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Mariners are two players away
Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:00 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:11 PM
Oh to dream, though. Picture Olivo being gone. Montero and Jaso splitting the catching duties. Montero DHing when he doesn't catch. Liddi as the DH when Jesus is behind the plate and giving Smoak and Seager time off periodically the rest of the time. Maybe more often than just periodically. Things start to look a lot better that way, huh?
Now, about LF. Imagine Carp gets his swing together and comes back to give us the Carp/Wells platoon in LF that we expected to start the season. Where is Figgins? Who cares.
Wow. Take your two worst vets and replace them with guys we already have and the team is vastly improved. Seems like this isn't such a hard task after all.
Alex Jackson - Moving up to A ball.
2015 Clinton: .129/.227/.188/.415
2014 Peoria: .280/.344/.476/.820
Forrest Snow - Working as a swingman and spot-starter for Tacoma.
2015 AAA: 1-1, 3.86 ERA, 14 K, 1 BB, 0.980 WHIP
2014 AAA/AA: 3-4, 4.01 ERA, 75 K, 25 BB, 1.260 WHIP
2013 AAA/AA: 5-5, 2.96 ERA, 84 K, 28 BB, 1.085 WHIP
2012 AAA/AA: 5-9, 6.35 ERA, 99K, 67 BB, 1.674 WHIP
Gone But Not Forgotten (former adopt-a-players):
Eric Thames - Hitting .343/.431/.700/1.131 over two seasons in Korea.
Matt Mangini - Out of baseball. Assistant coach for a high school.
Mike Morse - Won a WS ring hitting .279/.336/.475/.811 for the Giants.
Jamal Strong - Let go after 2005. Played in the Yankees, Cubs and Braves systems.Last seen as a scout for the Cards.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:35 PM
Olivo and Figgins are certain to lose AB's, but Ichiro is doing well enough to keep his job. Right now the top bats are Liddi, Ichiro, Saunders, Montero, Seager and Ackley. That should be enough for any team. Because it's still early, that list will certainly change, but we shouldn't have any problems getting six good hitters before the season ends. The shortstop is the only position not capable of giving the team a good AB.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:18 PM
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:44 PM
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