Game 104, Mariners at Indians

Dave · July 30, 2006 at 9:49 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Joel Pineiro vs Cliff Lee, 10:05 am PDT. Standard line-up vs lefties. No Willie, shockingly enough.

Trade deadline is in 27 hours, and the M’s are unlikely to do anything else. There was talk about Jose Cruz Jr yesterday, but they weren’t interested. The only team likely to make a serious run at Meche would be the Mets, and Zito is still the guy Minaya really wants. The M’s won’t move Meche unless they get a guy they could replace him with immediately (either directly or in a 3-way deal), so Aaron Heilmann would have to be part of the package, and the M’s won’t do it one for one.

There’s just nothing else brewing that looks likely. We’re probably going with the team we got. And I’m okay with that.

However, I’m disappointed that the Orioles turned down the Angels reported offer of Ervin Santana and Erick Aybar for Miguel Tejada. Yes, I’m disappointed that the Angels didn’t get Tejada, even though he’d obviously help them right now. Erick Aybar is their Betancourt, but more talented – I wouldn’t trade him for Tejada straight up, and tossing in Ervin Santana? That’s a crazy price to pay. If the Angels had made that deal, they’d have been significantly worse in the future and only moderately better in the present. Oh well.


154 Responses to “Game 104, Mariners at Indians”

  1. doorbot on July 30th, 2006 1:49 pm

    Wow, the quotes on both side of the Franklin DFA are hilarious. Lots of fun there…

  2. argh on July 30th, 2006 1:51 pm

    Good to have this rusty old tub back in service. Meanwhile, just when you’re ready to jump off a bridge when you hear his name, Pineiro pitches a pretty decent game. Probably the last one of the season, unfortunately.

  3. JAS on July 30th, 2006 2:13 pm

    Neither Lee nor Pineiro pitched well. They were lucky to give up only 3 runs apiece.

  4. John D. on July 30th, 2006 4:59 pm

    LOPEZ’S “FAILURE” TO TAG UP (# 12) – IIRC, when a fly or drive is hit to the OF, and it is questionable whether the ball will be caught, the thing for the baserunner on 2nd to do is to go half-way to 3rd. (If he doesn’t, and the ball isn’t caught, he doesn’t score. He gives up the possibility of tagging up, and going to 3rd for the possibility of scoring now.) *
    *ICHIRO was unfairly criticized (in both Seattle papers) for the same thing–going by the book–a short while ago.

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