Don’t let the door hit ya’

JMB · December 12, 2006 at 7:18 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Joel Pineiro is officially a free agent.


113 Responses to “Don’t let the door hit ya’”

  1. eponymous coward on December 13th, 2006 3:05 pm

    Hmm. Was it historically unprecedented for a 2nd baseman to go from a .747 OPS to a .950 OPS at age 31? In a park, furthermore, that proved to be death to “mortal” right handed hitters?

    Two words: Norm Cash. Go look at his 1961.

    Fluke years happen, too.

  2. Coach Owens on December 13th, 2006 3:09 pm

    Thanks for the compliments. I am clever! hehahe.

  3. Ralph Malph on December 13th, 2006 3:09 pm

    Corked bats happen, too. But 1961 was an expansion year and a lot of hitters had big years that year (like that Maris guy).

    Cash was 26 that year, as was Maris.

  4. Jack Howland on December 13th, 2006 3:11 pm

    Davey Johnson – 1973.

  5. Spanky on December 13th, 2006 3:14 pm

    Ooops…did I just think that out loud! Sorry!

  6. Ralph Malph on December 13th, 2006 3:16 pm
  7. lokiforever on December 13th, 2006 3:35 pm

    DM to ths Sox for 6/52. This plus the posting fees makes his cost to the team roughly equivalent of Schmidt to the Dodgers on an annual basis. Contract to DM is twice as long but with a younger player. Risks are different, but this feels about right.

  8. Jon on December 13th, 2006 3:43 pm

    I’m not saying. I’m just saying.

  9. stoyboy on December 13th, 2006 3:49 pm

    I just hoped that the FO would sign one FA(SP) and make one trade this off season that would surely improve the team for 07. Instead of adding mediocrity equal to what we had already(SP).The FA with the best track record(ERA,IP, age and durability) for SP has to be Zito. Yes I expected Boras would want 6/95+. I also expected Bavasi would have to pay Boras 5/85 or 6/100 because it was the Mariners calling(We have to pay more because we are Seattle)instead of a NY or LA club. The one trade of course would have to include Sexson + someone else(Payroll,contract reasons,declining numbers,etc) for a corner outfield stud(Crawford,etc). Finding a trade partner and a match for this trade is the key. With the personnel and current contracts we have now the only way to win is to keep extending the annual payroll towards 100-115M. The Mariners really need to trade the players over 30 and start rebuilding the farm system and the parent club from scratch and build a winner for the future. I hate to admit it but we are at that crossroad now.

  10. Thingray on December 13th, 2006 3:51 pm

    Wouldn’t it be tough for Betancourt to be charged with anything in this case, since he was the one who was smuggled in? That’s kind of like charging an unborn baby with a crime because the mom snuck across the border..

    Plus, I doubt the feds have the “balls” to deport a major league ballplayer.

  11. dw on December 13th, 2006 4:06 pm

    Two words: Norm Cash. Go look at his 1961.

    He admitted later he used a weighted bat during that season.

  12. terrybenish on December 13th, 2006 4:28 pm

    101 Cash was in his second full year in 1961 and hit 39 bombs again the next year and 32 hrs at the age of 38 in 1971.

    Boone was not only Mariner that shrunk after the testing became part fo their lives.

  13. eponymous coward on December 13th, 2006 4:44 pm

    And Bret Boone hit .320 at age 25, and had seasons with 24, 24, 24, and 35 home runs to go with his 37 in 2001. Rich Aurilia’s 2001 or Davey Johnson’s 1973 is more flukey in the context of his career than Bret Boone’s is.

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