PI bit, other good stuff

DMZ · June 9, 2005 at 9:54 am · Filed Under Mariners 

How many runs do you need to win?

And, as always — if you want these columns to keep going, or if you’d like to see this stuff in print, a totally random passer-by offered places you can write to express your opinions.

In the PI notebook, Boone is trying to lay off the high cheese.

“It’s been an Achilles’ heel for much of his career,” Hargrove said. “Now he’s trying to stay off high pitches. When he does that, the pitches he’ll get to swing at will be better.”


Also as part of their fine draft coverage, Baseball America has the Mariner team draft up.

It’s cool to just browse through. Clement, five pitchers (one out of high school), two college 3B, a Puerto Rican OF… of their 48 picks, fully half were college players.


59 Responses to “PI bit, other good stuff”

  1. Roger on June 9th, 2005 2:51 pm

    #48: Or else he’ll be squished like an insect? Sorry, couldn’t resist.

    Nice article, Derek.

  2. Jim on June 9th, 2005 2:56 pm

    Re: Nepotism – Look around the majors – a significant number of players (not close to a majority but too large to write off as coincidence) are sons of former ML players and/or managers. Considering the riduculous number of draft rounds in MLB, it’s worthwhile to take a flyer on a kid with decent talent plus bloodlines. All other indicators being equal, you’d definitely go with bloodlines.
    True nepotism, on the other hand, would be drafting an undeserving child of one of your owners/FO/coaches/players. Craig Griffey falls into the latter category I believe, although less-so than some of this year’s picks.

  3. paul on June 9th, 2005 3:14 pm

    Hiring a child is a favor to your employee. If you like your employee then you make him happy.

    I would be interested to know of the sons who were not drafted while their fathers managed.

  4. jc on June 9th, 2005 3:20 pm

    Vince never drove a bus .Tommy knew him from the wiseguys in philly that used to bring lasorda his italian food after the games in philly.Ive read this story many times.Vince is alledgedly in construction…lol and so was jon gatti

  5. Paul Covert on June 9th, 2005 3:25 pm

    And hey, if the Andy Hargrove thing doesn’t work out, we could always bring Matt Woodward out of retirement….

  6. anotherjeff on June 9th, 2005 3:29 pm

    Great Read DMZ! Should someone telegram the article to Fairly?

  7. zzyzx on June 9th, 2005 3:38 pm

    The typo I noticed in 32 is still there.

  8. Shannon Fears on June 9th, 2005 10:46 pm

    That typo’s been fixed. These things will get fixed faster if you’ll just drop a line to newmedia@seattlepi.com. Thanks.

  9. Kevin on July 26th, 2005 1:32 pm

    On June 9th, “Jim” posted “Quinnipiac used to be a place where you went if you were too ashamed or wealthy to go to a community college. Somewhere along the line…..they decided to become the whipping boys of Division I sports.”

    “Jim”….have you ever heard of Quinnipiac, or did you think that would be funny to make fun of the school with the Q in it’s name? It actually happens to be one of the top Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and mass communications universities in the Northeast, routinely sending students on to NYC and Boston hospitals, and many future broadcaster up the road to Bristol, CT to a little place called ESPN…ever heard of THAT? Check your facts, dude…. Quinnipiac is far from a community college.

    And how about giving the small school from Connecticut some credit for making the CWS for the first time in school history? Sure they got lambasted by Texas and Miami (OH), but they’re two much more established programs. Bryan Sabatella, your first pick from Quinnipiac, happened to win the triple crown in the conference. So rag on the school if you want, but one of your top draft picks came from there.