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Ding, Dong, the witch is dead

  Posted: June 17, 2008 9:54 AM

Well, after 5 years of crappy baseball, Bill Bavasi is finally gone. From the mistakes of trading away talent like Sherrell and Jones, to missing the ball on former Mariners such as Olivio, Jose Guillen, Jamie Moyer, and many, many more, the guy is finally gone. So, what's next? The Mariners need to pay BIG bucks to get a smarter GM in here.

The real problem with this organization still lies with the front office though. It's time for Chuckie Armstrong, Ellis, and that dumb ass Howard Lincoln to step aside as well. The only winners this organization ever had HATED these guys: Pinella and Guilleck. McLaren? I think he's too soft to manage a major league ball club.

How about Willy Randoff from NYM?

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  June 17, 2008 9:54 AM

Mariners salvage final game

  Posted: May 12, 2008 4:26 PM

Seattle Mariners Blog:

Well, at least they were able to pull off the final game of an atroshish home stand. Maybe Ibanez's HR will be the shot heard round the Puget Sound and will spark a fire under this teams assess. Who knows, but as of now, this team is just going through the motions, listless, backbone less, etc. etc. etc. Washburn seems to be having some issues with Kenji's lack of english, which is interesting now that Clement and Burke are up.

Bedard goes tonight and let's hope he can start us off on the road trip with a WIN. Sexson's riding the pine, which will be interesting to see how we do with him out of the lineup. Personally, I think the guy is a $15M a year cancer, so maybe the team will thrive with him being out.

The road less traveled is the road this team needs to head winning 6 or 8 games in a row or something along those lines.

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  May 12, 2008 4:26 PM

Sinking, Stinking, Mariners

  Posted: May 8, 2008 3:10 PM

It's about attitude. Most pro sports teams have enough talent to go all the way, but it boils down to someone being able to take that talent and motivate them beyond just their paychecks. The Mariners are what I call "a paycheck ballclub." They are well paid (too well paid if you look at Richie Rich Sexson and WashandBurn), but lack the desire or baseball club tradition to get to the World Series. So, what does that indicate? That Chuckie Armstrong and Howard Lincoln are fine going through the motions and have little motivation to get to the World Series. The Mariners have very little history to them and unless someone turns around an alltime losing ballclub with fresh, smart, enthusiastic attitude, this team will continue to be subpar over, and over, and over again.

There are immediate subtle changes that can change attitude as well. For one, move the fricking fences in at Safeco. NO hitter wants to come to Safeco and see his batting average drop and his HR totals plumment. This kills your marketability in MLB and you're less likely to get a phat contract in free agency. This is a bit of a psychological stretch, but Seattle is a GREY enough city as is....can we BAN the grey uniforms? The team looks stronger in dark blue or stark white....just like how the Hawks love wearing the home blue uniforms (if you recall, we won in 1983 in the playoffs in Miami and a lot of people attributed it to us being able to wear our home blues.

I've been calling for Bavasi's head for a long time, but I think he's actually good for the team and has been making better decisions this last year. Chuckie, Howard, and even McLaren could use a new unenjoyment checks if you ask me.

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  May 8, 2008 3:10 PM

Mariners are still in trouble

  Posted: May 7, 2008 3:51 PM

This team, oh, this fricking team. There might be some truth to the matter that they are a cursed team. Before we go out and get a bunch of voodo dolls, however, why don't we look at the root of the problem? McLaren, Howard Lincoln, and Chuckie Armstrong have GOT TO GO. Nintendo must obvioiusly not care about losing millions of dollars and be the laughing stock of baseball with this team, considering it continues to renew these guys contracts. Bavasi?

Ok, I admit, I've been a bit harsh on this guy, but he has actually made some good decisions that seem to be paying off.

Check out the numbers on some of his moves for 2008, not bad.

Bedard 1.82 ERA
Silva 4.20 ERA

Jones .233 AVG
Sherrill 4.97 ERA
Guillen .165
Broussard .159 (rumors are swirling that he's about to be DFA'd)

However, it some of the other moves this guy has done that you have to scratch your head at: Jurrasic Carl Everett, Washburn (who I actually loved the aquisition at the time, but his curveball has lost mojo since coming to Seattle), letting go of Olivio (who is tearing it up), signing Johji to a 3 year extension when he's hitting .183, Brad Wilkerson this year, Scott Spizio, and on, and on, and on.

Bottom line, Pat Gillick knew this environment and the HUGE outfield fences at Safeco. So, he went after hitters vs. HR kings. A guy who hits .350 anywhere else is going to hit .310 in Seattle, no arguing that. The air is thicker and the fences are WAY TOO DEEP in Safeco. Move the fences in, for Heavan's sake! Griffey complained about that when the park was first build, why not do what Detroit did? Hitters talk, and no one, I mean no one, wants to come to Seattle to play because of the ballpark configuration.

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  May 7, 2008 3:51 PM

Richie Sexson please move to Quebec

  Posted: April 2, 2008 4:23 PM

Seattle Mariners Blog:

Please, someone out there, kidnap Richie Sexson and take him far, far away from playing baseball in the major leagues for the Seattle Mariners. You really think this team is going to be able to make the post season with this guy batting 4th? Another stellar performance last night with 3 strikeouts (one with the bases loaded) and an error. Hey Richie Rich, great job in being a freak at 6-8 and getting into the majors and making zillions of dollars. Guess what? Your time is up! Get out while you can, get out while you can still show your face in the state you grew up in. You CANNOT HIT!!! You will NEVER hit over .250!!!!!!! I'd rather see Morse in there at 1st base, a guy that can at least hit .275!!!! I'd take a sacrafice fly with the bases loaded vs. a strikeout any day of the week. We in Seattle can assess good talent, and you are not good talent. Why do you think we boooooed Shaun Alexander so much last year? Because he can NO longer break a 25 yard plus run.

Prove us wrong oh Richie Rich, but your days are done. Go somewhere else, give this team a shot at competiting with the Angels.

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  April 2, 2008 4:23 PM

Yankee roid teams of late 1990's

  Posted: February 12, 2008 3:04 PM

Seattle Mariners Blog:

anyone else out there think that Seattle could have got past NYY in those late 90's games had not the entire Yankee team been on roids?

