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  • #16
    Originally posted by Rennie Stennett View Post
    Much as been said last year by former GM, Manager and some current and former players both last year and this year about the problems in the M's clubhouse as far as moral and chemistry and the talk of one RF being selfish.
    Griffey is not a big rah, rah, guy but he is laid back in the clubhouse and the dugout.

    Do you think the Griffey deal help in this matter ?
    Hopefully Wakumatsu will handle the clubhouse better than McLaren did. Wakumatsu seems poised to be Seattle's best skipper since Lupa Nella.

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    • #17
      I was settling in on a rebuilding year. I didn't want to get my hopes up as I did in 2008. I was just going to enjoy watching the guys develop and then this Gas Man Guy (3-7pm, M-F, KJR-AM 950) comes on the air today and he delivers the old what if. Spring Training is about possibility, imagination and dreaming, he says. In the cycles of the seasons, Spring is about renewal. The slate is clean, Gas says. Every team starts out 0-0. What if the pitchers the M's had last year do this year what they were suppose to do last year ? What if the new outfield of Griffey, Franklin Gutierrez and Ichiro Suzuki chases them down with the best of them ? What if Griffey hits 30 bombs ?What if Clement hits .290 ? What if last year was just a bad year for Kenji. What if Yuniesky Betancourt hits the first baggers' glove ? Former Mariner, Luis Sojo predicts that Jose Lopez will have a big year at the dish. Silva is 30 pounds lighter. Beltre is in a contract year, which will be the first year in a few that he does not play hurt, following off season surgery. What if ?


      See what this Griffey guy is doing ?




      http://www.kjram.com/pages/gas_man_page.html
      Last edited by Rennie Stennett; 02-19-2009, 03:54 PM. Reason: punc, spelling, grammer

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      • #18
        clubhouse

        Originally posted by Rennie Stennett View Post
        Much as been said last year by former GM, Manager and some current and former players both last year and this year about the problems in the M's clubhouse as far as moral and chemistry and the talk of one RF being selfish.
        Griffey is not a big rah, rah, guy but he is laid back in the clubhouse and the dugout.

        Do you think the Griffey deal help in this matter ?
        Shannon Drayer's Mariner Blog:

        http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=373

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        • #19
          Griffey to chat with the media Saturday in Arizona

          Ken Griffey Jr. will appear in camp Saturday. His news conference is @ 12:30 Pacific Time. He's got his old locker back and the #24 Uni is waiting there for him.

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          • #20
            Zen Master Silva

            As reported earlier, Carlos Silva arrived into camp 30 LB's lighter. They put him on a program and he stuck with it. It involves diet and exercise, which includes Yoga. Now, everyone loves to poke fun at Yoga. Myself included. Visions of a bunch of woman approaching motherhood in a gym breathing and stretching. Yoga is about being in touch with your body. Your breathing. Your flexibility. Your movements. Flexibility prevents injury, improves range of motion and with some strength and cardio thrown in makes for a good balance. For a guy that is heavy and making a change as far as eating and working out, Yoga is a good choice as a companion for the other activities in your routine. Yoga is about control and relaxation. You have to learn to relax. It's like hitting a golf ball. You have to relax. Pitching a baseball, it is better to relax. Guys that throw hard achieve success, when they relax. Sandy Koufax became a pitcher, when his catcher recommended him taking a little off and trying to hit the glove. Trying to throw as hard as you can by being easy. Now, Carlos does not throw as hard as Koufax did, but you get the drift. When a fielder boots a ball that he should have made or the Boys in Blue mess up a call, Carlos can remain cool, and go after the next guy.
            Last edited by Rennie Stennett; 02-21-2009, 12:47 PM.

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            • #21
              Sweeney gladly yields to Griffey

              By GREGG BELL, AP Sports Writer for

              MyNorthwest.com

              http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=29&sid=136910

              nice read

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              • #22
                clark kent

                Is this the new Clark Kent ?

                It's Ryan Rowland Smith (aka, Rock-n-Rollin' Smith)

                My Northwest Photos:

                http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=129&sid=134933&pid=12
                Last edited by Rennie Stennett; 02-21-2009, 02:05 PM. Reason: add link doh !

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                • #23
                  M's vs Rangers

                  Fox Sports NW @ 7:30pm. The game is from 1999. This is part of the Mariner Mondays.

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                  • #24
                    The M's inter squad game Monday

                    The A Team

                    Chavez 7
                    Clement 2
                    Cedeno 4
                    LaHair 3
                    Halman 8
                    Morse 5
                    Johnson DH
                    Guzman 6
                    Navarro 9

                    The B Team

                    Gutierrez 8
                    Woodward 6
                    Carp DH
                    Shelton 3
                    Redmond 7
                    Tuiasosopo 5
                    Crabbe 7
                    Burke 2
                    Corona 4

                    The M's play their charity game Tuesday.

                    Manager Wak talks of putting Yuniesky Betancourt in the two hole:

                    Project Yuni

                    Shannon Drayer:

                    http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=373
                    Last edited by Rennie Stennett; 02-23-2009, 01:19 PM.

