Wednesday, December 22, 2010

2010 - A Season Review

I've been thinking about what exactly I wanted to say concerning the 2010 Seattle Mariners.  And perhaps surprisingly, I don't have much.
  • Thankful for Ichiro! and the way that he has stayed in Seattle.  It's probably not a stretch to say that there aren't many players who would have stuck with the team as long as he has (can you say A-Rod?).
  • It was a pleasure to watch Felix and Cliff Lee pitch in 2010.
  • Everything else is bad - so rather than unleash a rant, here's Geoff Baker of the Times with a nice recap of the season and a very cogent analysis of the Griffey situation.  
Probably the last post of 2010 - let's hope that 2011 brings us all something to cheer about!

Monday, December 13, 2010

End Of The Rob Johnson Era In Seattle

Word is out that the Mariners have designated Rob Johnson for assignment.

Update:  Traded to San Diego  :-)

Thursday, December 09, 2010

M's Still Searching For Elusive "Catcher Of The Future"

So the Mariners have signed Miguel Olivo to a 2 year deal.  Here's a nice article by Larry Stone over at the Times that provides a recap of the long search for somebody to take over from Dan Wilson (yeah, it's really been that long!!).

Monday, December 06, 2010

Bedard As Fan Favorite?

Jeff Sullivan over at Lookout Landing opines that Erik Bedard should be a fan favorite in Seattle.  I'm inclined to agree - after I read Bedard's comments concerning his return to the Mariners I'm thinking that he will get another chance as far as this fan is concerned.

Friday, December 03, 2010

R.I.P. Ron Santo

Ron Santo has passed away.  Larry Stone provides some eloquent words on Seattle's greatest baseball player.