BY Seth Kolloen 08:13AM 12/22/2010

December 22, 2010: M’s Make Moves

Contrary to what you thought all season, Rob Johnson is not useless — and the Mariners just went out and proved it.

Contrary to What You Yelled at the TV All Season, Rob Johnson Is Not Worthless: What’s a .200 hitting catcher with a propensity for passed balls worth? Much to my surprise, something. The M’s will get a player or cash from San Diego for Johnson.

M’s Will Unload Aardsma for a Bat: Correctly concluding that you can’t close a game you’re losing 3-0, Jack Z will trade stopper David Aardsma for offense. He’s asking for an “impact” bat in return, reports But we already have Milton Bradley!

What they’re saying…

“Like my dad said, I just need to park in a different lot.” — Rob Johnson

“ha ha..Rob Johnson says he wants to put his struggles behind him….behind him like all those pitches he missed.” — @wbboyd

“My mission this summer was to just get better every day, little by little. Work on my shooting. Tons of shots every day. Work on my conditioning. Just everything. I think it’s paying off.” — Abdul Gaddy

In other news…

The Seahawks worked out former Ole Miss QB Jevan Snead yesterday.

Husky shooting guard Isaiah Thomas is one of 66 nominees for the Bob Cousy Award for the nation’s best point guard.

Dawg Pack members, here is your dirt on Nevada.

Blazers star Brandon Roy will rest his “knee” for another week.

FSN Northwest will become “Root Sports” this spring. The P-I’s Jim Moore has some fun with the announcement.

Seattle Prep is hosting a three-day boys’ hoops tournament starting next Monday, featuring teams from Nevada and California. Here’s the bracket.

UW guard/harasser Venoy Overton hyper-extended his knee in practice Monday, and may not play against Nevada tonight.

Nevada looks like a pretty good matchup for the Huskies–they tend to turn the ball over a lot, a trait that will only be exacerbated by the Huskies’ defense. They do have a little bit of height, so this might be a better test for the MBA/N’Diaye front line than San Francisco was.

Today in SPNW…

Looking back at February 2010 in Seattle sports.

Today’s action…

NCAA hoops: Wazzu vs. Mississippi St., Diamondhead Classic, Noon. (ESPNU)
NCAA hoops: Seattle U @ Virginia, 4 p.m. (Tape-delayed radio broadcast begins at 6 p.m. on 710 ESPN)
MAACO Bowl: Utah vs. Boise St., 5 p.m. (ESPN)
NCAA hoops: Washington vs. Nevada, 6 p.m., Hec Ed. (FSN)
NCAA hoops: Xavier @ Gonzaga, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)


  • Greg

    Why bother working out Snead when they won’t even play Whitehurst – despite having traded a 2nd round pick for him – and Hasselbeck playing the worst of his career ?!

    • Seth Kolloen

      Must be for next year–I wonder if they’ll draft someone or end up having a tryout camp with Whitehurst and whoever else they sign…