The Good Guys’ are a little busy lately, and you may have noticed by the lack of posting. Last week was the busiest week of my life. Matthew is in school, observing school, about to teach school, and working all at once. Joe is keeping up his busy life. And Dan trumps us all by being a new father. That should explain the lack of fresh material. So, here’s the short end of what we missed this last week (going by teams):
Seattle Mariners: We didn’t miss much… They signed Jamey Wright, which is fine and fits in with all the other minor pieces that add depth to the roster. They had FanFest, which is pretty cool. Chone Figgins was about to be traded, and then he wasn’t. Maybe the most exciting bit of news that’s coming out lately is all of the prospect lists that include Mariner prospects. Most of the “Top 100 Prospects” lists include 3 Mariners, and those are Dustin Ackley (second baseman), Michael Pineda (starting pitcher), and Nick Franklin (shortstop). There are still some pretty significant lists to come out, but all of them are sure to include these 3 players. Ackley has generally been in the top 5-20 prospects. Pineda is usually somewhere in the top 10-30 prospects and Franklin generally comes in around 35-50. This is something to be excited about if you’re a Mariners fan. The depth in the organization is in a better place than it has been in years and is further proof that I think Jack Z is one of the best GM’s in the game despite the lack of results the big-league club has shown.
Spring Training starts in a couple of weeks and that will give us more meaningless news to talk about. Yes, you read that right.
Husky Basketball: A week after a very strong showing against the Arizona Wildcats, the Huskies played their worst game of the season in losing to Wazzu on Sunday night. It was not fun to watch, which is something we don’t say about this team very often. They played extremely sloppy and couldn’t make a shot to save their lives in the 2nd half. Lots of people are pretty worried about the way the team looked, I’m not. That was the most hostile environment the Huskies will play in all year (don’t get me started on their fans), and the Cougars played the best I’ve seen them play. Frankly, I think the dawgs just had an off-night. I also think it’s pretty telling that the Huskies played their worst game of the year, the Cougars played one of their best and it was still only a 7-point loss. We’ll get them back at Hec. Ed.
Husky Football: Here’s what we really missed. Every year in college football, recruiting gets more hectic, and that has never been more telling than the last 2 weeks. I won’t go into detail about recruits who will be signing tomorrow (because I plan to be having a live thread throughout the morning and afternoon that will be about the recruits) but there seems to be a new rumor every hour. Today’s special rumor includes De’Anthony Thomas (who some services have as the number 1 recruit in the nation) coming to UW along with about half his team. I’d be willing to bet a lot of money that this won’t happen, but it’s nice that the Huskies are in the center of all these rumors and shows that the program is becoming relevant again. I have a feeling that tomorrow could yield some special surprises. And if not, this class is still great!
By the way, tomorrow should be a national holiday. I plan to make it a holiday for myself. I will be running a live thread throughout the day (aside from going to one class for a test and having to stop by work for 15 minutes). If you have any questions on recruits or anything Seattle sports related, stop by and put something in the comments. If all goes as planned, I should be starting around 7 or 7:30 in the morning, so stop by!
Thanks for reading!