Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Steve Kelley Speaks

Over at The Times this morning, Steve Kelley delivers a scathing indictment of the Mariners 2006 season. He implores you to ignore the spin and recognize this club for what it is - a loser. Although I normally don't pay much attention to Mr. Kelley, this particular article is on the mark. Give it a read and see what you think.


Anonymous said...

I have to disagree with Steve, it's not really spin when it's correct. I think the M's are incredibly talented up the middle, and if Ichiro stays in Center, it only bodes well for next year. I'm not sure what bavasi was supposed to do with the hand that he was dealt when he took over, possibly go and purchase a bunch of over priced veterans who never pan out in Seattle uniforms (names too numerous to mention). Or wait for a few years and see what develops with the Youngsters. I admit that I get a bit anxious waiting for some of the kids to mature, but it has definitely paid dividends this year. The next thing is to learn how to win consistently. Mr. Kelley makes it seem as though this particular team has no future in the major leagues, and I don't think that's correct. I think that consistent hitting from this team, and pitching into the 7th, and maybe even a couple of complete games would have went a long ways towards making this team a contender. Even King Felix didn't produce the way everyone expected. Yet they managed to increase their win total for a third consecutive season. Except for Ichiro, there's not a single Mariner who was on this squad for the 116 win season.

I'm not satisfied with the current status of this team, but I am satisfied with the direction they are travelling. It's the bus driver I'm concerned about.


Iron Tech said...

Let's hope that this Winter brings about some profound changes in the organization - I'm getting tired of following a losing club.