Big Board!

JMB · December 23, 2004 at 11:37 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Hey now! I just posted an updated Big Board, so y’all can quit bugging me about it.

Please note that the BB is most accurate at the major league level, and even then, you never know; We came up with what we thought the roster would look like if the season started tomorrow. In the minors, I didn’t even try to project who’d be where, who’s getting promotions, who the starters are, etc., so please don’t complain about that. What you are allowed to complain about are links that are wrong or don’t work, or if you notice I have a guy listed as left-handed who really isn’t, stuff like that. In that case, drop a note in the comments.

Oh, and as requested, I added “last updated” dates to the links on the left, for both the Big Board and Dave’s Future Forty. Thanks to whoever suggested that in the comments recently.


56 Responses to “Big Board!”

  1. Dave on December 24th, 2004 12:29 am

    Yes they have. Trust me on this one.

  2. Zip Bailey on December 24th, 2004 10:29 am

    Re: Felix Hernandez… At what point does the organization start to let him throw his slider? And when they do, does he go on some sort of slider “pitch count”? I hear it’s his best pitch (though it sounds like he can get along without it). How do teams/coaches typically manage this sort of thing? Who makes the decision about how/when to let him throw everything he has?

  3. A-Dog on December 24th, 2004 12:20 pm

    So it sounds like out of our system Cabrera has the best chance of someday being the everyday SS on our big league club… when does he get to the show, best case scenario?

  4. Terry Benish on December 24th, 2004 1:05 pm

    Tui, might be ready offensively midway through 06 season. He’s got an enormous arm.

  5. adam on December 24th, 2004 5:47 pm

    When it comes to Felix’s slider, basically they shouldn’t let him throw it. Even if he strikes out 20 batters in a game like Kerry Wood, it’s still not worth the risk.

    Now, if he’s in the major leagues, I would allow him to throw it about 5 times a game when he gets into a jam. He won’t need the pitch at all if he keeps refining the three he has, he could essentially become the 2001 Freddy Garcia with a few extra miles per hour on his fastball, which I think we all would be content with.

    He’s just too young, if he gets to 23 without trouble, than let him work it in a little more often. The extra strikeouts in the end won’t be worth it.

  6. THE GRIM REAPER on December 26th, 2004 6:41 pm