USSM Year-end Best-of: June 2006
6-2: Dave’s draft preview.
6-5: Dave does “Good News, Bad News”
6-6: I’m all excited about draft day.
6-7: “Why not Miller?” Dave explains the politics of the draft and how it led to the Mariners passing up Andrew Miller.
6-7: The wider view of the draft and economics. “Level the field, let them play.”
6-20: In “Abandoning the catch-up” I argued the small chance at division contention then wasn’t not worth sacrificing long-term success
6-22: Dave, basking in the happiness of brief success – “This is fun”
This still isnâ€™t a great team. They have some major flaws, and while this season may not end with a championship parade, theyâ€™ve made a huge step forward – itâ€™s no longer painful to be a Mariner fan.
Hooray for hope.
6-29 So what now? Dave’s plan to keep the team in contention from the season’s midpoint.
6-30: Dave reflects on the A’s vulnerabilities and the strange perception that they were the best team in baseball.