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  • Updates Anyone ?

    Last year, as many of you know, Griffey24-30, started a thread titled updates anyone ?

    http://www.baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=41532

    Griffey24-30 is a serviceman in Iraq. He explained that he has a tough time over there getting scores and news about his favorite team, the Seattle Mariners. He has limited computer access. He asked if anyone could write updates of the Mariners. I took the ball and ran with it. Other guys, at times, tossed in their two (.02) cents worth, as well. The whole thing was fairly loose, with not much structure. One or two times per week I would write something about how the M"s are doing, or any topic or Idea that crossed my mind. I had a great time with it. It's fun and it fits in with my busy schedule, not having to put pen to paper everyday. Anyway, the 2007 season quickly approaches and I've decided to give it a go again. Feel free to jump in if you have some comments about what is talked about here or anything else you feel like. Griffey24-30 shoot me a line, when you get time. It's always nice to hear from you. I tip my cap to all the young men and woman over~seas in the United States Armed Forces.

  • #2
    I just stuck this thread at the top of the forum.

    This concept was great last season, so I think it's a good thing to have.

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    • #3
      Break Camp

      After a few games this week in Arizona and a couple in Las Vegas, ((Lost Wages) the Mariners will head North to the cold and rain of Seattle. A month in the Arizona Heat will be a distant memory. The M's will play their home opener on April 2nd (the ten day forcast calls for showers and a 60% chance of rain, high of 54 and a low of 40) against Oakland and then hit the road for four games at the Jake, including the Indians home opener, and three games at Fenway, including Boston's home opener. Luckily, four of these seven will be day games, but it will still be cold. THe M's have been lucky the last couple of years, having had no early season rainouts back East and no injuries (knock on wood). It has to be weird playing a month in the desert heat only to then go play in cold weather. These April games are against tough foe. Cleveland and Boston figure to be in it as well as Minnesota, the Angels [3 games]Oakland {5 games] and Texas [5 games]. The only weak sister is KC. I'll be happy with a (.500) April.

      I feel pretty good with this years squad. Sure there are question marks, both on offense and pitching, but the M's have some youngsters that recieved some big league experience last year. With Grover and Bavasi on the hot seat, I don't see them waiting too long to bring up a kid or two if these hired guns falter. This is the year.
      Last edited by Rennie Stennett; 03-26-2007, 02:58 AM.

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      • #4
        After Further Review

        I thought the April Schedule was tough. May doesn't look much better. The Mariners open May with two (2) @ The Safe against the White Sox. The M's hit the road for four (4) games @ The Bronz and three (3) @ the Tigers. They come home for a ten (10) game home stand against the Yanks, Angels, and Padres. They play the Yanks seven (7) times, the Angels six (6) times in May. They finish with the Devil Rays and the Royals.

        With Grover on the hot seat, he might not make it to the end of May before the hammer falls. John McLaren, the bench coach, in his second stint with the Mariners, is the perfect guy to take over. He was here during the Lou Era and the players respect him. He gets along great with the players. He keeps it loose. He builds relationships with the players. Grover seems to manage from afar.

        With the recent blow ups of Weaver and Ho-Ram, I"m starting to think the M"s will be allright if they score ten (10) runs per game. The offense has the potential.

        We will find out soon if Brandon Morrow, makes the club. If he does, it could be as a relief guy. All reports state that making Brandon a relief pitcher is wasting his electric stuff. He has some experience in relief, both at Cal and in the Cape Cad League.

        http://calbears.cstv.com/sports/m-ba...brandon00.html

        Morrow went 0-2 with a 2.77 ERA in Arizona and 0-0 with an 0.00 ERA in a half season at Inland Empire.

        If he gets sent down, it will be to AA, to get some innings as a starter. Baek was sent down, but he to could be called up early, if Weaver and company faulter. Weaver had a great post season in 06, but he has a history of blowing up, as we all know.
        Last edited by Rennie Stennett; 03-29-2007, 05:37 AM.

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        • #5
          Mariners vs. Athletics

          Today @ 3:35 p.m. at Safeco Field. Harin vs. Fernandez

          Not exactly baseball weather. It's currently raining with a tempature of (34) and a wind chill of (30). The High today is forcasted as (46) with the wind blowing out of the SSW at 5-10 MPH.