Check out the comments from Steinbrenner's son...admitting that the team was on roids, however, that "all other teams" had roided up guys as well. I smell a tell me that guys like Olerud were on roids compared to Justice, Bernie Williams, and the rest of those Yankee thugs?

Fat boy Steinbrenner from lame New York

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  February 12, 2008 3:04 PM

Eric Bedard deal what

  Posted: February 8, 2008 3:50 PM

The more I read about this deal, the more skeptical I become. The guy had a great 2007, but beyond that, not much in terms of a proven track record. Tommy John surgery in 2002? Also not a good sign for longevity, which is exactly what Baltimore is getting in Adam Jones. If he goes 17-2 and gets us to the World Series, great, awesome. But we'll need bigger offensive production out of tools like Richie Sexson to get there....and a BIG tool that guy is hitting .205. Just another intelligent move by Mr. Bavasi. Expect another frustrating year from Mariner land....expect Bavasi, Chuckie Armstrong, and Howard Lincoln GONE in 2009 or else....

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  February 8, 2008 3:50 PM

Eric Bedard deal

  Posted: February 4, 2008 10:13 AM

Seattle Mariners Blog:

I'm starting to get cold feet on this whole deal. I mean, why are we giving up one of our best relievers and TOP prospects for this guy? OK, he had a solid end to last year, but that's ONE year of good pitching. Why throw everything and the farm at this guy who's only had one good year? Moreover, he's only signed up to 2009, so if things go bad in Seattle, he could easily jump ship and we lose three solid players. Time will tell, but my gut is now telling me that this is not a good trade.

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  February 4, 2008 10:13 AM

Former Seattle Mariners

  Posted: October 26, 2007 3:16 PM

Seattle Mariners Blog:

Let's take a look at what could have been for the Seattle think they make stupid decisions as a franchise? These moves have ALL come under the rule of either Howard Fat Ass Lincoln, Chuckie I'm also a dumbshit Armstrong, and Bill I've a shit for brains Bavasi.

1B: David Ortiz (yep, he was in our farm system)
SS: Arod
SS: Visquel (loooooved that move Chuckie!)
CF: Griffey
C: Jason Varitek (yup, we actually trade this guy for Heathcliff Slocumb)
C: Olivio (who had a good year in FL last year)
C: Yorvit Torrealba (starting C for the champs Colorado)
RF: Winn
3B: Carlos Guillen
SP: Randy Johnson
SP Derek Lowe (also in the deal for Slocumb)

There are probably several others, but this is a start....FIRE THESE 3 DUMBSHITS NOW NINTENDO!!!

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  October 26, 2007 3:16 PM

Colorado Rockies make the World Series

  Posted: October 17, 2007 2:26 PM

Seattle Mariners Blog

Now, there are only a few teams that have NEVER made it to the world series...teams that started in 1994 have won world series (2 of them, Florida). Teams that started the same year as the Mariners have won 2 world series (Toronto).

It's SHOULD not be that hard to get to the world series people. Good management, good ownership, good GM. ALL OF WHICH SEATTLE DOES NOT HAVE!!!

Get rid of Chuckie Armstrong, Howard Lincoln, and Bill Bavasi NOW or you will continue to be the worst franchise in baseball.

Wake up Nintento, smell the Wii revenue numbers, and get rid of your front office clowns!!!

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  October 17, 2007 2:26 PM

Seattle Mariners lose again

  Posted: August 28, 2007 9:12 AM

Seattle Mariners Blog:

Boy, talk about laying an egg in the opening series against LAA. Can someone on the face of the earth tell my why the HELL Richie Sexson continues to be able to insert himself into the line-up? He is an absolute cancer, going 0-3 AGAIN last night and still hitting a whopping .210. Please, McLaren, please put in Broussard. At least that guy has a chance to get a hit and NOT strikeout every fricking time he's up to bat. Richie, you used roids, admit it, get off the field!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Come on Seattle, pull out these next two games and we're alive. I think we can beat LAA, it's just a matter of getting some offense going. That means, pull Sexson out of the line-up!!!

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  August 28, 2007 9:12 AM

Baseball stadium advertising

  Posted: August 22, 2007 9:16 AM

Baseball stadium advertising....

Has gotten out of hand. Do you ever watch old highlights and see the stadium walls bare? Bud Selig should follow the advise of the NFL and NOT allow advertising in any portion of the playing field. It's ridiculous how much advertising BLANKETS every wall in every stadium in major league baseball. It's TOO much frankly and something needs to be done. I suggest writing to the commissioner of baseball and complain. These billion dollar owners don't need to be making incremental money off a few banner ads in the out field. I'm fine with the ads inside the stadium and the scrolling ads on the facades. Everybody and their mom knows those ads are there for the highlights on SportsCenter and we all know those are not going away anytime soon. Anyone ever see a special on SportCenter talking about how bad advertising has gotten in sports? Course not, because it's how they make $$$$ as well.

Well, at least the Mariners are continuing to kick ass!!!! Now, if only the Angels can start losing. It seems as if Seattle hits stride the same time Los Angeles does and we can't gain any major ground.

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  August 22, 2007 9:16 AM

The 2007 Seattle Mariners: The "Misfits"

  Posted: August 2, 2007 7:02 AM

Seattle Mariners Blog:

This team is truely amazing when it comes to a number of things, but bottom line, they just keep WINNING. That was a gutsy win last night despite the rare troubles of Putz in the 9th. Thank GOD Mclaren finally decided not to start Sexson. Keep his ass on the bench the rest of the year!

You gotta love this team and we are nick-naming them the "Misfits": Guillen, Vidro, Batista, etc were all guys that have been around a while, never really fit in anywhere, but are finding a home with this team. I mean, you look at our starting pitching...who's our Ace? Our top record guy is Eric O`Flaherty with a 7-0 record. I guess Felix is the ace, but with a 7-6 record, he's no go to guy right now. Bottom line, they have solid hitting, solid defense, and an almost unstopable bullpen.

