of the NFL. One reason. The REACH of a pick by Pete Carroll and John Schneider in the first round of West Virginia defensive end Bruce Irvin.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the third M’s game of the series versus the Toronto Blue Jays. Today was a rough day to be Miguel Olivo. The Mariners catcher did manage to go 2-4 with a home run, but is still only hitting .196 on the season. The Blue Jays beat Seattle with offense, plain and simple. Brendan Ryan, stuck in an 0 for 18 slump, was replaced in the lineup by Munenori Kawasaki.
NWSB Insider Blair Thomas asks five very important questions regarding the Portland TrailBlazers. With the off-season off and running for the Blazers, Blair poses some good questions to the franchise. What are the teams areas of concern and who will take over both the Coach and GM positions? The team has two players that other teams have strong interest in: Nicolas Batum and LaMarcus Aldridge.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brett Bivens tells us today the Seahawks have NOT filled another need with the draft pick of Greg Scruggs today in the 7th round. Finally a pick Brett doesn’t like. Perhaps for the first time in team history the Seahawks have drafted a member of Blue Thunder, because I don’t see this guy making the practice squad. OUCH.