          A's:

          1. C Jason Kendall
          2. LF Shannon Stewart
          3. CF Milton Bradley
          4. DH Mike Piazza
          5. 3B Eric Chavez
          6. 1B Nick Swisher
          7. SS Bobby Crosby
          8. RF Travis Buck
          9. 2B Mark Ellis

          vs M's:

          1. CF Ichiro Suzuki
          2. 3B Adrian Beltre
          3. DH Jose Vidro
          4. LF Raul Ibanez
          5. 1B Richie Sexson
          6. RF Jose Guillen
          7. C Kenji Johjima
          8. 2B Jose Lopez
          9. SS Yuniesky Betancourt
          Last edited by Rennie Stennett; 04-02-2007, 02:26 AM. Reason: no one bit on the April Fool's Joke

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          • #6
            Opening Day Roster Moves

            In a trade with the Giants, the M's get Jason Ellison for left handed pitcher Travis Blackley. The M's trade another arm, a lefty. Ellison can play all three outfield positions.

            - Rey Ordonez cut.

            - Mark Lowe and Cesar Jimenez to the 60-day disabled list.

            - Arthur Rhodes, Jamie Burke, Brandon Morrow, Sean White, and Jason Ellison, make the club.

            - Mike Morse and Adam Jones and left-hander Jake Woods, optioned to Tacoma.

            Roster:

            Pitchers:

            Miguel Batista
            Felix Hernandez
            Julio Mateo
            Brandon Morrow
            J.J. Putz
            Horacio Ramirez

            Chris Reitsma
            Arthur Rhodes
            George Sherrill
            Jarrod Washburn
            Jeff Weaver
            Sean White rule #5

            Catchers:

            Jamie Burke
            Kenji Johjima

            Infielders:

            Adrian Beltre
            Yuniesky Betancourt
            Willie Bloomquist
            Ben Broussard
            Jose Lopez
            Richie Sexson

            Outfielders:

            Jason Ellison
            Jose Guillen
            Raul Ibanez
            Ichiro Suzuki

            Designated Hitters:

            Jose Vidro

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            • #7
              Chris Snelling...

              Makes the Washington Nationals as an outfielder...way to go Chris ! We're pulling for you.

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              • #8
                The King Goes eight (8) innings...

                and Big Ritchie Sexson hit a three run home run for some insurance. The go ahead RBI was a sac-fly by Ibanez.

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                • #9
                  Holy Cow !

                  Grover brings Morrow in the game for the ninth up four runs and the M"s live to tell about it. Don't get me wrong, I love Morrow and wish him the best, but this IMHO was not the right time to bring him in for his first appearance.

                  The slam dunk no brainer play was to bring Putz in again for the ninth and slam the door on those bums from the Bay Area, and go up 2-0 in this series against a team whom we only beat two times all last year. The gamble payed off. Brandon walked one, I believe and gave up a, just trying to protect single, but man Rennie's pacemaker was working overtime there for awhile. I figured if they blew this game Grover would be on the next frieght out of King Street Station.......wooooooo...wooooooooo.....!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rennie Stennett View Post
                    Grover brings Morrow in the game for the ninth up four runs and the M"s live to tell about it. Don't get me wrong, I love Morrow and wish him the best, but this IMHO was not the right time to bring him in for his first appearance.

                    The slam dunk no brainer play was to bring Putz in again for the ninth and slam the door on those bums from the Bay Area, and go up 2-0 in this series against a team whom we only beat two times all last year. The gamble payed off. Brandon walked one, I believe and gave up a, just trying to protect single, but man Rennie's pacemaker was working overtime there for awhile. I figured if they blew this game Grover would be on the next frieght out of King Street Station.......wooooooo...wooooooooo.....!
                    I agree we shouldn't have used Morrow (even though it did work out), but I don't agree about using Putz. He did just pitch last night, and that would be back-to-back nights in a non-save situation (for whatever that's worth to you).

                    I think it WAS important to win tonight (really any night, but tonight was something more). It showed that it wasn't just one good night we put together, showing the fans and the players themselves that the past is the past, and this is now.

                    Last season we won only 2 games against the A's, while this year, we go back-to-back on them to start the season - that's the way to do it.

