Short-time Mariner Quinton McCracken is hitting .318/.366/.494 in 85 at-bats with the Diamondbacks. Rich Aurilia’s hitting .314/.375/.486 in 35 at-bats since joining the Padres. Aaaaaaah!
This is a pitcher you can trade: 11-13, 3.57 ERA, .251 average against.
This is not: 3-11, 5.13 ERA, .296 average against.
Sadly, they’re both Ryan Franklin.
Looks like the Rainiers and M’s are close to a deal which would keep the M’s AAA affiliate in Tacoma through 2006. The deal includes a reported $600,000 in improvements to Cheney Stadium.