Friday, August 18, 2006

Road Trip Report - Game 8

There actually were a couple of semi-positive things in last night's loss. It took a hitter like Vlad to finally get to Mark Lowe. And it was good seeing Chris Snelling take a hack in a Major League uniform again.

Edit: Here's a nice article by John McGrath over at the TNT that might help pick up your spirits a bit this morning.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I heard there was a team meeting after the game in Los Angeles. Must have been able to hear a pin drop in there. I'm sure no one stepped up and said anything as the kinder, gentler Mariners most likely put their hands together and gave a 2,4,6,8 who do we appreciate cheer for the AL West. Oh well, the saving grace had to have been Snelling's reappearance in a M's uniform. Just a thought, and one that could get me hung in a crowd of Mariner fans, but maybe a possible trade of ICHIRO for a #1 starter would wake up this team. I like ICHIRO as much as the next guy, but something has to give here. Do you think Betancourt or Lopez have the tools to be a leadoff man?

Larry

Iron Tech said...

Actually I think the guy to get moved is Sexson - should bring a TOR pitcher in return and Perez/Broussard can platoon at 1st. That frees Ibanez to DH and Snelling can take over in LF. Can't see dealing Ichiro! - he's unique and you just aren't going to find another player that can match him.

Anonymous said...

I agree with your comments, but I'm not sure sexson would bring a TOR pitcher, and he's likely to be moved anyway to free up money for a TOR pitcher. By the way, I'm not sure how to shorten the URL for that ESPN article, so if you want to read it,

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/060816

He talks about how Grover has abused Lowe and Soriano. Also, a leader in the clubhouse is essential to this team moving past the rest of the division.

Larry