Keep up the kicking ass Seattle're making us believers again

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  August 2, 2007 7:02 AM

Richie Sexson is GARBAGE!

  Posted: August 1, 2007 6:14 AM

Seattle Mariners Blog:

Can SOMEONE on the Mariners team finally say enough is enough with Richie Sexson and pull his ass out of the starting line-up? He is absolute crap and killing the Mariners right now. Can you believe he is one of the highest paid players in baseball? Can you say that he was probably using steriods these last couple of years, and now that they cracked down, he's been caught. Whatever it is, put in Broussard! At least that guy can hit!

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  August 1, 2007 6:14 AM

Seattle Mariners are in trouble

  Posted: July 27, 2007 10:11 AM

The M's need to get some starting pitching and fast before the trade deadline. Dontrell Willis? Andy Benes? Anyone, but this team is not going to the post season given their current starting pitching, bottom line.

Anyone have further insights from Hargrove's departure? Knowing the lack of smarts on Bavasi, I'm betting he got fed up with the lack of good management from Bavasi, Chuckie Armstrong, and Howard Lincoln.

This teams also lacks Charisma!!! Where are the high fives? Where is the fire? This team is as sleepy as the town of Seattle and they need someone to light a fire under their asses.

The Angels are there for the taking....time for Seattle to get some fresh blood, make a fricking trade, and play with some enthusiam!!!

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  July 27, 2007 10:11 AM

M's hit the road

  Posted: July 19, 2007 5:22 PM

Seattle Mariners Blog:

This team, in a nutshell, it's beyond the "over-achiever" status as they continue to just do the bottom line, WIN. They are in a prime position to take this division with the Angels swaggering. I'm looking forward to the next series they have with them to prove who is the real deal in this division.

Concerns, however? Yes, many. Something still needs to be done with Richie Sexson. Yes, he can be the big bopper, but we sacrafice a lot putting that guy in crucial situations hitting .201. Keep him platooning with Brousrd. 75/25% of the time and we should be ok. Keep him also in the #6-#8 spots. He does NOT deserve to be in the #5 slot right now.

Starting pitching. Are we going to content with our current pitching staff? NO, we have a great bullpen, and average starting pithching. Who's our ace? Felix? Judging by how well Washburn has been pitching, my gut is with him. Seattle needs to be SERIOUS and pick up a Dontrell Willis. Trading deadline is in 2 week people and you can bet your bottom dollar that the Yankees and Red Sox are making moves. Time to step up, or lose momentum.

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  July 19, 2007 5:22 PM

Mariners are playing for keeps

  Posted: June 28, 2007 2:38 PM

Seattle Mariners Blog:

Please forgive me, for I have has been a loooong time since my last Seattle Sports Blog entry. I had thrown in the towel on the Sonics staying around and the Mariners were looking as sub .500 as ever. But wait! The Sonics land the #2 spot in the NBA Draft and a savior like Kevin Durrant might be heading to the great northwest.....praise the basketball Gods!

Then, we have the Mariners. How in the world is this team doing so well with a sub-par starting pitching staff. Answer: "The Putz and staff." Seattle has one of the top bullpens in the majors right now and is doing an excellent job of keeping runners off base. Richie Sexson, whom we have torn appart here at Seatte Sports Blog, is actually playing like a major league player: 13 HR's, an average that is floating around .215 now...he's on the mend! No one else really stands out on this team, which is very interesting from an offensive perspective. Except for Ichiro, all of theBentencourt's, Ibanez's, and Lopez's of the world have just been clutch when they need to be. Will they be able to stay this hot? They STILL need some SP, but as of now, being 5 games behind red-hot Anahiem is a good sign as we approach July.

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  June 28, 2007 2:38 PM

Marines at .500

  Posted: May 7, 2007 10:33 AM

Seattle Mariners Blog:

After winning a wild one Friday night vs. New York, they are starting to show their true colors again with back to back losses over the weekend. It would be nice if we felt as if we were truely challenging NYY, but I just don't think we're quite there yet. Good news is the rest of the division is sucking ass as well, so at .500, the Mariners are still right in the thick of things. Richie Sexson....can you hit above .150 this year? You're a JOKE and a bad excuse of a baseball player. You had a few good years, but you're days are numbered.

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  May 7, 2007 10:33 AM

2007 Seattle Marines....done

  Posted: April 22, 2007 2:56 PM

Seattle Mariners Blog:

As we sit here on another beautiful day in the Northwest, we can't help but cringe at the state of the Seattle Mariners. As they trail ONCE again to the Angels right now as we type 6-1, we LAUGH at people like Seattle Times columnist Larry Stone who wrote blissful articles about how "the Mariners have just as good as shot as anyone in the AL." Come on Larry, quit sucking up to those that pay your checks and write about the truth; Richie Sexson should have been a pro volleyball player than a baseball player with his amazing .174 batting average (and being the 12th highest paid player in baseball mind you), how Bavasi couldn't make a move this off-season to bring in ANY good starting pitching, even a guy like Jason Schmidt who, if you can beleive this, has actually said he wants to play for the Mariners. Hargrove? Can't say the guy is really making any stellar moves on the batting line-up to change things. Our two best players are from Japan, and Nintendo is just sucking in the profits of us idiot fans who GO to the games and buy the video games and Ichiro gear. As we've said here at Seattle Sports Blog for the last 2 years, PROTEST going to these NOT attend until we have either new ownership or a new fricking front office.....someone needs to overhaul this team....and FAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  April 22, 2007 2:56 PM

2007 Seattle Mariners Blog

  Posted: April 16, 2007 10:13 AM

Seattle Mariners Blog:

Well, well, well, so far so good with the start of the 2007 season. If we can get our starters to stay in games until the 6th or so giving up 3-4 runs, we have a shot at a playoff spot. Felix is the real deal so far and if he can stay focused, he can get us 18-20 wins. The true test for this team will be how they fair in close games. They haven't been involved in too many nail bitters yet and we're still very wary of this middle relief on this team. Good news: Ichiro, Guillen, Vidro, and Beltre are HOT right now, just what this team needs. We need to get good starts of our Weaver and Washburn to stay consistent.

More to come......