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                    • #25
                      Spring Training Schedule

                      February

                      25 @ SD 1:05 p.m. Peoria Charity Game
                      26 @ SD 1:05 p.m. Peoria
                      27 vs. LA 1:05 p.m. Peoria
                      28 vs. SF 1:05 p.m. Peoria

                      March

                      1 @ TEX 1:05 p.m. Surprise
                      2 @ CWS 1:05 p.m. TBD

                      4 7:05 p.m. Peoria vs WBC Team
                      5 vs. LAA 1:05 p.m. Peoria
                      6 @ OAK 1:05 p.m. Phoenix
                      7 vs. LA 1:05 p.m. Glendale
                      8 vs. ARI 1:05 p.m. Peoria

                      10 vs. ARI 1:05 p.m. Peoria
                      11 @ KC 1:05 p.m. Surprise
                      12 vs. TEX 1:05 p.m. Peoria
                      13 @ ARI 1:05 p.m. Tucson

                      13 @ CHC 1:05 p.m. Mesa
                      14 @ COL 1:05 p.m. Tucson
                      15 vs. CWS 1:05 p.m. Peoria
                      16 vs. LA 1:05 p.m. Peoria

                      16 @ CLE 1:05 p.m. Goodyear

                      18 @ KC 6:05 p.m. Surprise
                      19 vs. CHC 1:05 p.m. Peoria


                      19 vs. SD 7:05 p.m. Peoria
                      20 vs. MIL 1:05 p.m. Peoria
                      21 vs. OAK 1:05 p.m. Peoria
                      22 @ CHC 1:05 p.m. Mesa
                      23 @ SF 1:05 p.m. Scottsdale
                      24 vs. TEX 1:05 p.m. Peoria

                      24 @ LA 7:05 p.m. Glendale

                      26 vs. KC 1:05 p.m. Peoria
                      27 vs. COL 7:05 p.m. Peoria
                      28 @ LAA 1:05 p.m. Tempe
                      29 vs. KC 1:05 p.m. Peoria
                      30 vs. MIL 1:05 p.m. Peoria
                      31 @ CLE 1:05 p.m. Goodyear

                      April

                      1 vs. CLE 1:05 p.m. Peoria
                      2 @ SD 12:05 p.m. Peoria

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                      • #26
                        this and that

                        I guess the guys went through some situational hitting drills in camp the past day or two. Putting on a show was Ken Griffey Jr. from all reports. What I've heard is Jr. has done more of that (situational hitting) the last few years which is good, because we need a team approach to this offense. Get them on. Get them over and Get them in.

                        Wak will approaching Yuniesky Betancourt and see how the youngster feels about hitting in the two hole. Wak would like to see Yuni develop like Jose Lopez has at the plate. At the end of last year, the skipper moved Yuni into the two hole and Yuni actually did pretty good.

                        I know Ryan Rowland Smith wants to start but who will be the situational lefty out of the pen ? We have Wash, and Bedard going from that side at least until one or both of them are dealt somewhere. We'll see how it all shakes out in the coming weeks.

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                        • #27
                          Seattle vs San Diego Charity Game

                          Wednesday is the charity game which starts at 12:05 on KIRO (710 am) in Seattle. This kicks off the Spring Training Schedule. The LA Dodgers are in Arizona for the first time, having ended their long stay at Dodger Town in Florida. The M's will see the Dodgers on the 27th.

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                          • #28
                            WBC Mariners

                            Aumont, Phillippe CAN L/R 6'7" 220lbs 01/07/1989

                            Beltre, Adrian DOM R/R 5'11" 220lbs 04/07/1979

                            Campos, Manuel PAN R/R 6'2" 175lbs 01/12/1990

                            Chavez, Endy VEN L/L 6'0" 170lbs 02/07/1978

                            Halman, Greg NED R/R 6'4" 190lbs 08/26/1987

                            Hernandez, Felix VEN R/R 6'3" 225lbs 04/08/1986

                            Johjima, Kenji JPN R/R 6'0" 205lbs 06/08/1976

                            Liddi, Alex ITA R/R 6'4" 176lbs 08/14/1988

                            Lopez, Jose VEN R/R 6'0" 205lbs 11/24/1983

                            Phillips, Anthony RSA R/R 5'9" 160lbs 04/11/1990

                            Silva, Carlos VEN R/R 6'4" 250lbs 04/23/1979

                            Suzuki, Ichiro JPN L/R 5'11" 170lbs 10/22/1973

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Nat Bailey View Post
                              ^^ Its interesting.... did he have any past history of that (making a teammate accountable) or is he pretty much easy come easy go?
                              I think Buhner was that guy as well as Norm.

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                              • #30
                                Hot Stone League

                                Larry Stone, Seattle Times:

                                http://blog.seattletimes.nwsource.co...leftovers.html


                                http://blog.seattletimes.nwsource.co.../catch-22.html

                                http://blog.seattletimes.nwsource.co...tsu_hes_a.html

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