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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.
Forrest Snow - Was pitching well the last half of the season.
Now suspended for 50 games. Come on, Forrest. Just because it's legal in Washington...
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 - Released to make room on the 40-man for 1.5 games from Gutierrez. Hitting .295/.382/.479/.861 in AAA at the time.
Matt Mangini - Signed a minor league contract with the Reds in the off season, but appears to have been handed his walking papers.
Mike Morse - HEY! Look who's gone again!!!!!
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 newest 2013 AAP's:
"Honest Abe," Abraham Almonte, Rainiers center fielder
Carson Smith, Generals bullpen pitcher
Carlos Peguero, Rainiers right fielder
Rich Poythress, Rainiers first baseman
Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:18 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:44 PM
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