Important Monday news for you
Pitcher readies for life in AAA. Feierabend appears headed to Tacoma.
In the notebook, Beltre’s got some kind of… approach thing. And Lowe’s meeting with Yocum. He hopes to be cleared to start his rehab.
Geoff Baker thinks the Angels are going to win next year because:
– their 5th guy “has the stuff of an ace”. So did Gil Meche, you can see where that got us.
– “pitching and defense win games”. So does offense.
– they have a good bullpen
– also, the Angels weren’t so hot defensively last year, Gary Matthews Jr isn’t a good defensive center fielder by any metric, so that’s not going to help. In fact, in Pinto’s PMR, Mathews was a sliver above Chone Figgins, who got the most time out there for the Angels last year. Unless you’re arguing that Figgins can now play third full-time, except that Izturis was better there than Figgins.
I continue to disagree that the Angels are anything special or that they should be considered favorites in the division.
Thiel on John McLaren’s return as bench coach.
McLaren still chokes up when he talks of the legendary season that saved Major League Baseball in Seattle. Unfortunately, a part of the reason the story is legendary is because it happened a long time ago.
Hickey: Rhodes, Mariners hope for repeat.
When Arthur Rhodes was a Mariner, Seattle was at its best.
Rhodes is back with the Mariners, who could use some of that same mojo.
Then again, so could Rhodes.
The notebook’s got more or less the same stuff as the Times.
Hey! You know what’s worked really well for the Mariners in the past? Trying to recapture the magic of past teams.
Griffey’s latest injury is from wrestling with his kids.
Other important but not Mariner-related news:
5″ new snow at base at Summit West in the last day, 6″ in the last 48 hours. Forecast is for 8-14 inches of new snow by sunset. Or, 8-14 inches of new snow by sunset.
I’m just pointing that out. For reference. I’m not suggesting you should call in sick and meet me up at Snoqualmie or anything.