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  April 16, 2007 10:13 AM

True colors shinning through

  Posted: April 10, 2007 2:05 PM

2007 Seattle Marniners Blog:

Down 14-1 against Boston in Boston in the 7th inning......I think we should expect to see MORE of this from this team this year.

Countdown for Bavasi's job starts NOW: we give the Bozo 3 months and he's gonzo.....

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  April 10, 2007 2:05 PM

Mariners off to a 2-1 start

  Posted: April 5, 2007 11:18 AM

Seattle Mariners Blog:

Don't get fooled folks, there are still a ton of answers remaining on this team. Good news is that Felix looks like he is definitely ready to step up and be a 18-20 game winner. He's got to stay focused though and not follow the hype or get lazy. Sexton is off to a surprising start with 2 HR's in 2 games. So far, the newbies haven't produced much and that stellar pick up we made Miguel Batista looked HORRIBLE last night. Welcome to Seattle Miguel, prove us wrong and see if you can have a better than .500% winning percentage this year. This guy has Jarod Washburn writen all over him.

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  April 5, 2007 11:18 AM

Opening Day: Seattle Mariners 2007

  Posted: April 2, 2007 11:36 AM

Seattle Mariners Blog:

Ah, the fresh cut smell of grass, the taste of a cold beer, the sounds of a train whizzing by in downtown Seattle can only mean one's the start of another disappointing year for the Seattle Mariners. As much as we try and have faith in our local team and heroes, this is a tough one to root for.

Here are a couple of things we will be following for this year's team:

1. How long will Bozo Bavasi, Chuckie Armstrong, Mike Hargrove, and Howard "I should have retired about 10 years ago" Lincoln last? Our bet is that Hargrove will be the first to fall and Bavasi will be forced out. Hopefully, Nintendo, if they have ANY brains, will do a full board sweep of the front office. I mean ,the Wii is selling like hotcakes......time to spend some $$$$$ on top management.

2. Felix: Is he the real deal? Can he do better than a .500 winning %? Time will tell. They say that he's improved this year, but time will tell. Even if he goes 20-4, the rest of the starting rotation is deplorable

3. Richie Sexson: Can he strike out 300 times and produce 50 HR's? Can you say the second coming of Dave Kingman?

4. Ichiro: will he jump ship and play for a real team? Can the Mariners owners clean house before he makes his decision? Let's hope so.

5. The new M's: Dos Jose's and a horrible Horacio: Do Jose Vidro or Guillen have anything left in the tanks? Can Horacio be the next Ayala or Charleton? These were 3 below market pick-ups by Bozo Bavasi who aren't going to do squat for this team this year...mark our words.

6. Will the real Adrian Beltre please stand-up? Remember folks, this guy is one of the best paid players in baseball and hasn't done crap for producing BIG #'s. His glove is great, but his batting average and HR's are down, down, down. Can he hit 30 HR's again? We think not.

Good luck Seattle.....we'll be watching daily to see you implode and hopefully changes are on the way by June 2007.

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  April 2, 2007 11:36 AM

Mariners 2007 season

  Posted: March 1, 2007 2:48 PM

Seattle Mariners Blog 2007

Do we reeeeeally have to endure another year of Bozo Bavasi, Chuckie Armstrong, and Howard "I'm 89 years old" Lincoln? Mark our words, the Mariners will be one of the worst teams in baseball this year, no doubt about it. Please, Seattle fans, we here at Seattle Sports Blog beg you, send letters to Nintendo asking for the resignation of these clowns....all 3 of them. DO NOT GO TO THE GAMES THIS YEAR. BOYCOTT THE SEATTLE MARINERS until some serious changes are made.

99% of teams out there have at the least the smallest of hopes during Spring Training...not the Seattle Mariners.

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  March 1, 2007 2:48 PM

Seattle Mariners Bored???

  Posted: February 27, 2007 2:09 PM

Seattle Mariners Blog

According to one Seattle Times reporter, the Seattle Mariners are battling boredom:


The Mariners were just about as bad as a major league team could be last year and they are taking about boredom?!!?!?!?!?! These million dollar atheletes need a fire lit under their asses to WIN, and if anyone appears to be bored at Spring Training, then get a new job. I know if I was paid $4M a year I'd show up at spring training ready to bust my butt given the fact that my team finished 78-84 and in LAST place

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  February 27, 2007 2:09 PM

Mariners 2007 Blog

  Posted: February 21, 2007 10:11 AM

Seattle Mariners Blog

Anyone at all excited about this team this year? We are not, but it kills time until the Hawks start summer camps......ok, so, we DO love the Mariners here at Seattle Sports Blog, we're just not that optimistic about the moves that Bozo Basavi has been making.

The only way this team wins is if Felix wins 20 and our 3-4 "also rans" have amazing seasons.

More to come......

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  February 21, 2007 10:11 AM

Mariners off-season moves

  Posted: December 7, 2006 4:26 PM

Please, Seattle, boycott the Seattle Mariners this year until they dump Chuckie, Bill the Bozo, and Howard the fat dumb-ass Lincoln.

They continue to make dumb move after dumb move...Soriano for some scrubb on Atlanta? Horocio? More like Horracio-orrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Letting Meche go? I mean, he was one of the few pitchers last year with a winning record for God sakes....keeping Pinerio? Priceless...can't wait to see another 10-15 record with 5.84 ERA from him and ole' Washed-up Washburn.....

Here's to another shitty year, Mariner fans in 2007

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  December 7, 2006 4:26 PM

Sports Illustrated's 2006 Baseball's biggest bust

  Posted: August 28, 2006 11:48 AM

Nice to see that the M's have 3 of the top 25 here......hey Seattle fans, CALL FOR BASAVI to get out of town is NOW!!!!!

BTW, anyone finding all the news on A-rod hilarious? That's what you get for stabbing Seattle in the back, jackass!!!!

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  August 28, 2006 11:48 AM

Mariners are terrible to watch!!!

  Posted: August 21, 2006 10:43 AM

Can someone please end this season? Can we trade Richie Sexson? Can we get rid of the entire front office? Can we get a new owner? Thank God we have the Hawks to look forward to, who looked impressive against Indy. However, let's keep this in mind: the pre-season is a load of crap when it comes to these's basically a way for the NFL to earn more $$$. So, we don't write too often about the games here at SBB.

