It’s alive… ALIVE!

JMB · October 14, 2005 at 2:37 pm · Filed Under Site information 

Funny thing happened over the course of the past two days — I updated the Big Board for the first time since April. If you’re new to the site, the Big Board is/was a full organizational depth chart, and one of the things I think made the USS Mariner unique among M’s blogs (and MLB blogs in general).

When we moved out to New York in April, I went without easy Internet access for about a month and just never got around to updating it. Baseball America’s lack of statistics didn’t help the cause any. So rather than have it be horribly out of date, I simply removed the link from the left nav. I’m pleased to report that both link and Big Board are back (and they’re baaad).

A few notes: The Big Board represents, more or less, the way the season ended and is based on Baseball America’s team rosters. This means you’ve got wacky placements like Michael Garciaparra in Tacoma, despite the fact that he spent the entire season at Inland Empire. So please no complaining about that. I also make no guarantees about position players — I mostly just threw guys in where I thought they fit. Starting rotations are much better, listing the five guys who started the most games.

It’s not perfect, but at least now you can see all the players who are in the system.

I’m sure there will be questions and corrections, so away we go.


61 Responses to “It’s alive… ALIVE!”

  1. David J Corcoran on October 16th, 2005 5:12 pm

    Yup. Gipper is an Astro, not on the postseason roster, but still in uniform and in the dugout and an Astro.

  2. msb on October 16th, 2005 7:47 pm

    and a very enthusiastic cheerleader

  3. msb on October 16th, 2005 8:12 pm

    I haven’t heard as much of the tv audio for the Angels games– has Lou mentioned when he had Podsednik in Seattle, in the way he’s mentioned Garcia, Cora, Norm?….

  4. David J Corcoran on October 16th, 2005 8:21 pm

    53: Lou has conveniently *not* mentioned Podsy as a Mariner, for obvious reasons.

  5. Jon Helfgott on October 16th, 2005 8:40 pm

    Lou had Podsednik in Seattle for all of 26 at-bats. He probably barely remembers the guy.

  6. JMB on October 16th, 2005 8:53 pm

    msb is getting at the fact that it was Lou himself who got rid of Podsednik, saying he wouldn’t make it in the majors…

  7. Colm on October 16th, 2005 9:44 pm

    msb: Owls? Surely Rick Neuheisel is not going to coach my beloved Sheffield Wednesday?

  8. pensive on October 16th, 2005 10:54 pm

    Posednik was as a Mariner and is now scrappier than Bloomquist. Some ML players that Ms got nothing in return for is confusing and frustrating at times.

  9. Colm on October 16th, 2005 11:20 pm

    Bases loaded triple in his first ever major league at-bat. Wasn’t that Podsednik?

  10. edgarfan on October 17th, 2005 12:32 am

    Yep, the triple was Podsednik. Got fined by Buhner in kangaroo court, too, for not running through the stop sign at third (he probably could have had an inside-the-park grand slam).

    For all the acclaim he’s getting, he’s not that great a ballplayer, though. He’s basically cruising on the reputation of his 2003 season (.822 OPS with 59 SB). He stole more in 2004, but his power numbers have cratered, and his OBP fluctuates with his batting average such that he has to hit .280 or better to be useful. He’s a one-dimensional player (speed) who can only play the outfield. His OPS was sub-.680 in 2004, and this year he slugged for a lower percentage than he got on base (hard to do). No homers, and just one triple for all that speed.

    When he was released by the M’s, what the club really needed was a slugging left-fielder, to complement Ichiro and Cameron in the outfield, not a singles-hitting speed guy.

  11. stampade1 on November 16th, 2005 7:39 pm

    Hey Matt!!! I talk to Troy weekly he is doing well!
    His daughter is getting tall! Troy Cate was black balled by one of his coaches!! Thats why he was released!!!!