Draft coverage from the News Tribune

DMZ · June 6, 2005 at 1:52 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

The Tacoma News Tribune’s got a nice Corey Brock piece up on the draft worth checking out.


16 Responses to “Draft coverage from the News Tribune”

  1. Tim on June 6th, 2005 2:11 pm

    Web page design needs help but the article is good for sure.

  2. isaac_spaceman on June 6th, 2005 2:21 pm

    The TNT says that the Mariners are still considering Upton. The P-I today half-disagrees, saying that the team has narrowed its list down to five (Clement, Mayberry (again), Gordon, Pelfrey, Tulowitzki), though it hedges in saying that the team could take Upton if he slides to #3. Is the team down on Upton or is the P-I’s list of five just based on the assumption that Upton won’t last until #3?

  3. Eric on June 6th, 2005 2:37 pm

    Everything I have read says the Ms have Upton #1, I assume the PI piece is based on D’Backs taking Upton

  4. Knuckles on June 6th, 2005 2:41 pm

    TNT has become my paper of record, supplanting the PI. Adding Jon Paul Morosi as staff baseball writer didn’t help that (although almost anyone would be better than Andriessen).

  5. dan on June 6th, 2005 2:43 pm

    How about this latest update from BA’s draft tracker:

    12. Jeff Clement, c, U. of Southern California
    6/6 Update: Rumors persist he’ll go in the first 10 picks, with the strongest word having him going third overall to the Mariners


  6. PositivePaul on June 6th, 2005 3:04 pm

    Ix-nay on Ement-Clay. Please. I’d take Maybin over Clement, and I don’t know all that much about this year’s crop.

    If Upton and Gordon are gone, we’ve got to take a serious look at a pitcher.

  7. The Ancient Mariner on June 6th, 2005 4:19 pm

    Why down on Morosi? The pieces he posted on Fuson and scouting were solid (and certainly, anything that brings Fuson to the attention of the casual M’s fan is good in my book).

  8. Dobbs on June 6th, 2005 5:20 pm

    This still disgusts me:

    “Mariners lost their own first-round pick for signing Greg Colbrunn.”

    They keep talking about what a crapshoot the draft is, but ignore the quality of players the Mariners took with Griffey, Tino, A-Rod, Varitek, Meche, Anderson.

    If Meche and Anderson both don’t have so many injuries, they could’ve been a nice 1-2 punch. It’s tiresome seeing management do their best to avoid top draft picks. Any good reason why they do it?

    In other news, for some reason, I was listening to KJRAM the other day and the guy was asking listeners, “Why hasn’t Bavasi gotten as much bad publicity for turning this team into what it is than Wally Walker got for what he did with the Sonics?”

    Obviously he never read here last year before the season started.

  9. J on June 6th, 2005 6:02 pm

    why are many down on Clement? I don’t follow the college game, but what isn’t to like? Lefty, Power, walks? Is his defense that bad?

  10. Martino on June 6th, 2005 8:44 pm

    I have a bad feeling that this is what we’ll be reading in the papers the Wednesday morning:

    “Even though (Player X) was rated as a low first round, possibly early second round pick Seattle Mariner general manager Bill Bavasi said, ‘We really liked (Player X), he has the kind of intangibles that can’t be measured on a stat sheet.’ While (Player X) is not considered a great offensive prospect, hitting only .249 his senior season, he attracted scouts with his speed and ability to play several positions.”

  11. Logan on June 6th, 2005 11:08 pm

    Last thing I want to draft is a pitcher. (Thornton, Anderson)

    I’m with you J, Clement is my pick. I am extremely excited about the recent buzz that Clement has been linked with Seattle. Bavasi has no clue on the Draft he is surrounded by some good people (Bob Engle/Fontaine). This will be Bob Fontaine’s baby. Clement or Bust!

  12. The Ancient Mariner on June 7th, 2005 12:05 am

    Personally, if Gordon and Upton are gone (*crossing fingers, elbows, knees, toes, and eyes*), I think the likely pick–Tulowitzki–probably is the best. Jeff Clement looks uncomfortably like Eric Munson to me (though I expect he’ll be a better hitter); Tulowitzki isn’t likely to be a great hitter (though Nomar was good-field, no-hit in college, so you can never be sure), but he should be a good hitter, a very good shortstop, and a dependable piece of the lineup for a good long time. Not an impact player, but hey, we have a hole, and if we draft him it would be well filled.

  13. taro on June 7th, 2005 2:12 am

    Best M’s draft coverage on the net. Check it out.


  14. Bodhizefa on June 7th, 2005 3:00 am

    The main downside I would see with a pick like Clement as our future catcher is that catchers generally take longer to ascend to the majors because they take longer to adjust (more required of the position is generally accepted as the reason behind this retarded rise to the majors). And yes, I just said retarded, heh.

    Anyway, if Gordon and Upton are gone (and I’m just assuming they will be because it would be too much for my simple brain to compute to think otherwise), I have to think it comes down to Clement or Tulo from what we’re hearing. I wouldn’t mind taking a risk on Maybin and his tools, but that’s something the front office is unlikely to try considering Bavasi will want someone who can help as immediately as possible, lest he get fired before he sees the player make it to the show.

    :crossing fingers for one of the Big Two so we don’t have to decide among the lessers:

  15. ray on June 7th, 2005 5:41 am

    I love the M’s thinking: “you can never have enough SS.” What don’t the M’s just field a team off only SS including the pitchers. That will really solve their problems. Yea!, and I’m the Pope: “Your are forgiven my son, Bavasi, now say 1 million rosaries”.

  16. Dobbs on June 7th, 2005 7:25 am

    Well it seems like the M’s only have 1 guy in the minors (Cabrera) that has a shot at playing SS in the big leagues. Getting another that’s closer to being ready doesn’t hurt us, and still leaves an opening for either of them to switch to 2nd base in the future if Lopez doesn’t pan out well.