Keep coming back to the site during the start of the regular season as we will post comments on the upcoming Hawks game as well as our predictions for the all 17 weeks of the NFL season.

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  August 21, 2006 10:43 AM

2006 Seattle Marines season is OVER!

  Posted: August 12, 2006 9:55 PM

As we predicted here at Seattle Sports Blog, another mediocre Seattle Mariner season with a mediocre ownership and front office. After getting their asses handed to them again by the A's and Texas, face it folks, this team sucks ass.

Bozo Basavi, Chuckie Armstrong, dumb ass Howard Lincoln, all need to go. Sexson needs to go, Washburn needs to go (great free agent signing there Bozo Basavi), Pinero and Meche...choose your average 10-10 pitcher here, Moyer needs to retire. The positives? Ichiro, Felix, Lopez, and finally, Beltre, look solid.

Make some changes, sell the fricking team Nintendo to someone who gives a damn....all you care about is making money with a shitty team. Anyone else realize how much money this team makes? Read it folks: Yep, that's right, your .500 Mariners are one of the top grossing teams in the majors? Why, because dumb-ass Mariner fans keep going to the games and selling out that stadium. Hey Seattle, wake the hell up, our team sucks! Quit supporting this team until the owners are willing to sacrafice some revenue for talent....Washburn is not talent. BTW, anyone see how well Guardado is doing???? Try a .83 ERA....anothe brilliant move Bozo Basavi!!!!

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  August 12, 2006 9:55 PM

Time for the Mariners to face the music

  Posted: August 9, 2006 3:37 PM

As we predicted at the start of the season, the Mariners are right on track for that .500 roller-coaster season. They thrill you, they entice you, then, they disappoint you against thier division rival A's. I mean, 1-12 against any team is sad, very, very sad. This team is great against the low hanging fruit of MLB, however, pitted against top teams, they struggle mightily.

Changes? Many, and let's look at a few of them......

1. Drop Richie Sexson: We hate this guy almost as much as another Richie.....Rick Rizz that is. Sure, he gets you those 30+ HR's a year, but hitting .227 is a joke along with 200 strikeouts. Those #'s kill a team, bottom line. He's no Vlad Guerrero, that's for sure

2. Get rid of Basavi, Chuckie Armstrong, and Howard Lincoln....we've said this a thousand times, but something needs to change and it starts at the top. Follow the Seahawks as an example Mariners, and you'll be rewarded. Keep these yahoo's around, and you'll continue to see shitty Mariner teams around the .500 mark.

3. Seattle fans, you need to start making yourselves heard....I could hear pin-drops at a recent game at Safeco.....where are those crazy fans of 1995? You drink enough coffee for Pete's sake, make some noise, BOOOOOOOOO THE HELL OUT OF RICHIE SEXSON. Don't stand for this shit, make some noise!!!!!!!!!!!

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  August 9, 2006 3:37 PM

Yankees have Mariners number

  Posted: July 19, 2006 12:10 PM

Anyone else disgusted by that deplorable showing by the Mariners last night? BLOWING a 4-2 lead in the 9th? We're still very skeptical of JJ. "I'm a Putz." The whole city of NY must laugh at our team. They whooped our asses in 2001, the "dream 116 win" season. NYY also hammered us in 2000 ACLS. There must be some serious angst against Seattle since the miracle of 1995.

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  July 19, 2006 12:10 PM

Mariners continue to roll

  Posted: June 26, 2006 9:56 AM

Is this a completely different team now that Beltre has been moved into the #2 spot or what? He's hitting .250 now and the team has been on a tear of late! Keep it up!

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  June 26, 2006 9:56 AM

Ryan Anderson Mariners: biggest tool ever

  Posted: June 20, 2006 9:38 AM

What a joke, what an absolute joke this Ryan Anderson was, and still is today. He's nothing more than a Ryan Leaf, a pudgy overgrown kid who thought he was the shit.

Read on....

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  June 20, 2006 9:38 AM

2006 Seattle Mariners Blog

  Posted: June 19, 2006 9:47 AM

Kudos to the M's for sweeping the Giants over the weekend. Moyer, Meche, and Hernandez all pitched well and picked up the wins. That's how it done peeps, good pitching, timely hitting, and a strong, consistent bullpen. MVP this year? Ichiro. The guy is hitting an insane .370 and is just about impossible to get out. He is our spark plug. Let's give up some props to Mr. Beltre too. He's been hitting much more consistent in that #2 spot.

BTW, here is a great read for M's fans.....if we could land Schmidt next year, think of the possibilities!!!!

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  June 19, 2006 9:47 AM

Mariners blog 2006

  Posted: June 15, 2006 4:22 PM

Oh, those sub-par M's, now riding at 31-37 after getting their ASSES handed to them by Oakland. It goes to show what a good GM and management can, just as they continue to do in Oakland. Hey Bozo's that $$$$$$$$$ contract looking that you gave to a washed up Washburn? He's 4-8 with a 5.00+++ ERA....brilliant Bozo Basavi, brilliant.

This was an important road trip and this team did nothing to improve their position. What is it with Oakand? The cavernous foul territories? Those peskie fans banging drums in the outfield causing headache's for Seattle? Or, just face the facts Seattle, the Mariners are a sub-par team with sub-par management and ownership. To quote the Scorpions, it's time for the winds of change.......

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  June 15, 2006 4:22 PM

M's playin' for keeps?

  Posted: June 12, 2006 1:21 PM

Ok, enough of those cheesy 1980's M's advertising ploys to get fans into the cement dome known as The Kingdome. Golly, gee, did Rick Rizz come up with those catchy M's slogan's himself? Ok, I'm done.

Great job in sweeping a team when they are down....the Angels have some serious pitching issues right now. A sweep? More than we were anticipating, and more is always better. Sexson, Ibanez, and Hernandez are my MVP's from this series. Even though we've been on Sexy Sexson here at SSB lately, he did have a clutch "Grand Salami" this weekend that put that game out of reach. Hernandez? We think he's definitely out of his "slump" from earlier this year.

