Big Board Update

JMB · April 6, 2005 at 4:32 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

At long last, the Big Board is updated with opening day minor league rosters. I’ve made guesses in some places as to who’ll be starting where, and rotations right now are simply in alphabetical order. This’ll all come together in the next week, as all four affiliates open their seasons tomorrow.

You’ll also notice some changes in how inactive players are listed. Rather than simply showing them as being on the DL, there are now sections for the 15- and 60-day disabled lists at the major league level and the 7-day at the minor league level. Players who are either suspended or simply inactive are listed as such. Finally, and by popular demand, I’ve included the date on which a player was put on the disabled or suspended list. I can’t guarantee these are 100% accurate to the day, particularly at the minor league level where such info can be hard to find, but they’re at least in the neighborhood.

OK, let’s have at it. Bad links, guys who aren’t really lefties, etc. You know the drill. I’ll try to answer questions as they come up, and hopefully Dave will cruise through here as well.


19 Responses to “Big Board Update”

  1. Paul Covert on April 6th, 2005 4:43 pm

    I assume you meant to delete Ryan and Rett?

    Otherwise, nice update– thanks!

  2. JMB on April 6th, 2005 4:55 pm

    They shouldn’t be on there — try a good old refresh.


  3. Ivan on April 6th, 2005 4:58 pm

    Jason, the vertical alignment of the columns is all fucked up. I’m using Firefox v1.0.2. Thanks.

  4. JMB on April 6th, 2005 5:00 pm

    We went through this last time — I’m using Mozilla and it does the same thing until I refresh the page once or twice.


  5. Paul Covert on April 6th, 2005 5:06 pm

    Oops. Sorry. Thanks.

  6. Ivan on April 6th, 2005 5:14 pm

    Sorry. Repeated attempts were unsuccessful. Then I reloaded and it was fine. Go figure. Thanks.

  7. Ivan on April 6th, 2005 5:19 pm

    Jason, one more question, sorry. Where’s C Danny Santin? Still in Peoria?

  8. J on April 6th, 2005 5:48 pm

    One kind of minor thing… apparently, Kevin Olore is still in the organization and is scheduled to be the opening day starter for the Sixers.,1413,208~28777~2800636,00.html

    I was pretty sure we released him when he tore his labrum, but maybe not (or maybe he re-signed).

  9. anotherjeff on April 6th, 2005 7:57 pm


    I just realized the only relief type guy on the 40 man playing in Tacoma is Sherrill. In light of Thorntons distaste for success and Madritsch possible injury, things could really strange in a hurry. Other than Kida and Heaverlo, I’m not familiar with any of the other guys in the Tacoma pen. Guess we all knew that pitching was an issue, but I hadn’t been keeping up enough to realize it was such a mess. If I were a pitcher in the upcoming draft, I’d be scared to death to come to Seattle and have my arm twisted off like a beer cap.

  10. Coach on April 6th, 2005 8:55 pm

    Casey Craig??

  11. Rob Philbrick on April 6th, 2005 9:23 pm

    tuiasasopo at 3rd base? interesting…

  12. AK1984 on April 6th, 2005 9:51 pm

    I would figure that Tuiasosopo will DH, while Chen will play third, since he played handled the hot corner in Everett last season.

  13. Darlene Kelly on April 6th, 2005 11:11 pm

    Thanks for the update… any idea what happened to Michael Garciaparra? And what is the injury to Nageotte? Is it serious?

  14. John D. on April 6th, 2005 11:52 pm

    Re: (# 13) MICHAEL GARCIAPARRA – He got plunked by one of his Inland Empire teammates. (4th paragraph). Seems to be O.K. to start the season for the Mariners A affiliate.

  15. Snuffy on April 7th, 2005 12:41 am

    What is the status of right-handed relief pitcher Phil Cullen, ex-Utah basketball player?

  16. Mike Curto on April 7th, 2005 1:29 am

    Your Rainiers rotation:

    Thurs @ Fresno: Campillo
    Fri @ Fresno: Felix
    Sat @ Fresno: Baek
    Sun @ Fresno: Pineiro (rehab)
    Mon @ Sacto: Dorman

    You can follow on Does that make me a spammer? This will never be seen…. unless I lie!

  17. Steve Thornton on April 7th, 2005 8:47 am

    So, what does the Big Board tell us about the future? Say, 2007-08?

