Jason A. Churchill
Jason joined 1090 The Fan after 4 1/2 years at ESPN Insider, covering Major League Baseball, the MLB Draft, as well as college football and basketball. Churchill founded Prospect Insider in 2006 where he remains the executive editor and publisher.
Obviously, I see the Seattle Seahawks edging out the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink and finally securing the division title, the No. 1 overall seed and thus a first-round bye and home field advantage throughout their trek through the NFC Playoffs.
The Huskies enter the game with a shot at nine victories for the first time in 13 years — the 2001 Rose Bowl Champions (2000 season), led by Marques Tuiasosopo, who will coach the Dawgs in their fourth straight bowl appearance.
With many looking forward to Seahawks-49ers Part III, San Francisco may have to beat Green Bay on the road, then the Carolina Panthers on the road, before getting another shot at Seattle.
The battle for the No. 2 seed occurs on the field in Carolina where the Saints look to sweep the Panthers. If they do so, New Orleans will lock up the No. 2 seed and first-round bye.
After splurging for the No. 1 free agent in Major League Baseball at the price of $240 million, there are indications that the Seattle Mariners are just about out of money.
Acquiring Tanaka could cost $80-100 million in total, and the club still has other needs on top of starting pitching, but signing Japan’s best available arm would be another huge step away from the bowels of mediocrity and toward the light of winning baseball, even in the competitive American League West.
While the college football scene takes a break between the regular season and the bowl schedule, I’ll be focusing on the NFL this week. There aren’t a lot of big-time matchups, but from here on [...]
The Seattle Mariners acquired two first basemen Wednesday. Why?
The best part about the idea of adding Colon for a team like Seattle? His contract, even if he were to get Hudson money, doesn’t impact the attempts to add two more hitters, nor does it prevent the club from making a play for Garza, Jimenez or Santana, too.
One of the few names being suggested that the Seattle Mariners have yet to be linked to by any of a variety of sources is Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista.