Choo Up To Replace Reed

Jeff · July 3, 2006 at 12:46 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Only link I can find right now is Rotoworld, but it’s true, I swear.


67 Responses to “Choo Up To Replace Reed”

  1. Ralph Malph on July 3rd, 2006 3:16 pm

    Can someone explain how Doyle can still be on the 15-day DL? I thought rehab assignments were limited to 20 days for hitters, but he’s been playing at Tacoma since mid-May. I would have thought that after 20 days they’d have to either bring him up or option him to Tacoma, but he seems to be stuck in rehab limbo.

  2. Rusty on July 3rd, 2006 3:19 pm

    Mariners have signed international free agent Ricardo Ferrer, a rhp out of venezuela for $290K.

    Anybody have a scouting report on Ferrer? Even a thumbnail sketch?

  3. ivan on July 3rd, 2006 3:25 pm

    26, 28:

    You guys would rather have Willie in CF than Borchard? Not me.

  4. Rusty on July 3rd, 2006 3:25 pm

    On Ferrer…

    As they say… Google is your friend, but there’s not much there. ESPN had a list of the Top 11 Latin players available for signing. Ferrer didn’t make that list but he was included in a listing of 9 other players at the end of the list as other prospects to watch.

  5. David J. Corcoran I on July 3rd, 2006 3:25 pm

    51: Here

    I actually just asked about it, and somebody said:

    ” 05/20/2006 Chris Snelling

    Completed ML Rehab assignement. Reinstated by Seattle from Disabled List and optioned to Tacoma.”

    From Tacoma

  6. Mike Snow on July 3rd, 2006 3:29 pm

    Anybody have a scouting report on Ferrer? Even a thumbnail sketch?

    Well, his signing bonus is about 40% of what the King got, so he probably has the potential to be about 40% the pitcher Felix is. Beyond that, presumably he’s a hard-throwing 16-year-old, like the rest of them.

  7. Ralph Malph on July 3rd, 2006 3:46 pm

    Thanks Mr. Corcoran. still lists Doyle on the 15-day DL.

  8. Eugene on July 3rd, 2006 4:07 pm

    Anyone planning on going to tomorrow’s 4th of July game? Nothing like beer, baseball, hot dogs, and Choo’s 2006 debut on the 4th of July.

  9. Churchill on July 3rd, 2006 4:11 pm also erased Oswaldo Navarro from the 40-man until three days ago. They aren’t very current and often skips details such as that.

    The M’s say Ferrer is a projectable right-hander with a high 80s fastball and a pretty good slider.

  10. Coach Owens on July 3rd, 2006 4:18 pm

    Also the Mariners placed Reed and Sean Green on the DL and called up Choo and Fruto.

  11. Oly Rainiers Fan on July 3rd, 2006 4:49 pm

    FWIW, and I hadn’t seen anbody mention it yet, when Fruto made his ML debut earlier this year he became the first Columbian ever to pitch in the big leagues. All the other Columbian players are position players.

    Choo has played exactly 4 games in CF this year thus far with the Rainiers, out of 79 games played. 3 of them were on the road, which helps me to rationalize why I didn’t remember ever seeing it, though clearly, my mind was elsewhere on 6/15 when he played CF in Cheney and I was there.

    Best of luck to him, kind of a bummer he’s missing the PCL all-star game, but I’m betting he’d rather be with the big club on his birthday, which is next week.

  12. Mat on July 3rd, 2006 5:35 pm

    You guys would rather have Willie in CF than Borchard? Not me.

    Who said anything about Willie over Borchard? When Reed was healthy, he was a better option than Borchard in CF. Now that Reed isn’t healthy, Choo is a better option than Borchard. If you’re looking for a backup, Lawton was going to be just as good as Borchard.

    This organization can both not play Willie in CF regularly and not have Joe Borchard on the 25-man roster. Losing Joe Borchard was not a big deal.

  13. flippy on July 3rd, 2006 5:46 pm

    I know there’s a joke there about the trains at Safeco and Choo, I just can’t think of it. I read all 63 comments and I still can’t think of one.

  14. David J. Corcoran I on July 3rd, 2006 5:52 pm

    Shin-Soo Choo Choo?

  15. Jim Thomsen on July 3rd, 2006 6:15 pm

    “Ichiro the Outfield Scrivener,” by Herman Melville:

    “Damn it, man!” Hargrove thundered. “I have asked you to do this job of moving to center field. Will you not do it?”

    “I would prefer not-to,” Ichiro replied.

    The flat calmness of his demeanor made the manager desire to spring upon him and strike him a smoking blow from one hairy fist, but with some effort, Hargrove controlled himself.

    “And why would you prefer not to do it, by God?” the older man muttered darkly.

    “At this time, I would prefer not-to say,” Ichiro said.

    “Damn your eyes, fellow!” Hargrove raged, spittle flecking from his lips. “Think of the good of the company! Think ye to above that?”

    Ichiro merely looked insouciantly wise and said nothing.

    “Perhaps a night bundled alongside Shin-Soo Queequeg will change your mind, you damnable blackguard,” the manager muttered beneath dark and smoking brows. “You’ll break, by God. By God, you will!”

    “I would prefer not to break,” Ichiro said.

    Trembling with furious anger, the manager stalked from the room. “Bring me Young Goodman Doyle!” he could be heard to bellow.

  16. slump on July 3rd, 2006 6:41 pm

    Excellent.That’s why I love this site.

  17. darrylzero on July 3rd, 2006 6:42 pm

    61, glad to hear it, that’s really great. Minor point, it’s Colombian, not Columbian. I’m living here in Bogotá this summer, so I figured it was probably my responsibility to mention it.

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