Winning Has Two Prices: Increased Salaries & Free Agent Departures

There's been zero talk about Tate getting a contract extension so far.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger breaks down how the Hawks must pay their dues now that they’ve won the Super Bowl. Being champions means that players will command higher salaries, and players will leave in NFL free agency. Golden Tate, Red Bryant, Chris Clemons, Chris Maragos and Clinton McDonald are prime examples.

The Time to Perform is Now for Ackley and Smoak

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NWSB Insider Brian Scott gives us a look at the situation brewing for the Seattle Mariners involving Dustin Ackley and Justin Smoak. If the two don’t perform in the early part of the 2013-14 MLB season, Scott postulates that he’ll be writing about who the M’s can get at the trade deadline opposed to how well they’ve played up to that point.

Zunino and Buck Seattle Mariners Catcher Spotlight

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NWSB Insider and Washington sports blogger Brian Scott breaks down what the Seattle Mariners’ situation looks like at catcher following the 2014 MLB offseason. Entering the new season, Mike Zunino and John Buck are featured, as their presence has gotten lost in the shuffle behind Robinson Cano, Logan Morrison, Corey Hart, and Fernando Rodney.

A detailed look at the Seattle Seahawks’ running back depth chart

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the depth chart for the Hawks at running back. Christine Michael, Marshawn “Beastmode” Lynch and Robert Turbin are featured. With Golden Tate’s future in question, time could be handed down at special teams as a punt returner.

What is the deepest squad on the Seahawks roster?

Irvin will miss the first four games next year (Richard Lipski/AP)

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott takes a look at the Hawks’ roster and breaks down the deepest position. Bobby Wagner, Bruce Irvin, Malcolm Smith and KJ Wright are all featured, as well as predictions for the 2014 NFL season.

Rice, Bryant & more to come, Seahawks cry remains — Next Man Up!

Christine Michael vs. Packers

NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks Blogger Brian Scott gives us a look at the Hawks’ players who are ready to step up in the 2014 NFL season. Christine Michael, Jordan Hill, Chris Matthews, Michael Bowie and Luke Wilson are all featured.

Speculation continues on Seattle Mariner’s Nick Franklin

Seattle Mariners at Baltimore Orioles August 2, 2013

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott talks about the rumors of a Nick Franklin deal, and where he may end up, and for whom. With the signing of Robinson Cano this past off season, either Nick Franklin, or Brad Miller are expendable. For the right price that is. The Mariners are in need of some starting pitching depth, and will most likely move Franklin for a starting pitcher, we would hope. So far these are only rumors, but something could happen in the up coming days.

New Players For Mariners Means New Hope… and New Risks.

Robinson Cano- $240 million well spent.

NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners Blogger Brian Scott breaks down the team’s newcomers, giving us a look at both their upsides and their potential concerns. Seeing how the 2014 MLB offseason was busy for the the M’s, Robinson Cano, Logan Morrison, Scott Baker, Fernando Rodney and Corey Hart are all covered.

Who’s on 1st? Smoak. What’s on 2nd? Cano. What about SS?

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NWSB Insider Brian Scott brings us up to speed with the Seattle Mariners’ 2014 offseason by asking: Who’s going to play short stop? The M’s have two young candidates worth considering: Nick Franklin and Brad Miller. Scott looks at both players in regard to statistics and the team’s current rotation.

Will the Mariners start the season with two rookies in the rotation?

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NWSB Insider Brian Scott gives us his reason the Seattle Mariners should start two rookie pitchers: Taijuan Walker and James Paxton. If you listen to the scuttle out there, it appears the M’s are far more interested in signing another bat (ie Nelson Cruz) rather than another starting pitcher. But if the M’s use their rookies in the rotation, that leaves just one spot.

Seahawks have tough choices ahead & it’s time to get back to work

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NWSB Insider Brian Scott breaks down what the Seattle Seahawks have to do in the 2014 NFL offseason now that they’re Super Bowl champions. The list of players to focus on includes Doug Baldwin, Golden Tate, Zach Miller, Chris Clemons, Steven Hauschka and more. With Seahawks clearly considering cutting Sidney Rice & Tate and Baldwin FA’s (Baldwin restricted), nice to know draft is so deep at WR.

I love a parade! The culmination of my Seahawks dreams

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NWSB Insider and Seattle Seahawks blogger Brian Scott takes us on a trip down memory lane as the 12th Man prepares itself for a parade to celebrate the team’s victory in Super Bowl XLVIII. Scott recaps the team’s history, including figures such as Mike Holmgren, Shaun Alexander, Matt Hasselbeck and, of course, Paul Allen, Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson.

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