Up next? A tough 3 game series with Oakland, who is coming off a sweep of their own, in NY, against those hated Yankees. Take 2 of 3 from Oaktown and this team is looking pretty good for competing in this batter American League West.

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  June 12, 2006 1:21 PM

Critical time for M's

  Posted: June 6, 2006 12:59 PM

Taking 3 out of 4 from Kansas City should hopefully boost this team's ego for now. They have a tough series coming up against Minnesota, who has been giving Seattle a tough time this year (Seattle is 1-4 currently vs. Minn this year). If they can split (or even better go 3-1) w/ this series, the M's will be in good shape to head on the road to face the Angels and the A's. Seattle is, get this, 0-6 vs. the A's this year!!! A bit more respectable vs. LAA at 4-3, but as mentioned, this is a big turning point for this team. They are only 5 games out right now and cut into that margin w/ good, solid baseball these next couple of weeks. Beltre has been coming around and Lopez seems to be doing well as the #3. Sexson? Still a big mystery w/ that Dave Valle batting average.

Complete Seattle Mariners 2006 Schedule:

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  June 6, 2006 12:59 PM

Mariners pound rangers, 14-5

  Posted: May 31, 2006 3:04 PM

It appears that by moving Beltre into the #2 spot, he's more focused on producing singles vs. swinging for the fences (3 for 6 today w/ 3 singles, 2 RBI's, and 1 run scored). Moreover, moving Lopez into the #3 spot I think will be a good move. He's a .300 hitter w/ some pop in his bat. I'm fine w/ Beltre not hitting 30+ HR's if he's doing this type of hitting....he could easily be a .275 hitter w/ higher RBI totals and runs scored in the #2 spot. He's solid defensively, that's for sure.

Hernandez pitches so-so today, giving up the grand slam that otherwise ruined a solid outing. He'll need to pay attention to these type of mistakes and sock them away in the memory bank.

7 games back folks.....time to go on a 4-7 game winning streak, eh?

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  May 31, 2006 3:04 PM

Mariners 3 game sweep

  Posted: May 22, 2006 11:17 AM

Those stock market M's are up 3 points this week w/ a great 3 game sweep of the Padres. Let's give it up for a few players:

Ichiro: hitting .314 now and really coming through in the clutch lately. He is the key to this team's success, bottom line

Carl Everett: our top power guy right now, hitting .265 w/ 7 HR's. So far, so good for this guy, but you never know when he might implode

Lopez: Team MVP still, hitting .304 w/ 6 HR's and 34 RBI's, which is leading the team

Washburn: we've been hard on this guy this year, but his 2-5 record is misleading given a 3.81 ERA

If they can keep this up against Baltimore, they can close the gap on the 3 game lead held by Oakland. This division is going to be rocky all year long at best.

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  May 22, 2006 11:17 AM

Mariners blog

  Posted: May 18, 2006 3:54 PM

Here we go again, on the downturn of a 3 game losing streak to the A's....and the rollercoaster ride to a sub-par .500 season. When is the NBA draft? When do the Hawks start playing again? When does UW Hoops start again? Getting swept is one thing, getting your ass handed to you is another.

Let's face the facts here people....and NOT sugercoat everything that the Seattle papers are trying to convey:

1. Felix Hernandez is not healthy enough to be playing (or, he's just not ready this year). Phenom? Yes at 19, but he's 2-5 this year w/ a 5.00+ era and fading fast after that deplorable A's game. Send him to the minors and get him "major league ready."

2. Bozo Basavi's 2 major, major pick up's are not performing. Beltre? .202, 2 HR's. Sexson? 201 w/ 4 HR's and close to leading the way in strikeouts again in 2006. The Mariners will not be a good team until the get rid of Basavi, Howard Lincoln, and Chuckie Armstrong. It's time for change folks

3. If this team is able to make something of this year, and they certainly can only being 5 games back, it needs to happen now. At 17-25, their next 3 opponents are all struggling: San Diego, Baltimore (coming off a 13 game losing streak), and Minn. Seattle SHOULD be able to take 2-3 from all these teams, and in some instances, sweep. Otherwise, it's only going to widen the gap vs. the other teams in their division.

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  May 18, 2006 3:54 PM

Putz the new Mariner closer?

  Posted: May 9, 2006 9:29 AM

Looks like that's the trend w/ his latest save from the 6-3 win over Tampa Bay. As much as we (SSB) have been on this guys case, heck, if he can get the job done, so be it! I still think this team needs some reshuffling to the line-up. Specifically, Richie Rich Sexson. .193 batting average? I mean, even Beltre's hitting .220 now, move him into the four spot until Sexson picks it up. Ichiro, Lopez, Kenji, and Ibanez are the bright stars for this team so far in 2006. This team is still only 4.5 games back in a very, very weak division

Oh by the way, the Sonics-Nuggets series of 1993 was voted the biggest upset in playoff history by SI.....GREAT!

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  May 9, 2006 9:29 AM

Ask for, and you shall receive!

  Posted: May 4, 2006 11:24 AM

Our $6M closer is heading to the dark corners of the bullpen...will he emerge?

Here's his seems like his only blow-up of his career is this year: Eddie Guardado

Well, we won't need much of a closer when we're down 3-0 in the first to Chicago....what is the story w/ Hernandez in the first inning?

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  May 4, 2006 11:24 AM

It's time for Steady Eddie to TAKE A SEAT!!!!!

  Posted: May 3, 2006 8:58 PM

Put in Soriano, or Putz, or Bring back Ayala for Pete's Sake! Get this guy out of the closer role NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are we going to hear the same crap from Hargrove tomorrow? "He's still our guy." Eddie, get off the doughnuts and sit your ass obviously have your mind on something other than winning games. Seattle would be 14-13 if this dough boy handn't blown 3 saves!!! 2 to Chicago on bottom of the ninth HR's. He's lost it folks....SIT DOWN!

