Thursday, January 17, 2013

Welcome Back Mike Morse

So Mike Morse is once again a Mariner.  Lots of reaction to the trade - Larry Stone takes a measured approach - Dave Cameron, well not so much.  As for me, I'm okay with this move.  Morse can hit, although it is pretty scary watching him patrol the OF.  I liked Jaso a lot, but I am actually happy with the addition of another MOTO bat.  Just hoping that Jaso won't be a Mariner killer - but feeling that he probably will.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Will The Deal Still Get Done?

Larry Stone provides a wealth of information concerning the M's attempt to trade for Justin Upton.  Dave Cameron chimes in with his read of the situation.  I think there is a chance that this deal still gets done - the M's just need to make Upton one of those "can't refuse" offers.  At least the team is trying to do something to improve.

Was sad to see Edgar treading water in the HOF balloting.  Also very sad to see Biggio and Bagwell get denied.  Not so sure about Bonds and the Rocket, but I'm leaning toward saying yes to both.  They were both dominant players - to pretend that they never played is pretty lame.  Probably time for the HOF to take a look at the process - the BBWA clearly failed this year.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013


Happy 2013!  Before the HOF results are announced today, I wanted to link to this piece by Arne Christensen that expounds on the all around awesomeness that was Edgar Martinez. 

Also wanted to say that although I haven't posted lately, I've been watching the developments (or lack thereof) closely over the winter.  I still believe that there must be a plan in place - the moves made by the club so far don't really add up.  Definitely trying to remain positive and keep an open mind, but time is running short.  If the club is planning to do something else before Spring Training starts they had better get on the ball!!