Thiel’s about it for reading today

DMZ · July 12, 2006 at 11:54 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

This season not worth sacrificing future for

He argues that in Reed’s abscence, centerfield could be Ichiro, with Doyle playing right.

Unless Carl Everett catches fire in the second half, the designated hitter/left field role could be rotated among Ibanez, Shin-soo Choo, Mike Morse and even prized youngster Adam Jones.

That’s… an odd rotation. But okay.


20 Responses to “Thiel’s about it for reading today”

  1. Typical Idiot Fan on July 13th, 2006 12:05 am

    At least he’s thinking. I’m not sure about Doyle in right either. I’d heard he has an okay arm, but that Jones and Choo’s are cannons. Ibanez’s arm is probably better then Doyle’s.

    Well, in any event, Adam Jones is going to CF. Hargrove simply WONT rotate Choo in at left or right to give his regulars a day off, and if he’s going to sub anybody in at DH it’ll be Perez. Choo is in an unfavorable position right now with regards to Hargrove. He’s not much better off with the idea of Doyle taking Everett’s place either. Choo really is, right now, nothing but a 4th outfielder who might not even play.

    I do like the idea of having Choo around to backup left and right, giving Ibanez and Ichiro a day off, while having WFB backup the infield. It allows for us to use our ben… NEVERMIND! We dont HAVE a bench anymore!

    Rivera, Bloomie, Choo, Perez. Egad! Three backups and one pinch hitter who only mashes lefties!

  2. DMZ on July 13th, 2006 12:08 am

    I guess you haven’t seen Doyle throw, he’s got a good arm.

    Not that I’m biased.

  3. Typical Idiot Fan on July 13th, 2006 12:12 am

    No I haven’t. Was just going on what I’ve heard. I’ve only heard people mention that Choo and Jones throw like they have bazooka’s attached to their shoulders. Haven’t really heard squat on Doyle.

  4. DMZ on July 13th, 2006 12:15 am

    “Suitable for both corners” was the BA word back when.

  5. Typical Idiot Fan on July 13th, 2006 12:20 am

    I guess that means “it works” more then “laser guided bomb launcher”?

  6. Jon Wells on July 13th, 2006 12:40 am

    It’s great that someone in the mainstream other than John McGrath is mentioning that Ichiro moving to CF would be best of the team (not that it makes it any more likely that it will happen). The only questionable thing in there is that Thiel wasn’t aware that Morse is hurt and out with a torn miniscus…

    Amusingly enough, in the same day’s paper as Thiel’s column is a John Hickey article with the header:

    “AL West Scan: Wild West there for taking”

  7. Typical Idiot Fan on July 13th, 2006 12:45 am

    I don’t know if he knew that or not, Jon, but perhaps he meant when Morse comes back. Heck, it’s not like Choo is going to get many at bats before Morse gets back anyway.

  8. Andren on July 13th, 2006 2:46 am

    Re: ‘laser guided bomb launcher’
    If you haven’t already, wait until you see Jones throw. It’s like watching a Howitzer go off…with a laser attached to it.

  9. Mr. Egaas on July 13th, 2006 5:38 am

    Charles Gipson had a good arm.

  10. leetinsleyfanclub on July 13th, 2006 7:31 am

    “This is still a developing club”, Hargrove said Sunday, “and in the same breath, we’re trying to stay in the pennant race”.

    While this statement may be true, this type of conflict continues to haunt this organization. For the love, either try to win or rebuild. Not both at the same time. Have a plan. PLEASE.

  11. Christopher on July 13th, 2006 7:34 am

    #10 For sure. Obviously management can’t seem to do both at the same time.

  12. msb on July 13th, 2006 8:57 am

    what? Finny’s wondering why Junior isn’t coming back when they have a hole in center doesn’t do it for you?

  13. DMZ on July 13th, 2006 9:10 am

    Oooooooooooooooooh my word.

  14. vin on July 13th, 2006 9:42 am

    Even Thiel is now asking for Doyle’s promotion, what’s taking Bavasi so long? This is being premature and paranoid, but doesn’t this having the makings of Edgar Martinez all over again?!

    (No, but a public opinion of this nature might speed the process.)

  15. leetinsleyfanclub on July 13th, 2006 9:49 am

    Again, who can figure these guys out? It appears they are rushing Adam Jones to the majors but won’t promote Doyle who everyone and his dog knows is ready to take Carl Everett’s job?

    I wonder if Bavasi gets any sleep at all.

  16. darrylzero on July 13th, 2006 10:32 am

    Wow, Finnegan’s little rant about Guardado has to rank among all time stupid complaints about a baseball decision. Does he watch the same game we do? I’m sure all of you more seasoned readers of his are used to this kind of thing, but I’ve mostly managed to avoid him.

  17. JI on July 13th, 2006 10:41 am

    So Finny is saying trading Guardado *hurts* our chances?

    Personally, as one who was a firsthand witness to Carl’s night in the outfield (from the third deck, no less), and as one who also found it strangely entertaining, I would love to see Griffey play center at Safeco.

  18. John in L.A. on July 13th, 2006 11:25 am

    “It’s great that someone in the mainstream other than John McGrath is mentioning that Ichiro moving to CF would be best of the team (not that it makes it any more likely that it will happen).”

    Are we sure that it is? Are we so sure that Ichiro is wrong about which way he helps the team more?

    I’m not.

    Ichiro has pulled almost zero, perhaps actually zero, prima donna stunts in Seattle his whole career here. Even as a pseudo-rookie he agreed to wear the Hooters outfit on the flight, etc.

    I mean, here is a guy in a postion rivalling Barry Bonds in his lock on a franchise (considering ownership as well as ability and popularity) and I’ve never seen him look like he was reaching to cash that chip.

  19. Celadus on July 13th, 2006 1:33 pm

    #9: Gipson in the worst fielding outfields of all Mariner time was the reason I didn’t vote for that particular one.

    In the lead to this discussion, I presume that Thiel didn’t mean that Everett would literally catch fire. Which suggest the question: might eternal damnation for Everett involve his spending all eternity as an paleontologist?

  20. Celadus on July 13th, 2006 1:34 pm

    Re: #19: . . . suggests [not suggest] the question . . .

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