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  May 3, 2006 8:58 PM

Mariners pull out 2 of 3 from Chicago

  Posted: April 27, 2006 3:13 PM

They're like the Microsoft stock: they win some, they lose some, and in the end, the end up right around the same place they started. I'll give Jarod Washburn some prop's from that performance. Still, anyone out there think he's going to do anything else than a 12-12 season w/ a 4.25 ERA?

From our earlier post regarding Bosavi moves, I take back what I was saying about Reed. He's no longer a "so-so" OF, now hitting a whopping .206! I mean, how much did Bozo really scout these guys? Or did he just wilt under the pressure to release Freddy since he requested to be traded?

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  April 27, 2006 3:13 PM

Mariners trades

  Posted: April 25, 2006 3:20 PM

Wonder why the Mariners are struggling these days?

Let's take a look at the brilliant moves by Howard "I should not be the CEO of the Mariners", Chuckie Armstrong, and Bill "Bozo" Basavi:

Trade: Reed, Olivo, and Mike Morse for Freddy Garcia. Reed is still w/ the team and doing a so-so job in CF....still, you would like better HR and average #'s from your outfielder. Morse and Olivo? Morse is out of the league, Olivo is tearing it up for the Marlins, hitting .300 w/ 3 HR's. Garcia? All he did was pitch a shutout in the World Series last year, go 14-8 w/ a 3.87 ERA, and is already 3-1 in 2006. Status? Brilliant move M's!

Trade: Randy Winn for Torrealba and Foppert. Winn hit .359 last year w/ the Giants and it already hitting over .300 for them this year. Torrealba? No longer w/ the M's, and even when we had him, he hit .240 w/ 2 HR's. Foppert? Can't seem to find his information anywhere.....tumble weeds. Status? Brilliant moves M's!

Free Agents: Beltre, Washburn, Sexson: Sexson is the only bright spot on this list, but is hitting .260 w/ 40 HR's and 160+ strikeouts what we need? I'd take a .300 hitter w/ 30 HR's and 130 RBI's any day.....we should have gone after Guerrero harder. Belte and Washburn? How's a .111 batting average for Beltre and a 1-3 mark for Washburn sound? Status? Brilliant moves M's!

Time for Nintendo to fire Lincoln, Basavi, and Chuckie...NOW!

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  April 25, 2006 3:20 PM

7-13 Mariners? Time for some changes?

  Posted: April 24, 2006 1:04 PM

Let's take a poll:

Who will be the first to go?

A. Chuckie "I can't run an organization" Armstrong?
B. Bill "Bozo" Basavi?
C. Beltre "I can't hit a HR or hit for average in Seattle" Beltre?
D. The deep porches in Safeco? We might be able to attract some real baseball players if Safeco was smaller
E. Mike "I rode the coat tails on a stacked Cleveland team where I really didn't have to manage and now I'm stuck in Seattle" Hargrove?

Seattle, the Mariners are in real trouble and if changes don't come quick, achieving .500 might be a challenge. What's interesting is list the Mariners as the 8th most profitable team in baseball....think that will last when they start attracting 8,000 fans a game like they used to do from 1982 to 1994? Hey Nintendo, wake up!?!?!? Make this team better or we won't come to the games!!!!

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  April 24, 2006 1:04 PM

Great blown win, Mariners

  Posted: April 17, 2006 11:04 AM

Up 5-4 in the 8th, who do they bring in? Mr. consistancy himself, that's right folks, JJ. "I wish I wasn't such a Putz" to give up the tying run. Ok, ok, you settle down, game is now tied going into the 9th. Seattle strings together a couple of singles, a groundout, and waamo! 6-5 lead. Oh, but wait, "steady Eddie" is coming in to save the game, Mr. 9.00 ERA (soon to be 12.00 ERA). Strike out, strike out, single, home run to Mark Loretta, BALL Game! Is he the next Ayalya? Let's hope not.

"Welcome to your 2006 Seattle Mariners. Please fasten your selt belts for a wild, up and down, .500 season"

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  April 17, 2006 11:04 AM

2006 Seattle Mariners

  Posted: April 12, 2006 1:32 PM

....are starting to show their true colors. Absolutely LOVE these batting averages......Ichiro .176, Beltre .148, Jurassic Carl .115.

Hey folks, do you know how much Seattle is paying Beltre? $12,900,000 per year!!!!!! He hit 19 homers last year folks....that's $630K per Home Run. Damn, I could do better than that! Of course, he tore it up during the World Series Classic for the Dominican Republic. Maybe the M's should be more involved in the country so Adrian feels more at home...

BTW, who the hell is Jeff Pentland, the M's hitting coach? Bozo Basavi and Chuckie Armstrong are picking some cream of the crop, let me tell ya.

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  April 12, 2006 1:32 PM

Mariners 2006

  Posted: April 7, 2006 8:47 AM

OK, so the verdict's still out on this team (especially Beltre and the bullpen), but I'm liking what I'm seeing so far. What has impressed me most is K.Johjima....he is CONTROLLING the Seattle pitches, making good decisions w/ pitch calls, and has a strong bat. I know I'll piss off a lot of mom's in Seattle saying this, but ole' softy Dan Wilson should have been let go about 4 years ago. We finally have a good catcher it appears, and like in basketball w/ point gaurds, smart catchers win games.

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  April 7, 2006 8:47 AM

Mariners 2006 season

  Posted: March 30, 2006 5:03 PM

Anyone all that excited about this team this year? I'm not, that's for sure. Pickups like Jurassic Carl, Lawton, and Washburn are nice, but what this team really needed was some STRONG starting pitching and better middle relief. These were NOT addressed in the offseason. Can the Mariners please dump dumb ass Chuck Armstrong and Bill Basavi? Hey Basavi, still think that Randy Winn trade was a smart one? Please, someone get Chuck Armstrong out of power in case you didn't know it, he has more power in the M's organization than the common public knows.....get his ass out of there!

The 2006 Mariners and for the foreseable future are going to be a sub .500 team unless some changes are made. Bring in top management like the Hawks did...and you start winning. What a novel concept, except for the fact that the M's are too cheap to make any real moves. Go Nintendo!

