Raul Ibanez should still be patrolling the grounds of left field at Safeco and Beltre should still be manning the hot corner. And they have power bats.
Seattle1, what are your thoughts so far on this season? I am loving our starting pitching, but am finding our bullpen frustrating. Our offense is horrendous. I was planning on going to the game on Fathers day, but with the way things are going, why should I? This team loses games very frustratingly. Lots of walk off losses and no offense. It just sounds really boring to watch. If I did go to a game, it'd be to watch a pitchers duel since our starters are so awesome, and our offense sucks so obviously the other teams starters will look like all-stars. Then, when we think we're about to win the game in the bottom of the 9th, 2-0, we lose 5-2. Sounds boring.
I figure the average Mariners game cost to me would look about like this: $25 a ticket x's 2, $8 for parking, $20 for food. That's $78 right there. Why should I give this team that much of my time and money? I'd rather take a ferry to an island at this point in time and enjoy the immense beauty of this area rather than spend a frustrating afternoon in traffic, only to watch our team lose harshly.
Maybe things'll turn around soon. Hopefully anyways. Still planning on skipping the fathers day outing to Safeco anyways.
Everytime Carlos Silva pitches well, I laugh just a bit harder. M's brought this on themselves, taking on a cancer like Milty.
Milton Bradley just needs to get it together. No telling if that will ever happen though. But, seeing as you blame what is happening to the Mariners this season on Milton Bradley shows you're only looking at the headlines that'll get readers attention. The Mariners probably could have potentionally won about 8-10 more games this season, but ended up losing due to our bullpen or fell just a base hit short. You can throw Eric Byrnes and Mike Sweeney's name in there also for direct blame on big losses.
There's a complain about Milton Bradley thread elseshwere on this forum...
Last edited by Trickyhop; 05-18-2010 at 04:57 PM.
This is the risk of Safeco and Petco, where offenses go to die (or at least sleep). There's a reason why JJ Putz, Kaz Sasaki, David Aardsma, and post-2003 Eddie Guardado could all hold a job there and were first or second tier closers, but had little recognizable success anywhere else.
In 2005 Ichiro was second in slugging at .436. That's 1960s.
JM: Only did that for a couple of years and then we had a conspiracy so it kind of turned me sour. Our league's commissioner, Lew Ford(notes) at the time, was doing some shady things that ... I'd rather not talk about [laughs].
DB: Isn't he in Japan right now?
JM: I don't know where Lou is right now. He's probably fleeing the authorities [laughs].
Is slugging Ichiro's role? He bats lead-off, yes?
The Bradley trade was good for the Mariners.....and then Jack Z gave the Cubs money. Cubs won the trade.
I seriously think that guys on the verge of a nervous breakdown. It's the only reason I'm cutting him any sort of slack. It's not like his bat gave pitchers that much to fear anyways. He'd probably make a nice #6 hitter in our lineup. But then again, so would Jose Lopez. We have no true #3 or 4 hitters in our lineup. Sucks. Another thing that sucks is that we'll probably have to rid ourselves of one of our young pitchers to bring in a bat. We need another arm in the bullpen too.
Even if the cubs took Silva off of our hands and PAID ALL of Milton's salary?! You'd be crazy not to agree to that. He isn't a clubhouse cancer here, actually, until this whole episode, his antics have been much appreciated, not always by me, but seemingly by everyone else. Read this, it changed the way I viewed some of Milton's antics for sure: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...lady_luck.html
He's not a clubhouse cancer, he's a clubhouse nothing. I think there are worse problems than Milton in Seattle at the moment. Griffey *cough*
Last edited by Rich the Giants fan; 05-19-2010 at 04:39 PM.
P.S. You're just being stubborn. Like Milton.
What's the rumpus?
I hear you there, I watched Griffey with Chicago the second half of 2008, he looked like he was about done then.
What's the rumpus?