Brent Stecker

Brent Stecker
Brent Stecker is the assistant editor of and additionally provides coverage of Husky football and the Mariners for the site. He joined the MyNorthwest team in 2013 after six years of covering sports for The Wenatchee World. Hailing from Ephrata, Wash., he is also an avid musician. Follow Brent: @Stecker710

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Cody Martin, who had a 3.86 ERA last year with Seattle, cleared waivers and was sent to Triple-A. (AP)
Mariners outright reliever Cody Martin to Triple-A Tacoma
Brent Stecker | January 13, 2017 1:51 pm

Cody Martin is still in the mix for the Mariners. The 27-year-old reliever from Gonzaga cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and has been sent outright to Triple-A Tacoma.

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Drew Smyly delivers to the San Diego Padres during the fifth inning of an interleague baseball game, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Watch: New Mariners acquisition Drew Smyly strikes out 12 M’s for Tampa Bay in 2016 game
Brent Stecker | January 11, 2017 2:47 pm

Drew Smyly may be the newest member of Seattle’s pitching staff, but he and the Mariners’ hitters are already acquainted. That’s because he struck out 12 M’s last June pitching for the Rays.

New Mariners pitcher Drew Smyly was a 2010 second-round draft pick by Detroit. (AP)
Mariners get lefty starter Drew Smyly from Rays for 3 players
Brent Stecker | January 11, 2017 12:59 pm

Seattle has acquired a strong rotation piece in southpaw starter Drew Smyly from the Tampa Bay Rays for OF Mallex Smith, IF Carlos Vargas and LHP Ryan Yarbrough.

Mallex Smith becomes the latest member of the Mariners' group of speedy outfield options. (AP)
Mariners acquire OF Mallex Smith, RHP Shae Simmons from Braves for LHPs Luiz Gohara, Thomas Burrows
Brent Stecker | January 11, 2017 11:52 am

In the Mariners’ 10th trade of the offseason, they acquired outfielder Mallex Smith and right-handed pitcher Shae Simmons for minor league left-handed pitchers Luiz Gohara and Thomas Burrows.

Despite winning the Pac-12 title, UW is not the top-ranked team from the conference in the final AP poll. (AP)
UW Huskies finish No. 4 in final AP poll, behind 3rd-ranked USC
Brent Stecker | January 10, 2017 11:36 am

The Washington Huskies were leapfrogged by Pac-12 rival USC in the final Associated Press Top 25 of the college football season, the Huskies ranked No. 4 and USC ranked No. 3.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson (10) celebrates with wide receiver Doug Baldwin after Richardson caught a pass for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions in the first half of an NFL football NFC wild card playoff game, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Watch: Seahawks’ Paul Richardson makes unreal 1-handed TD catch
Brent Stecker | January 7, 2017 6:56 pm

Watch Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson’s incredible one-handed touchdown catch from the first half of their playoff game against the Detroit Lions on Saturday.

Four of Chris Petersen's players at Washington have declared early for the 2017 NFL Draft. (AP)
UW’s Chris Petersen on helping players decide to stay or go to the NFL Draft: ‘My duty is to the kids’
Brent Stecker | January 7, 2017 6:00 am

How does the coach of one of the best college football programs in America deal with players deciding whether to enter the NFL Draft early? Washington’s Chris Petersen told “Brock and Salk.”

Kris Richard has been the Seahawks defensive coordinator for the last two seasons. (AP)
Report: Seahawks DC Kris Richard to interview to be Bills head coach
Brent Stecker | January 6, 2017 3:50 pm

Seattle defensive coordinator Kris Richard will reportedly interview to be the Buffalo Bills’ next head coach after the Seahawks’ playoff game Saturday against the Detriot Lions.

Bobby Wagner has been named a first-team All-Pro for the second time after leading the NFL in tackles. (AP)
Seahawks’ Bobby Wagner named first-team All-Pro, Tyler Lockett nominated to second team
Brent Stecker | January 6, 2017 1:04 pm

A monster season for Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner in which he led the NFL in tackles has earned him his second Associated Press first-team All-Pro nomination.

Veteran right-hander Yovani Gallardo will join the Mariners' starting rotation. (AP)
Mariners acquire RHP Yovani Gallardo, cash from Orioles for Seth Smith
Brent Stecker | January 6, 2017 10:22 am

The Mariners have traded veteran outfielder Seth Smith to the Baltimore Orioles for right-handed starter Yovani Gallardo and cash, the team announced Friday morning.