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Is it time for the Mariners to find a power hitter?

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  • Is it time for the Mariners to find a power hitter?

    With the DH spot providing no pop and Milton Bradley out indefinitely, is it time for the Mariners to sign:

    Carlos Delgado
    or
    Jermaine Dye
    or
    Jack Cust
    or
    Barry Bonds

    They could stick Griffey in LF since they got Gutierrez in Center, and sign someone (not Bonds) to DH. Or they could stick someone out there in LF. They are getting nothing out of their first baseman either, right?

  • #2
    Originally posted by micsmith View Post
    With the DH spot providing no pop and Milton Bradley out indefinitely, is it time for the Mariners to sign:

    Carlos Delgado
    or
    Jermaine Dye
    or
    Jack Cust
    or
    Barry Bonds

    They could stick Griffey in LF since they got Gutierrez in Center, and sign someone (not Bonds) to DH. Or they could stick someone out there in LF. They are getting nothing out of their first baseman either, right?
    Absolutely. they need a power bat soon. not necessarily a 50 yo bonds but they need a power bat. of course power bats are expensive so it's not an easy task. but if they want to compete for the POs they need it, since griffey is getting from old to very old.
    I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by micsmith View Post
      With the DH spot providing no pop and Milton Bradley out indefinitely, is it time for the Mariners to sign:

      Carlos Delgado
      or
      Jermaine Dye
      or
      Jack Cust
      or
      Barry Bonds

      They could stick Griffey in LF since they got Gutierrez in Center, and sign someone (not Bonds) to DH. Or they could stick someone out there in LF. They are getting nothing out of their first baseman either, right?
      Cust is not a free agent. He's playing for the A's Triple-A Sacramento team. Delgado is not physically ready and you yourself discount Bonds (and it's really not realistic anyway). Of the names you mention, only Dye is a realistic possibility, but he'd still take weeks to get ready.
      San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!

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      • #4
        No. The time was the offseason. I have no idea why they failed to address their offense in the offseason.

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        • #5
          When is it NOT time to be looking to be able to add power?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by CandlestickBum View Post
            When is it NOT time to be looking to be able to add power?
            of course. but with seattle it's really extreme. they have noo power whatsoever, and they can't play small ball because they only have 2 guys who can hit(ichiro and figgins, the latter is struggling also).
            they might have the worst offense in all majors right now(sad because of their great pitching even though it's not quite in top form right now)
            I now have my own non commercial blog about training for batspeed and power using my training experience in baseball and track and field.

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            • #7
              How about Gary Sheffield?

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              • #8
                Please come and get Carlos Lee!
                Born to an age where horror has become commonplace, where tragedy has, by its monotonous repetition, become a parody of sorrow, we need to fence off a few parks where humans try to be fair, where skill has some hope of reward, [and] where absurdity has a harder time than usual getting a ticket." -- Thomas Boswell, 1984

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                • #9
                  Jermaine Dye would be the better addition out of the short list. I still don't know why he hasn't signed with any team yet... is he holding out for ridiculous money...?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by History Of Baseball Fan View Post
                    Jermaine Dye would be the better addition out of the short list. I still don't know why he hasn't signed with any team yet... is he holding out for ridiculous money...?
                    I guess he's still looking for a multi-year deal, but no one wants to give him one at this point.
                    46 wins to match last year's total

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by History Of Baseball Fan View Post
                      Jermaine Dye would be the better addition out of the short list. I still don't know why he hasn't signed with any team yet... is he holding out for ridiculous money...?
                      Dye turned down off-season offers forn the Cubs and Brewers. He thought something better would come along, but nothing has. After an all-star worthy first half last year, his game just went to hell in the second half. Apparently, nobody wants to take a chance on him.
                      Shalom, y'all!
                      What's the rumpus?

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                      • #12
                        Wow, what a bad economy for those bazillion-dollar players to deal with. Still, he might be easier to sign than C Lee with that horrid contract.
                        Born to an age where horror has become commonplace, where tragedy has, by its monotonous repetition, become a parody of sorrow, we need to fence off a few parks where humans try to be fair, where skill has some hope of reward, [and] where absurdity has a harder time than usual getting a ticket." -- Thomas Boswell, 1984

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                        • #13
                          Seattle could probably work something with the Nationals to acquire Adam Dunn. Dunn would get them through the end of this year at least. The Nats could use a decent reliever or two (even veterans work for me).

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Milt on Tilt View Post
                            No. The time was the offseason. I have no idea why they failed to address their offense in the offseason.
                            And sign who? We were strapped with budget cuts this season, unfortunately. The free agent pool was also too shallow. Bay was available, and we offered, but the Mets outbid the M's by overpaying.
                            Last edited by Trickyhop; 05-10-2010, 01:00 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by dominik View Post
                              of course. but with seattle it's really extreme. they have noo power whatsoever, and they can't play small ball because they only have 2 guys who can hit(ichiro and figgins, the latter is struggling also).
                              they might have the worst offense in all majors right now(sad because of their great pitching even though it's not quite in top form right now)
                              They do have the worst offense, bar none. Before last nights game (and perhaps even still) the M's were last in the American League in average (.225), on-base percentage (.302), slugging (.315), runs (94) and home runs (10). I think there are individuals out there with better HR numbers.

                              Everybody is struggling so bad except for Franklin Gutierrez and Ichiro. Bradley is on the restricted list. Last night, the Tacoma Rainiers beat the L.A. Angels. It's really that bad. Up to 2 games ago, there had only been one single extra base hit out of the DH position, which has mostly been dominated by Griffey. It takes a thousand at bats just to score a single run in a game. It's just too much work for not enough production.

                              Franklin Gutierrez has been batting 3rd for a little while now as he was batting lower in the order swinging a really hot bat. His average has since dropped a bit (though he's holding his own respectably) as he has NOBODY batting behind him to protect him. He is currently seeing the hardest pitches in the lineup. Eek. He's not a #3 guy anyways. This is harsh.
                              Last edited by Trickyhop; 05-10-2010, 01:01 PM.

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