Pokey gets owie

DMZ · February 24, 2005 at 9:44 am · Filed Under Mariners 

I know, I know, that’s terrible.

Pokey Reese sprained his ankle. “Slight sprain” is the word from the team. Reese has a long and storied injury history, and we knew this was part of the package. He’s supposed to be fine.


20 Responses to “Pokey gets owie”

  1. Shoeless Jose on February 24th, 2005 10:05 am

    Pokey Reese: the best job security Willy Bloomquist ever had.

    It’s too bad Ibanez or Winn (or Bucky) couldn’t play SS. So which of Tacoma leftside boys (Leone, Lopez, Santiago, Dobbs? Morse?) are we likely to see first in line to sign Pokey’s cast this summer?

  2. Jeff on February 24th, 2005 10:31 am

    Snelling to get MRI on sore knee. Sigh.

  3. Evan on February 24th, 2005 10:31 am

    I just read this in the Times.

    More disturbing was the bottom of the article, where Hargrover said Speez was going to get playing time in the outfield.

  4. Ken Hanselman on February 24th, 2005 10:37 am

    You put your right foot in,
    You put your right foot out;
    You put your right foot in,
    And you shake it all about.
    You do the Hokey-Pokey,
    And you turn yourself around.
    That’s what it’s all about!

    Repeat, substituting for “right foot” the following: left foot, right hand, left hand, right side, left side, nose, backside, head, and whole self.

    Rick Griffin should negotiate a raise while he has a chance!

    (Please don’t anyone send this to the front office, or we’ll be hearing it before every Pokey AB, rare as they may be).

  5. JMB on February 24th, 2005 10:41 am

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  6. PositivePaul on February 24th, 2005 10:41 am

    But Ken (comment #4), you forgot to change it a little bit.

    “You do the Hokey-Pokey
    As you sit on the DL
    That’s what it’s all about”

  7. PositivePaul on February 24th, 2005 10:43 am

    As do I.


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  8. Steve Thornton on February 24th, 2005 10:44 am

    The mental image of Bucky playing short made my day, thanks!

  9. Jeff on February 24th, 2005 10:52 am

    Registration: Firefox? Bugmenot.com? Anyone?

  10. PositivePaul on February 24th, 2005 11:12 am

    Hey, the Yankees signed Rey Sanchez. I thought he did pretty well for us in his short time here, and not just with the bat. Why’d we pass him up?

    I’d rather have him as the backup than WFB or even Lopez…

  11. Ralph Malph on February 24th, 2005 11:27 am

    Interestingly, Sanchez’ OPS during his stint in Seattle is exactly the same as Bloomquist’s lifetime OPS. I shudder to say this, but I’d prefer Bloomquist because he has the potential to improve at age 27. Sanchez is 37.

    Let the Yankees have the Sanchez’ and Womacks of the world.

  12. eponymous coward on February 24th, 2005 12:57 pm

    Because Sanchez can actually PLAY SS well, as opposed to WFB being a shortstop because he’s playing at the position, not because he’s good at it.

    All things being equal, I prefer no-hit bench players who can play critical defensive positions decently as opposed to badly.

  13. PositivePaul on February 24th, 2005 1:23 pm

    That’s what I was getting at, eponymous.

    Of course, we still have Ramon Santiago in camp. I’d rather have HIM defensively at short than WFB.

  14. Ralph Malph on February 24th, 2005 1:24 pm

    Well that depends who your starters are. If your starting SS is a good-glove, no-hit guy you don’t have as much of a need for one of those on your bench.

    Obviously Bloomquist is neither a good glove nor a good bat. But you’ve already got another good glove, no hit guy in the system in Santiago. We certainly don’t need a 3rd one who is 37 years old.

  15. JMB on February 24th, 2005 1:32 pm

    Even bugmenot is more work that I’m willing to put in. But how does Firefox help with registration? I’m using Mozilla.


  16. DMZ on February 24th, 2005 1:36 pm

    There’s a plug-in that essentially makes faking out registrations simple and easy when it works. But installing the plug-in may be more work than you’re willing to put in.

  17. eponymous coward on February 24th, 2005 1:48 pm

    But you’ve already got another good glove, no hit guy in the system in Santiago

    Except Santiago’s level of no-hit is at Ray Oyler-esque levels. A .600 lifetime OPS in 750+ PA’s? With no sign of being able to hit in AAA either? Thanks, I’ll pass.

  18. Ralph Malph on February 24th, 2005 2:01 pm

    Arguing about the relative merits of Bloomquist, Santiago, and Sanchez as a backup infielder is, of course, like arguing about whether you’d rather live in North Korea or Falluja. But I won’t let that stop me.

    Santiago was called up by the Tigers after playing a total of 31 games above the level of A-ball. He has played a total of 80 games in AAA. I think it’s a little premature to say he hasn’t showed signs of being able to hit at AAA.

    In a way he is a victim of his good glove, because he’s gotten called up too soon at every level.

    Yes, he is a lousy hitter, but I think he has a higher upside than Ray Oyler. I think some day he might develop into as good a hitter as Willie Bloomquist or Rey Sanchez.

  19. Jeff on February 24th, 2005 5:29 pm

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  20. Pilots fan on February 25th, 2005 1:16 pm

    Ray Oyler references! I love it!

    Seriously, I’ve posted a few times over the last month that this issue was a serious one — who is our Pokey back-up strategy? None of us seems to have a firm opinion about who we like or who might emerge, only who we don’t like. I’d like to ask if anyone has any more info on the candidates. By a Pokey back-up strategy I mean someone who can step in and start for 1 month or more every day, should Pokey get a big “owie”.

    I did not know Santiago had such little minor league experience, thanks Ralph. Any more info? We all know about Bloomquist and have our own opinions. Is there anyone that can shed some more light on Gutierrez and Gil (I’m assuming Betancourt, Morse, Jones, et al are not in the SS picture for the big club this year) who seem to be the two that were brought into camp to deal with this issue? Do we have a solution???