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  March 30, 2006 5:03 PM

Mariners sign Everett

  Posted: December 15, 2005 4:39 PM

Are we going back to the days of signing Gorman Thomas? Or better yet, the Dinosaur ear? Unless this team signs Millwood, look out for ANOTHER 90 loss season in 06'. Everett is old and has had 1-2 good (not great) years in MLB. Unless they get serious production out of their younger pitching, they are in trouble. Not a big fan of Bavasi's moves so far this off-season.....

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  December 15, 2005 4:39 PM

2006 M's offseason moves

  Posted: November 29, 2005 2:37 PM

Well, more and more teams are sowing up top free agents this off-season. What are the Mariners and that guy Howard Lincoln doing this year? Let's be honest folks, this is still his team regardless of the GM and he's making the majority of the moves. I'm not a big fan of him to be honest w/ you and I don't see this team ever winning a WS until they have new ownership or there is a salary cap in baseball (hmmm, maybe in 2045?). Teams have to be aggressive in this baseball market and I don't see or hear us going after anyone big. It's like clockwork w/ this team in the offseason. Every year they continue to say "we're going after big pitching prospects" etc, and then nothing gets done. Beltre and Sexon certainly addressed the need for defense and power...but where's the pitching?

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  November 29, 2005 2:37 PM

Seattle Mariners sign Kenji Johjima

  Posted: November 21, 2005 11:11 PM

If this keeps Ichiro happy, I'm all for it. Hmmmm......, I wonder what 30 HR's in Japan equates to in Seattle? 4?

Details here:

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  November 21, 2005 11:11 PM

Chi-sox win series

  Posted: October 27, 2005 11:40 AM

Congrats to a town that has waited a long, long, long time for a WS. Our poor Mariners still have NOT been to a WS and are a LONG way from. Let's hope Bozo (Bavasi) makes some smart offseason moves and we get back in the swing of things.

Seattle Sports Blog Guy


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  October 27, 2005 11:40 AM

Mariners Season in Jepordy

  Posted: June 30, 2005 3:27 PM

They just got swept by the lowly A's......unless they go on a 5-7 game winning streak SOON, this season is done. Can you say....NEED STARTING PITCHING??????????

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  June 30, 2005 3:27 PM

M's on a bit of a streak

  Posted: June 20, 2005 10:47 AM

They seem to be turning things around a bit lately. SP Pitching has been strong of late w/ solid performances from Sele, Moyer, Meche, and even Franklin (still 3-8 on the year). Ichiro and Sexton has also been stepping up. Boone still seems to be in a funk, however. I still think they have a shot at the div title or wildcard. I guess we'll see where the team is come the trading deadline and hopefully they'll be in a place to pick up a solid SP.

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  June 20, 2005 10:47 AM

All Time M's Team

  Posted: June 14, 2005 5:53 PM

All right M's Fans, it's time to vote for your All Time M's team. Here's my players that I'm picking:

C: D. Wilson
comment: can't really stand double play Dan, but he's been w/ the team since 95' and has produced a few years.
runner up: Bob Kearney
MISTAKE: Trading Varitek
1B: Alvin Davis
comment: Mr. Mariner, enough said
2B: Tie between Boone and H. Reynold
comment: Boone's been solid the last couple of years, but Harold was also an all star and the only marque guy Seattle had for a number of years
SS: A-rod
comment: as much as I hate the guy for leaving, he'll go down in history as one of the best. I just hope the tool never wins a World Series
3B: Jim Pressley
comment: "Impressive Press" still is etched in my mind as a kid as a solid 3 bagger. Beltre has the potential to win out here. Blowers is a close second for now.

RF: Ichiro
comment: no debate here, even though Buhner was a stud. Ichiro is a much better hitter and defensive player.
CF: Griffey
comment: no debate here at all
LF: Hmmmm, toughy here John Moses? Mickey Brantly? Phil Bradley?
comment: no dominant LF here that comes to mind

SP: R. Johnson
comment: best M in the early to late 90's....and fit in well w/ the Seattle fans w/ the mullet
MISTAKE: letting this guy go.....good ole Woody Woodward thought his career was done in 98...Randy, kudos to you for continuing to ball
rest of SP: Moyer, Langston, M. Moore.

RP: Sasaski
comment: Schooler, Ayala, Bill Caudell, and Charleton had a few good years, but all of them had really, really bad years. Ayala was the worst, giving up 6 grand slams in one year (no wonder why Grif and Arod left). Sasaski was unstoppable

Let me know your thoughts here crew!

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  June 14, 2005 5:53 PM

Those up and Down M's

  Posted: June 11, 2005 10:38 AM

Just after they take the series against FL, you start to think this team might be on the right path. Then, the run into the Expos/Nationals and the wheels fall off. Beltre's time to step up is now. He's one of the top paid players in the game, and here's his line last night: 0-5 w/ 5 LOB (Left on Base for you amateurs). He's hitting a whopping .237. Adrian, spend some time in the cage my man.

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  June 11, 2005 10:38 AM

What's up w/ the Mariners?

  Posted: May 6, 2005 6:32 AM

Yeah, yeah, Beltre's off to a tough start, but there's something else going on here. Boone, Reed, and Sexson are all hitting below .250, which isn't bad, but there just doesn't seem to be much in regards to run production. Is it Ichiro? Should he be moved to clean-up? What do you think pitchers fear most? Belte w/ one on (most likely Ichiro) who's hitting .223, or Ichiro w/ the bases loaded and no outs? What about having Reed lead off, followed by Winn, and Beltre w/ Ichiro batting fourth? Given this teams horrible start, it might not be a bad idea.

Pitching seems to be so-so as well. Franklin has proven he is NOT starting material. Guardardo has done a "steady-Eddy" job in the bullpen, so I don't think it's an Ayala situation. It will be interesting to see how Madtrich does coming back hopefully full steam. Sele also seems to be struggling, however, if you remember, he had a 4.51 ERA when he won 17 games w/ the M's a few years back. He's an ok pitcher when he gets run support, bottom line.

I expect this team to turn things around, but it will be difficult to do w/ their upcomming schedule w/ Boston and NY on the road (especially given NY's desperate need for W's). This team needs to stay positive and weather this storm.

Seattle Sports Blog Guy

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  May 6, 2005 6:32 AM

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