Game 86, Mariners at Angels
Pre-game quotes about the potential for trading Eddie Guardado:
“I’m not sure we would want to (trade him),” Seattle general manager Bill Bavasi said. “We certainly would not take a cavalier approach to moving him. This guy’s really important. I know important guys have been traded from clubs, but he’s very important to us.
“This team right now is lacking success, it’s lacking character – it’s lacking a lot of things that Eddie Guardado’s got.”
Eddie’s got success? He’s been holding out on us! I’ll hold him, you search his locker. He can keep the character.
Let’s see if Ryan Franklin’s character involves keeping the ball down, getting ahead in the count and scoring runs early. John Lackey goes for the Angels.