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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.
*new* Alex Jackson - Welcome aboard, AJaxx!
2014 Hitting .400/.458/.500/.958 in Peoria. Sure, it's only 5 games, but I think he's ready for A ball.
Forrest Snow - Back from suspension. Has jumped from Peoria to Jackson to Tacoma.
2014 AAA/AA: 1-2, 2.73 ERA, 25 K, 5 BB, 1.177 WHIP - more to come!
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 .332/.417/.648/1.065 in Korea (290 plate appearances).
Matt Mangini - Out of baseball. Assistant coach for a high school.
Mike Morse - Hitting .277/.331/.502/.833 for the Giants. (sure would look good as our DH about now)
Jamal Strong - Let go after 2005. Played in the Yankees, Cubs and Braves systems. Now a regional 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.
My 2014 AAP's:
James Jones, Rainiers outfielder extraordinaire.
Ji-Man Choi, Rainiers slugging first baseman. Carson Smith, Rainiers bullpen.
Logan Kensing, Rainiers bullpen.
Jesus Montero, trimmed down and ready to go.
Sorry, Ji-Man, but really? Maybe when you get off the restricted list, Montero will have been promoted.
Carson is doing a fine job, but Logan has been dominant and deserves recognition.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:18 PM
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:44 PM
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