Mailbag: Hargrove says Foppert’s ‘in the mix’
Like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get with MLB.com’s Mariners Mailbag.
Mixed in with an assortment of questions best described as “random,” this one contains a brief remark from Mike Hargrove about how Jesse Foppert will get a shot to crack the rotation.
While the Mariners starting rotation appears to be set with Jamie Moyer, Joel Pineiro, Jarrod Washburn, Gil Meche and Felix Hernandez, manager Mike Hargrove said recently that Foppert has a chance to impress the team in March.
“He’s coming to Spring Training,” Hargrove said. “We will see. I think that given the state of our starting rotation at the end of the year last year, going into Spring Training, everybody is in the mix.”
Sure, this is manager-speak, and it’s important not to put too much stock in it. If Foppert’s healthy and gets a chance, though, I’m really excited to see what the prize acquisition of the Randy Winn trade can do.
Of course, we all know he will end up being called “Foppie,” but let’s beat on, boats against the current, anyhow.]