    At catcher, Olivo should still be there, but will need a backup, who will be terrible. Whether it’s Christianson, who really crapped himself with his drug test, or one of the dozen nobodies in the system stepping up, or some aged veteran picked off the waiver wire, it doesn’t seem to matter. I’ll pick Rene Rivera, who will hit .190 but will at least be good behind the plate.

    At 1B, Sexson will be old, and while we won’t be desperate yet (I hope), we’ll be needing to have candidates in mind. I don’t see anything here; it won’t be Bucky, and it won’t be Rifkin or Hoorelbeke, I don’t think. Maybe someone from another position who can’t handle the defense there. There’s always free agency, I guess.

    2b: Boone will be done, whether the team knows it or not. We have a ton of guys who can play the position but none of them can hit at all. Someone like Asdrubal Cabrera might be our best hope there, if he’s ready by then.

    3b: Beltre should still be swingin’.

    ss: Ugh. If Adam Jones isn’t ready, or Cabrera (A, not J), we’re in trouble. Realistically, Lopez is the likely stopgap. One of the most interesting things to watch will be the progress of Betancourt, but previous Cuban League stars have not panned out so well. Two names that always get mentioned because they are well-known for other reasons are Tuiasosopo and Garciaparra. Neither is a prospect. Maybe Tui, if he can figure out how to play baseball, can wind up at 3rd, but I’m not betting on it.

    of-dh mix: Winn and Ibanez will be gone or past it. Leaving Reed in center or left and Ichiro in right. Jamal Strong and Shin-soo Choo are actual prospects, but neither has star potential. Balentien is an intriguing prospect; it’s way too early to say, but he could be a star, but not this soon. Snelling is the best guy on the list, and could seriously be an All-Star, but the question of whether he will ever actually play another game is wide open.

    Starting pitching: Moyer and Sele will be gone. Meche, probably as well, though you never know. Not Franklin, not Nageotte, not Blackley or any of those guys; they are at best stop-gaps (Campillo, Baek, etc.) The real prospects are Felix, of course, and a year behind him Bobby Livingston and Ryan Rowland-Smith. I think we’re all holding our breath on Madritsch’s injury at this point. Overall, I think we’ll have a few years here where we just suck (starting in ’05) but by ’07 or ’08 we should have a decent rotation.

    Relief: everybody will be gone. Maybe Putz will stick around; maybe he’ll be a good closer. Sherrill will probably be putting up very respectable numbers for Oakland or somebody. What the hell; if you’re smart, you can always cobble together a pen from retreads and castoffs and the usual prospect churn.

    What I’m seeing there, for a few years down the road, is a mediocre team staying mediocre for a long time. I don’t see any Edgars, A-Rods, or Griffeys coming along; not even Buhners or Boones. What we’ve got coming down the line is more Ibanezes and more Ramon Santiagos. We could have a decent, unspectacular outfield, Beltre, assuming he pans out, and not much else to back up a good rotation and a who-the-hell-knows bullpen.

    I’m not seeing 90 wins here, folks. If there was a real stud centerpiece, to go with Ichiro and Beltre, I’d be a lot happier. I don’t think it’s going to be Sexson in 2008. Which means smart trading and some good free agents. There will be dark horses emerging, but they won’t be bombers.

    It’ll be fun to watch it happen, though.

  18. scott on April 7th, 2005 9:34 am

    What about Shawn Nottingham? Everett/M’s Fan.

  19. jeff on April 7th, 2005 10:54 am

    Thornton is this really what you think

    Lopez a stopgap
    Tui not a prospect
    Nageotte and Blackley stopgaps at best
    Pen everyone gone
    Strong an actual prospect

    I would be worried if I did not disagree with all of this

    Okay so Strong is a prospect but Lopez(who is several yrs. younger and has been better at every level is not). Strong is a 4th OF at best which is fine but not a legit prospect.

    Lopez is evpected to be a good to very good big leaguer.

    Tui is likely to be fastracked to the bigs and is may have things to learn but he knows how to play baseball

    Nageotte will at worst be a solid contributer in the pen. Blackley provided he returns from injury is still very young and should be a successful MOR type of pitcher

    The pen does not look that bad either

    Soriano, Nageotte, Sherrill, Putz, another lefty and another righty. That has the makings of being a very godd pen.