Friday, March 21, 2008

RISP

It would appear that the number one issue for this club over the last several years is still alive and well - leaving runners on third base with less than 2 outs. Geoff Baker blogs about this very subject over at The Times this morning. I was in a good mood until I read this - now I am beginning to get that old sinking feeling again.

3 comments:

Larry said...

I guess that the same thing he said about the pitching of Bedard could be applied to the hitting, that this is still spring training, and this isn't Seattle, so hopefully things will iron themselves out and with some more focus on moving RISP, those things can be resolved. Bonds would be a nice addition, but since that's not going to happen, making the wrong decision about the remaining players in camp will go a long ways towards setting the tone for the rest of the season. The lineup for the M's is mediocre at best, but for the past few years it hasn't been the number 1 issue. They continue to focus on Pitching while hoping that decent pitching will keep them in games that can be decided by a late inning rally, hopefully by the mariners.

Larry

Larry said...

If you're looking at the same spring training that I am, you gotta say that Morse and Norton are shoe-ins to make the squad, and Cairo just didn't quite measure up. Isn't that the coaching staffs mantra, "We like surprises" and "Let them get out there and prove themselves". I think that both have done that, and I'm not sure that Bloomquist and Cairo have. Time to put your money where your mouth is M's coaching staff.

8 more days!!

Regards,

Larry

Larry said...

You gotta feel bad for Jeremy Reed, going back down to Tacoma. Just no room for him on the big club. Hope they are either able to use him in the future or trade him. Guess time will tell. Hope the new job is going good.

Larry