I want to cry

Dave · December 13, 2006 at 7:43 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

I was at a Christmas party when my phone started going nuts. “Goodbye Snelling” was the first message, then they started pouring in.

Needless to say, the rest of the party wasn’t quite as enjoyable.

There’s no other way to put this – I want to cry. This sucks.


68 Responses to “I want to cry”

  1. kwozzymoto on December 13th, 2006 9:07 pm

    true, his minor league numbers look good when you accumulate them like that, but look at him lasy year at the AAA level and his numbers in the majors, it’s below .250 and I’m not saying there’s no way he’s going to be a quality major league hitter, but he could just as easily not, that’s all I was trying to say.

  2. Josh on December 13th, 2006 9:08 pm

    And he was only recovering from injury and essentially affected by injury for the entire 2006 season.

  3. Uncle Ted on December 13th, 2006 9:09 pm

    Can this mean Broussard to Baltimore for Rodrigo Lopez?

  4. kwozzymoto on December 13th, 2006 9:11 pm

    TAC PCL .216 69 241 36 52 13 1 5 39 82 31 60 4 2 .326 .340 .667
    Minors .216 69 241 36 52 13 1 5 39 82 31 60 4 2 .326 .340 .667
    MLB .250 36 96 14 24 6 1 3 8 41 13 38 2 1 .360 .427 .787

    If you’re gonna go by what a guy has done a few years ago, then you can’t justify snelling’s stats and not justify vidro’s

  5. jdsc55 on December 13th, 2006 9:12 pm

    Is there anyone else who wants to “get lit for little” before every Mariner game this coming season??? I have a feeling that I’m going to need to do this in order to put up with this team and organization

  6. Bossy Joe on December 13th, 2006 9:12 pm

    Today was the last day to put down deposits for renewing season tickets (I have a a 16 game plan). I struggled with the decision after the WFB extension and Soriano trade, but finally called them at about 1pm today and went with it. I figured it’d be fun to watch Snelling get some real playing time, and the rest of the team couldn’t be that bad.

    I get home from work and fire up USSM as usual (long time reader, first time poster, blah, blah, blah) to find this news. Man, I’m gonna have to go to 16 games of this crap…or try to find a taker. Anyone interested in a field level 16 game plan, cheap?

  7. David J. Corcoran I on December 13th, 2006 9:14 pm

    The worst part is he is the DH.

  8. kwozzymoto on December 13th, 2006 9:15 pm

    “and he was recovering from injury and was essentially affected by injury for the entire 2006 season”

    Yeah, well that’s essentially been the case for about the last 5 years, there comes a time where you have to realise a guy isn’t gonna come around. And in 2006 what injury did he have the whole season? when he was with the Mariners he was about as healthy as a Chris Snelling can be.

  9. David J. Corcoran I on December 13th, 2006 9:18 pm

    I love this. We’ll trade Broussard away for a bag of magic beans, and we traded Snelling.

    In the end of this, we’ll have given up 2 DHs who are better hitters than Vidro, and a decent relief prospect for Jose Vidro and a non-prospect.

  10. atait on December 13th, 2006 9:20 pm

    57 – All that money for a DH whose numbers have declined the last three years.

  11. etowncoug on December 13th, 2006 9:22 pm

    Still glad Bavasi is being aggressive in the trade market?

  12. AQ on December 13th, 2006 9:22 pm

    #58 – You’re completely missing the point. Even if (for some odd reason) I agreed with your assessment of Snelling, the fact remains that we needlessly gave up 2 players for a player of Vidro’s caliber. Conversely, we could have picked up someone like Marcus Giles for a fraction of the salary and without losing any players in the process.

    Yes, Vidro *was* an All Star a few years ago. “A few years ago” is the operative part of that statement. You know who else came to Seattle via trade that was an All Stars “a few years” prior to arriving in Seattle? Jeff Cirillo. Want another name of someone who was an All Star “a few years” prior to arriving in Seattle? Rich Aurilia. I think that speaks for itself.

  13. Gomez on December 13th, 2006 9:24 pm

    My condolences, Dave. I’m sure this hurts you as much as anyone.

    These recent moves make me wonder if he’s doing this to spite the very blogosphere that invited him to two feeds and canonized players like Doyle. I mean, it doesn’t sound reasonable or plausible, but a part of me wonders how much of this was throwing it in sabermetrics’ face for the sake of conventional baseball ‘wisdom.’

    Even if that’s a total crock, it’s still sad what Bill Bavasi has done to this team over the last 2 weeks. Maybe he IS a plant for the Angels.

  14. Edman on December 13th, 2006 9:30 pm

    I’m just curious…..what’s the going rate for a guy who couldn’t hit at AAA last year and has a difficult time playing a full season……and a pitcher who up until last year, wasn’t even in the M’s top 100 prospects and can’t consistantly throw strikes? I’m sure we could have gotten Santana from the Twins.

    Just because Snelling is a Mariner Farm System favorite amongst the Mariner biased fans, doesn’t mean the rest of the league sees it the same.

    If those guys were in another organization, there would be plenty of concerns.

    I think Snelling will have a good career, but he has PLENTY to prove.

  15. AQ on December 13th, 2006 9:34 pm

    #64 – Let me break this down in the simplest of terms. The M’s have traded two young guys with potential for one former All Star who is in the decline phase of his career. They did this when they could have picked up someone off the waiver wire who could have performed at a comparable level. That about covers it.

  16. DKCecil on December 13th, 2006 9:34 pm

    64, what is the point in trading them for a declining 2B who’s going to cost $6 million?

  17. Aaron on December 13th, 2006 9:38 pm

    I haven’t been this pissed since Heathcliff Slocumb.

    I had been thinking for a few weeks that all my Mariners hats were getting a little ragged, but after the last two weeks, there’s no chance in fucking hell that this team sees one penny of my money for a long fucking time.

    Baseball is supposed to be some sort of “public trust,” right (that’s how they get the anti-trust exemption)? So is there any chance of suing for fraud or something? There’s simply no way that screwing over this many fans with a rusty pole isn’t criminal.

  18. dw on December 13th, 2006 9:40 pm

    Too bad Bavasi won’t be coming to any future feeds. I was looking forward to bringing my own torch and pitchfork.

    Sooooo… the Sounders still around?