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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 - Don't hold your breath. He appears to be going backwards.
2015 Clinton/Everett: .207/.318/.365/.683
2014 Peoria: .280/.344/.476/.820
Forrest Snow - Pitched decently in Tacoma, but couldn't even get a Sept call-up. No cups of coffee in the doghouse.
2015 AAA: 10-9, 4.17 ERA, 96 K, 41 BB, 1.31 WHIP, 121 IP
Career: 28-40, 4.36 ERA, 533 K, 219 BB, 1.30 WHIP, 586 IP
Gone But Not Forgotten (former adopt-a-players):
Eric Thames - A star player in Korea, hitting .381/.497/.790/1.288 in 2015 for the NC Dinos.
Matt Mangini - Out of baseball. Assistant coach for a high school team.
Mike Morse - Bad year in his good year / bad year cycle: .231/.313/.336/.649 for the Marlins and Pirates
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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