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Sports Enterprise and Investigative Reporter — Seattle Times
As seen in:  Seattle Times, Fresno Bee

I have changed my Twitter handle to reflect new role as Sports enterprise and investigative reporter for Seattle Times. Same attitude applies.

Looks like Seattle won’t get an NHL team for less than $400 million

seattletimes.com — Don't look now, but the cost of an NHL expansion franchise likely just soared. It's been rumored for years the NHL might defy conventional wisdom by demanding sky-high expansion fees upwards of $400 million per franchise, even in this country where teams generally lag those in Canada.

Having a say at executive level should be unique perk for Sounders 2 fans

seattletimes.com — Originally published October 19, 2014 at 6:52 PM | Page modified October 19, 2014 at 10:29 PM Inside sports business When Sounders fan Kyle Boyd graduated from college, he hopped on a bus and traveled from Mexico all the way to Argentina.

Having a say at executive level should be unique perk for Sounders 2 fans

seattletimes.com — Originally published Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 6:52 PM Inside sports business When Sounders fan Kyle Boyd graduated from college, he hopped on a bus and traveled from Mexico all the way to Argentina. He spent a year in Godoy Cruz in Mendoza, where he sampled the region's world-renowned wine and fervor for the city's 93-year-old First Division soccer team.

Spending helps teams get into the playoffs, but it seems to matter little in the postseason

seattletimes.com — Originally published October 12, 2014 at 7:19 PM | Page modified October 12, 2014 at 8:55 PM Inside sports business A warning shot by Kobe Bryant across the NBA's bow last week hinted that salary caps aren't always a perfect solution for sports leagues.

MLB salaries: Why big bucks help, but are no guarantee

seattletimes.com — Originally published Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 7:19 PM Inside sports business A warning shot by Kobe Bryant across the NBA's bow last week hinted that salary caps aren't always a perfect solution for sports leagues. Bryant was quick to call out team owners for hypocrisy after the NBA's new nine-year, $24.4 billion national TV deal.

Mike McGinn: “Most people don’t realize how close we were to actually getting an NHL team.’’

seattletimes.com — GLENDALE, Ariz. - Against a backdrop of 100-degree temperatures, workers last month began implementing the latest changes for a hockey team once just a lone councilman's vote from winding up in Seattle. They spent a sweat-filled Saturday tearing down the outdoor facade at the Jobing.com Arena to replace it with the name of the venue's new Native American tribal rights-holder.

James Paxton already showing stuff that might separate him from the Mariners' prospect pack

blogs.seattletimes.com — Wherever you go these days, it's impossible to hear folks talk about James Paxton without the names Danny Hultzen and Taijuan Walker popping up as well. The three are considered an inseparable trio, given their high pitching ceilings. But they are also at different stages of their development and I'm often asked which of...

Mariners need to spend even more in 2015

seattletimes.com — Originally published October 3, 2014 at 7:55 PM | Page modified October 3, 2014 at 8:50 PM Inside sports business It's that time of year again, when the Mariners watch the playoffs on TV while speculation begins over how much they'll spend next season.

Better baseball means better TV ratings for Mariners

seattletimes.com — Originally published September 22, 2014 at 7:48 PM | Page modified September 22, 2014 at 10:25 PM Inside sports business These critical games played by the Mariners down the stretch are having the positive impact you'd expect on the team's local television numbers.

Better baseball means better TV ratings for Mariners

seattletimes.com — Originally published Monday, September 22, 2014 at 7:48 PM Inside sports business These critical games played by the Mariners down the stretch are having the positive impact you'd expect on the team's local television numbers. Sources indicate the team's Neilsen ratings in the 1.8-million-household Seattle designated market area (DMA) are up about 20 percent in 2014.
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Oct 29, 2014

@RGriffinStar: Felipe Alou sez '94 #Expos would have been unbeatable. Steve Rogers sez 79-82 Expos would beat '94 in 7-g series” I vote '94

Oct 29, 2014

Best of luck to Justin Smoak. Quality guy who just didn't put it together. Hoping he finds better success at Rogers Centre. #Mariners #Jays

Oct 28, 2014

RT @ByMikeBaker: Here's a genuine Seattle Times story about the FBI creating a bogus Seattle Times story: seattletimes.com/html/localnews…

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