Game 14, Mariners at Angels

Dave · April 22, 2007 at 1:17 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Jeff Weaver vs Ervin Santana.

Bloomquist playing second, hitting second. Beltre dropped to 7th.


102 Responses to “Game 14, Mariners at Angels”

  1. Rick L on April 22nd, 2007 9:51 pm

    Could this be the shortest game thread in history?

    I opined several times last year on this site that the M’s had rushed him to the majors much too fast. Most other commenters seemed to be of the opinion that he was ready for the majors, and had nothing to learn in the minors. I submit, however, that if they’d kept him there longer, they could have worked on his mechanics, away from the pressure of winning MLB games. Of course, there’s no evidence that anyone in the M’s minor league system knows anything about nurturing young pitchers, so this may be a moot point.

    The problem is the M’s for years have seemed to have no clue about pitching mechanics. They don’t teach their pitchers how to throw properly. They just give them their innings. Hence the long list of hot prospects that suffered arm problems and are no longer in baseball. (I still remember the year in which we had four can’t miss pitchers at San Antonio–none are now with the team). Organizationally, they are clueless about ths, as they are about most things.

    On another matter, given that Dave says that our Wisconsin Team contains our best prospects, is Bavasi at least doing a good job of identifying young talent (the knock on Gillick was that he depleted the farm system)?

  2. beckya57 on April 22nd, 2007 10:25 pm

    If I’m not mistaken, identifying young talent is more Jongewaard’s (sp?) job than Bavasi’s. That seems to be the one part of this organization that is doing a decent job, as far as I can tell.

    Re the previous comment about Gammons’ love affair with Bonds: Joe Morgan is much, much worse. Incidentally, I just read on the ESPN site that Aaron has gone out of his way to avoid Bonds, has repeatedly turned down joint endorsement offers with him, and doesn’t plan to be there when (if?) Bonds breaks his record. I’m sure Aaron is totally disgusted with the spectacle of a drug freak “breaking” his record, and I don’t blame him.

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