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Aug 27, 2009, 9:35 AM | Updated: Apr 4, 2011, 7:51 pm

by Mike Salk

Sorry, just quick links today, courtsey of intern Eli…

Seahawks

For years the Hawks have tried to improve the running game with aging free agents, Edgerrin James fits that mold. Is it too much to ask to spend a 2nd or 3rd round pick on a tailback?
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/seahawks/2009748088_hawk27.html

Edge says that he is happy being Julius Jones’ compliment; winning is all that matters.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/topsports/story/858106.html

Mike Sando gives his highlights from Seahawk practice after listening to Jim Mora and James talk.
http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcwest/post/_/id/3779/mora-complementary-role-for-rb-james

John Morgan doesn’t like the prospect of the Hawks playing a bend but don’t break defense.
http://www.fieldgulls.com/2009/8/26/1003568/zone-cover-and-no-pass-rush-make

With a second look at the goal line interception it’s apparent that the Seahawks played better but in the end got lucky.
http://www.fieldgulls.com/2009/8/26/1003703/kyle-orton-shot-putter

Jerry Brewer asked Edgerrin James his motivation for playing football and received a sad, but encouraging answer.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/jerrybrewer/2009752789_brewer27.html

With injury problems at tackle, Mark Tauscher is the best option on the market.
http://www.seahawkaddicts.com/2009-articles/august/where-in-the-world-is-mark-tauscher.html

Danny O’Neil has video of Edge after his first day of practice.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/seahawksblog/2009752652_video_meet_the.html

Jim Mora insists that Walter Jones isn’t on the verge of being out for the season, despite nfl.com reports.
http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlesports/archives/177517.asp

It’s a fantasy football article but Matt Hasselbeck is getting noticed again around the league, you have to like that.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/fantasy/08/24/monday.nfl.clicks/index.html

Mariners

In a 5-3 win, David Aardsma recorded his 30th save and the Mariners completed a 3 game sweep of the Oakland A’s.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/mariners/2009753176_mari27.html
http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/moretopsports/story/858109.html

Michael Saunders has shown his ability to bunt for a hit, but Dave Cameron would like to see more swinging and less bunting.
http://ussmariner.com/2009/08/26/saunders-and-bunting/

Great article on Fangraphs comparing Aardsma pitching this year to last year.
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/the-high-heat-from-aardsma/

Rob Neyer thinks Felix Hernandez is out of the Cy Young voting because he doesn’t have enough wins.
http://myespn.go.com/blogs/sweetspot/0-4-217/If-not-Greinke-for-Cy–then-who-.html

The plan for Carlos Silva is to get him to Tacoma rehabbing soon and then he’ll be moved to the bullpen sometime in September.
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20090826/BLOG05/908269981/1004/SPORTS

Ichiro would like to play as soon as possible but the team is being cautious and wants to be sure he’s ready.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/mariners/2009753190_marinotes27.html

Larry Stone looks at 11 “Wak-off” wins for the Mariners.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/thehotstoneleague/2009752664_the_mariners_wild_and_whacky_w.html

Christian Caple writes that the M’s have 28 one-run decisions this year, six more then any other team.
http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090826&content_id=6636266&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=sea

Huskies/Sounders

UW got a taste of what it’ll be like to play LSU yesterday, as they begin preparing for the Tigers.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/moretopsports/story/858107.html

Coach Sarkisian was brought in because of his reputation as an offensive genius; he’ll be put to the test at Washington.
http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20090827/SPORTS/708279595/1093/SPORTS06

Tripper Johnson, last year’s starting safety, is going to mostly work on special teams this year after being thrown out on the field last season.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/huskies/2009753083_uwfb27.html

Fredy Montero had to sit out last game against Houston because of too many yellow cards, he’s ready to get back on the field on Saturday.
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/sounders/2009752547_sounders27.html

Sounders coach Sigi Schmid is looking forward to finally having a team that is fully healthy.
http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/story/858113.html

Notes:

-Doug Fister (1-0, 2.21) has impressed in his first 3 starts against the White Sox, Yankees, and Indians. Now he gets to face Kansas City.

-Kyle Davies has a 4-9 record with a 6.12 ERA this season, he’ll pitch for the Royals.

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