1. How Much Is Too Much: Putting Stock In Defensive Value

    Jarrod Washburn is a prime example of how much team defense can help a pitcher. Washburn is a flyball pitcher who strikes out very few hitters and needs defense, particularly in the outfield...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about 5 years ago 95 reads 3 comments

  2. Dustin Ackley May End Up At Second Base After All

    The only thing that could potentially keep the Seattle Mariners from drafting Dustin Ackley pre-draft was ability/inability to play center field. Most thought his second position would be second base if for whatever reason he couldn't play the outfield...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about 5 years ago 55 reads 1 comments

  3. Seattle Mariners Fans, It's Time to Take a Breath and Think

    Kind of like this couple. Remember at the beginning of the season, when all of us were ready to suffer through another bad season so that we could contend in 2010 and beyond? It was ...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about 5 years ago 257 reads 13 comments

  4. Ladies and Gentlemen, Yuni Is Gone

    As you have probably heard by now, the Mariners traded Yuniesky Betancourt to the Kansas City Royals for minor league pitchers Derrick Saito and Daniel Cortes. As you probably have figured, I love this trade...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about 5 years ago 60 reads 2 comments

  5. Attention Teams in Need of Starting Pitching

    Meet Jorge de la Rosa. Jorge is a left handed starting pitcher for the Colorado Rockies. His fastball resides typically in the low 90's. His off-speed offerings include a plus change and slider...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about 5 years ago 110 reads 2 comments

  6. Seattle Mariners Are One Player Away From A Playoff Berth

    The player the Mariners need is SS Jack Wilson of the Pittsburgh Pirates. What? Is that not the overpriced shortstop the Pirates are trying to move? Yep. I'm talking about that Jack Wilson...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about 5 years ago 255 reads 13 comments

  7. The Fate Of The Seattle Mariners ; Upcoming Road Trip

    As of right now, the Seattle Mariners are a game over .500, 2.5 games behind Texas and LA/Anaheim. They are set to play the Padres and gain more ground. However, the direction of present and future Mariners lies in what happens the next 10 days...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about 5 years ago 177 reads 5 comments

  8. The Future Washington Nationals All-Century Battery

    Who'll be the biggest star in Washington not named Barack Obama for the next eight years? Of course Stephen Strasburg right? Not so fast, Nats fans. Remember the name Bryce Harper, for he and Strasburg are your only hopes in turning this thing around...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 5 years ago 193 reads 6 comments

  9. Sound Off For Mariners' Day One

    On day one of the draft, Seattle picked up 4 positional players. That's right, no pitchers. While many are frustrated that the M's passed on the likes of Tanner Sheppers, James Paxton, and Rex Brothers twice, I am kind of at a moot point...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 5 years ago 110 reads 0 comments

  10. Ichiro: Why a Trade Makes No Sense

    I'm going to cut right to the chase, no introductions. He will go to the Hall of Fame as a Seattle Mariner The M's might have blown their chances to make Ken Griffey Jr...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 5 years ago 746 reads 7 comments

  11. Possible Deals for Top Seattle Mariners

    No matter what happens this year, the Mariners are building and playing for 2010 and beyond. While the roster isn't particularly loaded with top tier talent, Captain Jack and Co. can rebuild this roster pretty quickly by letting go a couple of these guys.

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 5 years ago 648 reads 2 comments

  12. Seattle Mariners' 2009 Draft Takes Another Turn

    I just got the chance to check up on USS Mariner and they brought this proposition up. They report that they have agreed and/or talking to HS catcher Steven Baron at the No. 33 pick (More on him later)...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 5 years ago 803 reads 1 comments

  13. The Latest NFL Power Rankings That'll Be Laughed at Come February

    The biggest suicide mission on this website is making a list of who's good and who sucks. Yet, we all want to do it. This time, it’s my turn. Let me start by saying that the first 21 or 22 teams on the list are definite contenders...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 5 years ago 921 reads 8 comments

  14. Get to Know Some of the Potential Mariners' Draft Picks

    Let me start off by saying I have absolute, complete, and total faith in Z's expertise when it comes to the draft. But I'm going to take a crack at it—more like a dent, seeing how I'm not going too deeply into it...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 5 years ago 186 reads 2 comments

  15. I Take Over Bud Selig's Job for a Day

    Bud Selig has been ripped and praised over his long tenure as baseball's commish. Probably his most drawn out headache would be about his players and performance enhancing drugs. He hasn't really done much it seems to the common fan...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 5 years ago 65 reads 2 comments

  16. Why the Seahawks Will Be NFC West Champs in 2009

    2008 was a down year for Seattle. We lost our Sonics, and the Mariners and Seahawks failed under pressure to succeed. However things are looking up. The M's are on the right track and the Thunder are the laughing stock of the league...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 5 years ago 414 reads 0 comments

  17. Just How Good Was the Seattle Seahawks' Offseason?

    We all know that, without a doubt, this was a good if not great offseason. In fact, BR has beaten it to death, but with good reason. If this were happening in New York, Philadelphia or New England, everyone would know about it...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 5 years ago 293 reads 6 comments

  18. Analyzing The New and Improved Seattle Seahawk D, and Is There More To Come?

    Over the offseason the Seattle Seahawks have gotten bigger, stronger, faster, younger, and better on a defense that missed a step and fell on its face in 2008...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 5 years ago 100 reads 3 comments

  19. Seahawks 2009 Draft Will Cause The New Era Sink Or Swim

    This draft is by far one of the more important drafts in recent memory for the Seattle Seahawks franchise. It's been awhile since we held the No. 4 spot, and now that we have it, we have to cash it in to its fullest extent...

    Sam  Woods Written by Sam Woods about over 5 years ago 234 reads 3 comments