Eric Mandel

Eric Mandel
Eric Mandel joined and 710 ESPN Seattle in August after almost a decade of reporting at daily and non-daily newspapers in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Washington.

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James Paxton said his pesky middle fingernail is "holding on really well" so far in 2017. (AP)
Mariners’ James Paxton hoping fingernail hangups are in the past
Eric Mandel | March 30, 2017 6:00 am

Mariners pitcher James Paxton says his pesky left middle fingernail is holding up well so far in 2017 and discussed his altered mental approach to the game.

Jean Segura, Ben Gamel
Video: Jean Segura, Ben Gamel flash defensive gems for Mariners
Eric Mandel | March 28, 2017 7:24 am

Outfielder Ben Gamel laid out to steal an extra-base hit and shortstop Jean Segura flashed his barehanded skills during the Mariners’ 12-2 loss Monday against the Padres.

Trevone Boykin threw pick-six and also took two costly sacks late in Seattle's preseason loss to Minnesota. (AP)
Gee Scott: Trevone Boykin had no room for error with Seahawks
Eric Mandel | March 27, 2017 12:29 pm

710 ESPN Seattle’s Gee Scott says Trevone Boykin had no room for error, and that his arrest means the Seahawks’ backup quarterback has wasted his second chance.

Trevone Boykin was arrested on two misdemeanor charges after a car crash in Dallas Monday morning. (AP)
Seahawks QB Trevone Boykin arrested after car crash in Dallas
Eric Mandel | March 27, 2017 6:25 am

Seahawks backup quarterback Trevone Boykin was arrested on two misdemeanor charges after a car crash early Monday morning in Dallas.

Drew Smyly, Mariners
Drew Smyly sees similarities between Mariners and 2012 Tigers
Eric Mandel | March 27, 2017 6:05 am

Good news for Mariners fans: lefty Drew Smyly feels a similar vibe and talent level in the Seattle clubhouse as 2012’s star-studded group in Detroit.

Mike Hopkins
‘Brock and Salk’ impressed by new UW basketball coach Mike Hopkins’ handling of Michael Porter Jr drama
Eric Mandel | March 24, 2017 6:00 am

Brock Huard and Mike Salk applaud new Washington men’s basketball coach Mike Hopkins for not falling into the weeds of the Michael Porter Jr. drama.

Luke Willson said he took a hometown discount to stay in Seattle. (AP)
‘New Contract Luke’: Willson talks his return to Seahawks after look at volatile world of free agency
Eric Mandel | March 22, 2017 1:32 pm

Seahawks tight end Luke Willson discusses his decision to return to Seattle on a one-year deal, his evolving hairdo his thoughts on the flat Earth conspiracy theories.

Bradley McDougald started all 16 games last year and had the late interception in the Bucs' win over Seattle. (AP)
Report: Seahawks to sign S Bradley McDougald to 1-year deal
Eric Mandel | March 22, 2017 7:55 am

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted Wednesday morning that the Seahawks are signing free agent safety Bradley McDougald to a 1-year deal.

Richard Sherman, Seahawks, NFL, Julio Jones
Should the Seahawks trade Richard Sherman for the right offer? 53 percent say yes in poll
Eric Mandel | March 21, 2017 12:38 pm

A Twitter poll conducted by Brock Huard found that a majority of the more than 5,400 respondents would want the Seahawks to trade Richard Sherman for a pair of draft picks.

Marshawn Lynch is thinking "Raiders or bust," according to Seahawks insider Gee Scott. (AP)
Gee Scott: What is Marshawn Lynch’s endgame?
Eric Mandel | March 21, 2017 11:02 am

Gee Scott wonders how Marshawn Lynch’s interest in returning to the NFL with the Oakland Raiders would be received by the fans who supported him in Seattle.