Whats wrong with the M’s?
After getting swept by the Tigers, at home, and looking inept for most of the weekend, the local dailies have busted out the doom and gloom.
Another Awful April, from John Hickey.
They’re all basically the same article. The M’s suck, it’s the same as always, the young kids aren’t ready, we miss Lou, yada yada yada.
None of it actually looks at why the M’s are 7-13 and struggling to score runs consistently. So, as a service to those who care about the answer more than hearing themselves complain, here’s what is actually wrong with the Seattle Mariners:
That’s it. That’s the extent of what’s wrong with the team. The wailing and gnashing of teeth about how terrible these guys are and how awful this season is boils down to three former all-stars hitting like middle infielders.
If you think Ichiro, Sexson, and Beltre are all going to be the worst players in the league at their position, then yes, this team is terrible, and everyone deserves to get run out of town.
But I’m pretty sure that no one believes Ichiro, Sexson, and Beltre are going to hit this badly all year long, and the rest of the team has been just fine.
Calm down, local media.