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                    • #11
                      for what it's worth

                      Originally posted by Edgartohof View Post
                      I agree we shouldn't have used Morrow (even though it did work out), but I don't agree about using Putz. He did just pitch last night, and that would be back-to-back nights in a non-save situation (for whatever that's worth to you).

                      I think it WAS important to win tonight (really any night, but tonight was something more). It showed that it wasn't just one good night we put together, showing the fans and the players themselves that the past is the past, and this is now.

                      Last season we won only 2 games against the A's, while this year, we go back-to-back on them to start the season - that's the way to do it.
                      Even with a four run lead, to me, it was a save situation, just as the opener was. These are games we have to have. Against are divison foe, who stomped on us last year. A loss last night would have been ten times worse than a win. As you know, the tying run was on deck, but even before that I felt Putz was needed. Grover basically said later that Putz was not going in unless the M's needed him. Grover said there are no more restrictions on Putz now due to the limited innings he pitched this Spring.

                      The M"s go for the sweep today and then it's off to Cleveland (brrrrr cold: am snow showers, high of 33 low of 25 for 4/6). Batista vs. Harden today
                      Last edited by Rennie Stennett; 05-21-2007, 07:47 PM. Reason: putz

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Rennie Stennett View Post
                        Batista vs. Harden today[/I]
                        I'm going to try to make it to today's game as well - should be a good one!

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                        • #13
                          Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow,

                          I was listening to the M's game on KOMO Radio - what a hoot ! I turn it on and the M's are down 4-0 to the Indians (byrd is tossin' a no-no at the guys for 4.2 innings) @ the Jake and the snow starts coming down with one out to go to make this one offical. Hargrove runs out and starts jawin' with the boys in blue and in particular, Cleveland Manager, Eric Wedge and Grover keeps it going until the snow is dumpin' heavy and they finally delay this game. What a way to break up the no hitter ! This game is done.

                          A visit to www.weather.com shows a forecast of the following for Cleveland tonight:

                          local heavy snow squalls and snow showers, chance of snow 60% tonight, acumulations of 2-4 inches. Same forecast for tomorrow.
                          Last edited by Rennie Stennett; 04-14-2007, 07:36 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Snow Happens

                            The Mariners got lucky on Friday, with the postponed snow game, having trailed 4-0. They're unlucky by postponed games on Saturday, Sunday, and a good posibility for Monday:

                            http://www.weather.com/weather/local...m=recentsearch

                            The thing about lake effect snow is in the prediction of it. Lake Erie has thawed and the warmer moisture from the lake gets sucked up by the colder air above and therefore snow happens.

                            It looks as though they will have to make up four games vs Cleveland. Monday, they may have a window to get one game in and maybe two, with snow increasing in the afternoon. At best case, they will have to make up two games. Having no more stops in Cleveland this year and only one more series vs Cleveland in Seattle September 25th, 26th, and 27th, dates that they can make them up is limited. They have a travel day on September 24th where they travel home from LA Angels for the above mention games with Cleveland at the Safe. Cleveland also has 9/24th off. They have a travel day August 30th, but Cleveland has a game that day.

                            The Mariner offense was not exactly running on all cylinders to start the season and this three days without doing anything, including practice, has got to hurt. No player likes this. The Weather in Boston is a little warmer. I look forward to Wednesday, when we get to see Daisuke Matsuzaka.
                            Last edited by Rennie Stennett; 04-09-2007, 02:36 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Now What

                              Originally posted by Rennie Stennett View Post
                              Luckily, four of these seven will be day games, but it will still be cold. THe M's have been lucky the last couple of years, having had no early season rainouts back East and no injuries (knock on wood).
                              Knocking on wood didn't work. I knew i should have kept shut on the M's luck in early games back East. It could have been worst. Cleveland lost their Catcher, Victor Martinez with a (strained quadriceps).

                              With the highs in Boston the next few days at the mid 40's, it will be down right warm. Having played one game in the snow and frolicked in it the past couple of days, the Boston weather will be a piece of cake. Weaver vs C.C. Sabathia and Fernandez vs Fausto Carmona or Westbrook. The Indians and Mariners are both looking up in their divisons. Minnesota and the LA Angels are off to good starts. A split today would be great.
                              Last edited by Rennie Stennett; 04-09-2007, 07:32 AM.

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