Thursday, November 18, 2010

Felix Wins AL CY Award!

Felix Hernandez has won the 2010 AL CY Award!  The bright spot from an otherwise dismal season.  Way to go King!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

So Long Dave!

Dave Niehaus passed away yesterday.  Listening to or watching an M's game will never be the same.  I have only been following the Mariners for a short time compared to Dave's association with the team.  He was always there - and now he's not - and that's sad.

Shannon Drayer posted this eloquent tribute.  

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Hot Stove League Update 11/9

Here's a long article from Geoff Baker over at the Times that talks about the balancing act that the Mariners will have to try and pull off in 2011.

I'm really seriously wondering if it may be time for the club to start thinking about making Safeco Field play a little more fairly for RH hitters.  The ballpark has ruthlessly suppressed RH hitters.  Makes one wonder if A-Rod going to Texas wasn't only about the money.  I'm sure Adrian Beltre would tell you that he is happy that he played a bunch of games in Fenway Park last season.  If nothing changes with regard to the dimensions, then the club is going to have to get very aggressive about finding LH batters to play here in Seattle.  What do you think?

Update: Jeff Sullivan contributes this bit of Ichiro! worship - simply awesome!

Further update:  Congrats to Ichiro! and Guti for winning Gold Gloves.  Boo to Derek Jeter! 

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Hot Stove League Update 11/4

Larry LaRue details the departure of Casey Kotchman, and also discusses the future of Jose Lopez.  Good stuff - definitely worth a read.

Adrian Beltre has understandably declined his option with the Red Sox and will test the Free Agent market.  Beltre had a great year in 2010 - I wonder if it may be time for the Mariners to think about changes to Safeco Field that would mitigate the RH suppression that it has become known for.  Either that or stop signing RH power hitters.

Update: The awesome Jeff Sullivan weighs in on the departure of C.K.  Nicely done Jeff.  :)

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Hot Stove League Update 11/3

Fairly quiet in Mariner land so far.  Larry LaRue from the TNT has a few tidbits today.  Will the M's exercise their option on Jose Lopez?  Dave Cameron says no - but don't be too anxious for Lopie to be gone.  :)

Update:  The Mariners announced several roster moves today.  Declined the options of Branyan, Lopez and Bedard.  See the release for all the details.  Yay!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Giants Baby!

A quick note to say congratulations to the Giants and the City of San Francisco!  :)