Seattle Mariners blogger and NWSB Insider Jordin Ereth tells us today Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik made a huge splash in the MLB off-season by signing the Yankee great Robinson Cano to a enormous contract of 10-years, $240 million. This week at the MLB Winter meetings Jack Z signed Logan Morrison, and Corey Hart to contracts. The Seattle Mariners’ season is something to look forward to. And not in a rebuilding way. But keep an eye out, because there are many more moves to be made.
NWSB Insider & Blogger J.D. Burke takes a look at the breakout campaign that Christopher Tanev is in, and muses on whether the Canucks can expect more from their young, undrafted defenceman. He’s playing the toughest competition of his career, mostly with Dan Hamhuis, and holding his own quite well. His offensive upside is looked at, as Tanev is on pace for the best season offensively of his young career as well.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the team’s middle infield following the big-time signing of Robinson Cano. Cano will likely play second base, which means Jack Z and Lloyd McClendon have a decision to make when it comes to Nick Franklin and Brad Miller. Franklin has too many skills that Miller lacks. Specifically he has more power, and will hit for a better average
NWSB Fantasy Football Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Dave B delivers to us his Week 15 NFL fantasy football forecast for the Seahawks vs. New York Giants matchup on Sunday. Dave says that the defense is going to be a top-three start this week, and that it will help you get to the next round of the playoffs. As usual, expect solid numbers from Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch, but look for Zach Miller to get back in the mix as well.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox brings us his weekly video recap of the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 6, the team from the Pacific Northwest went 3-1, taking down the Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder and the Utah Jazz, while losing to the Dallas Mavericks. Standout performers were LaMarcus Aldridge, Damian Lillard and Nicolas Batum, and unfortunately, Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis as well.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott wonders aloud if the team is going to see Pery Harvin suit up again this season. To make it clear, we all know the Hawks have the potential to be better with the receiver on the field. That said, Pete Carroll must be smart about brining him back, unlike when he rushed him onto the field against the Minnesota Vikings.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox gives us his weekly analysis of Portland Trail Blazers head coach, Terry Stotts. This past week, the team went 3-1, taking down the Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah Jazz, while falling to Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis and the Dallas Mavericks. Stotts has done a good job of getting his team to come back after trailing, but he must do a better job of preventing opponents from doing the same thing.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks’ blogger Brett Bivens once again brings you Monday Morning Quarterback! Breaking down yesterday’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Only the second loss of the 2013/14 season. Brett wants to take a moment to celebrate Luke Willson’s first career touchdown. He thought it was funny that on the sidelines Russell Wilson went over and handed him the football. The most devastating thing about the game was seeing KJ Wright limping on the sidelines.
NWSB Editor Bryant Knox recaps the previous week’s star player for the Portland Trail Blazers. In Week 6, honors go to LaMarcus Aldridge. In contests against the Indiana Pacers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks, LA averaged 26.3 points and 12.8 rebounds while shooting 55.8 percent. Aldridge is finding success because of Terry Stotts’ system and Robin Lopez’s presence, and he’s an MVP candidate because of it.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Kevin “The Flying V” Vanstone tells us Monday’s things to look out for in the Canucks vs. Carolina Hurricanes matchup.The Canucks will go for their fifth-straight win tonight as the Canes hit town for their lone visit of the season. Manny Malhotra is in town. Not to be outdone by Roberto Luongo Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner earned the NHL’s first star of the week
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Steve Lee weighs in with his Nucks three stars post. Here are the few noteworthy performers from the last 10 games during the Canucks’ 2013/14 campaign. Ryan Kesler, Jason Garrison, Mike Santorelli, are the 3 starts this week. Considering he is in a contract year, Santorelli is making a strong argument towards Mike Gillis and the Canucks front office to think twice when it comes to the offseason signings.