Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Off The Schneid

A couple of thoughts concerning the M's victory last night:
  • Beltre continues to show those tantalizing flashes of greatness. For a look at just how well Beltre has been doing lately, check out Dave's entry over at USS Mariner this morning. Dave also has some somber news concerning Chris Snelling.
  • Ibanez can still get the bat around when he gets a pitch in his wheelhouse.
  • I'm starting to think that it's time for Moyer to go fishing after this season ends.
  • It certainly appears that Jose Lopez has found his stroke again. Nice.


Anonymous said...

WRT your comments, I agree, Adrian is finally looking like the kind of player the M's paid big bucks for last year. For the most part, I think this team has performed up to their potential, I'm just a little concerned that possibly Yuni, Jose and Kenji have played a little over their heads. Raul has been pretty consistent for a few years now so I wouldn't necessary discount any of the positives he has produced. CF is a big question mark though, I'm wondering if bringing up Adam Jones was a good thing. Another year perfecting his new position would have been great, but the injury to Reed facilitated the move. I have no doubt that given another year of experience he'll be a good one. I don't think we'll ever see Richie hit .280, but .227 is a little too low. Jaime may be done, but he's still a better option in most situations than Joel. If Meche would have sucked as bad as everyone predicted at the beginning of the year, it quite possibly could have been a triple digit loss season. As it is, I'm looking at .500 for the season.


Iron Tech said...

By the time this road trip is over, we will know whether we should be looking forward to September or next April. :D

Deanna said...

I ditched Moyer from my fantasy team at long last, though to be fair, he probably shouldn't have been on it in the first place :)

Iron Tech said...

Heh - his home/away splits were so extreme last year that he was worth keeping on the roster, but no more! Good move.

Joe said...

Hey nice blog! I have one of my own at MarinerWorld.blogspot.com. I was hoping that maybe you could post a link to my blog in yours!...Im just trying to get my blog out there so people can read it. there is a link for my blog at lookoutlanding. Anyways you are more than welcome to stop by my blog and check it out. Please dont take this as spaming, just trying to get my blog out there. thanks!

Iron Tech said...

Thanks Joe - link posted. Welcome to the M's blogosphere!

Joe said...

Thank you!..and I look forward to reading your blog in the future!

GO M'S!!!!