Weekend Mariner newsathon

DMZ · March 12, 2006 at 12:41 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

A couple of nice articles in the News Tribune: Lawton’s steroid use, Sexson’s still working on his swing despite a hot start, Bryan Price is working out in Arizona, and the good news on Meche is the strain’s not so bad. I’m not sure what bad news would have been. Just kidding, Gil, just kidding.

From the Times: Mariner pitchers getting hammered. Also, Mateo’s left camp because of a death in the family.


10 Responses to “Weekend Mariner newsathon”

  1. pensive on March 12th, 2006 1:41 pm

    Ichiro goes deep first at bat. Yeah Hargrove knows how to manage Ichiro.

  2. Joe C. in Buffalo on March 12th, 2006 2:16 pm

    I’m no fan of Hargrove, but I see no connection.

  3. mln on March 12th, 2006 2:23 pm

    Mariners pitchers getting hammered

    Why do I have a feeling that this will be a headline all season?

  4. Steve T on March 12th, 2006 2:42 pm

    I don’t think there’s any more relationship between spring training pitching, especially early spring training pitching, and regular season pitching than there is with sunspots.

    I think the chances that Appier, for instance, will be an effective pickup for us are exactly the same as they were before his one good outing.

    In fact I think the very idea that spring training has any value at all in determining who should play for us and who should not is crap. Teams that pretend it does hurt themselves by not relying on the mountains of evidence from places that matter. Spring training is a place for guys to get back in the swing of playing baseball every day without getting hurt.

  5. joser on March 12th, 2006 3:16 pm

    Except for guys who come in after rehabbing from an injury. In that case all your mountains of evidence may not mean anything because he may not be the player he was before. Foppert, for example.

  6. Steve T on March 12th, 2006 4:36 pm

    In which case the amount of evidence provided by spring training remains infinitesimal and nothing to go by. You can judge whether his arms and legs are moving correctly, that’s about it.

    How about that game the USA just flat-out stole from Japan? The Japanese should protest; that was the worst call I’ve ever seen. The Japanese player was on the bag.

  7. zzyzx on March 12th, 2006 4:51 pm

    I’m not convinced the call was that bad just because it looked like he left early on the first replay. How do we know that the replay is synced correctly?

    Besides, you have to figure that A-Rod’s hit scores two.

  8. zzyzx on March 12th, 2006 5:41 pm

    Beltre goes deep AGAIN!

    I really hope this is an omen for the regular season.

  9. teneleven on March 12th, 2006 9:12 pm

    Mariners pitchers getting hammered

    For what Safeco Field charges for a brew these days, I doubt they’ll be getting *that* hammered this season.

  10. msb on March 12th, 2006 10:09 pm

    The Herald tells us that you don’t want to join Roger Hansen’s Breakfast Club and that Snohomish’s Adam Eaton is looking forward to his new team the Rangers. So, has Adam actually ever pitched in the Ballpark at Arlington?

    oh, and Derek brought up Shane Monahan the other day– his grandfather died saturday: “Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion, the hockey Hall of Famer credited with inventing the slap shot, died Saturday before his No. 5 jersey was retired by the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens went ahead with the ceremony before Saturday night’s game against the New York Rangers. Geoffrion’s wife, Marlene, his three children and his grandchildren were in attendance. His number went up right next to the No. 7 of Marlene’s father, Canadiens great Howie Morenz, just as Geoffrion predicted many years ago when the couple was dating.”

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