Sullivan on Felix

Dave · June 22, 2007 at 7:34 am · Filed Under Mariners 

I posted a lot of my comments in last night’s game thread and was planning on just throwing up a quick recap of why last night’s performance by Felix didn’t impress me much, but Jeff Sullivan did me one better. Just go read that instead. He nails it.


61 Responses to “Sullivan on Felix”

  1. pumpkinhead on June 22nd, 2007 3:35 pm

    I never disagreed that he was consistent =)

    With numbers like his, I sure hope he’s better behind the plate than he was when he was in the bigs last year. I’m so glad to have Johji in the almost every-day lineup. Even Burke is playing well when he gets the day games.

    Go M’s tonight!

  2. Grizz on June 22nd, 2007 3:38 pm

    Or the PTBNL is Jeremy Bonderman.

  3. dnc on June 22nd, 2007 3:59 pm

    “I quite frankly believe Johnson and Rivera are light years ahead of Clement defensively and are nearly as consistent at the plate.”

    Uhhh, consistency is overrated.

  4. Bearman on June 22nd, 2007 5:15 pm

    Grizz this is true but that only applies to the PTBNL in return not the player being aquired as in this case Maroth.

    DNC to some people consistency is overrated but in the reality of baseball give me a player I can count on giving me game in and game out performances that rarely strays from his career numbers much as does Ichiro’s be they offensive and/or defensive I’m happy.

    Cause I know I don’t have worry about that guy I just need to see where the weakness is and correct it and shore up the the strenghths.

    So consistency isn’t overrated but can help build a team and weed out the mistakes and the bustes all the faster.

    Most champions are made up of stars with great numbers be they pitchers and/or position players but if you look at their lineup and then their bench along with the pen.

    You have consistency in performance so the club doesn’t see a marked drop either at the plate and/or with the glove when the backup or reliever is playing.

  5. _David_ on June 22nd, 2007 5:55 pm

    Champions are made of teams with a lot of talent, who get luckier in the playoffs than other teams with a lot of talent. Call this luck “consistency” if you must.

  6. terry on June 22nd, 2007 5:56 pm

    #48: Hey, if Tango didn’t arbitrarily add 3.2 to FIP, Maroth’s would barely be over 3. 🙂

  7. Dave Clapper on June 22nd, 2007 6:00 pm

    Am I the only one who thinks it’s odd that neither USSM nor LL have anything to say about Junior coming back to Seattle tonight?

  8. Jeff Sullivan on June 22nd, 2007 6:20 pm

    I don’t know about USSM, but since I’ve never lived in Seattle and only got to follow those 1990’s Mariner teams through newspaper box scores, I didn’t get the same Griffey experience as so many people, so my saying anything probably wouldn’t do justice to the significance of this moment for much of the fan base.

  9. eponymous coward on June 22nd, 2007 6:23 pm

    That’s OK, KJR is all-Griffey, all-the-time.

  10. Dave on June 22nd, 2007 6:23 pm

    And I just posted the game thread with my thoughts on the matter. I’m sure it will be used as more evidence that I hate this franchise and I’m a total pile of crap.

  11. smb on June 22nd, 2007 9:07 pm

    Griffey is special for a lot of reasons, but the other guys you mention, Dave, are special for a reason or two that Griffey can’t claim. Don’t get me wrong…Griffey is the only player who has ever made me stop in my tracks whenever he came to the plate, just so I wouldn’t miss a pitch. But he also took his insane amount of talent for granted…imagine if he had stretched like Ichiro, left it all on the diamond every night like Snelling or Bragg, or appeared to play just for the love of the game. He may have been unquestionably the best ever.

    Full disclosure, he used to aim for us while taking BP, while we were changing the out of town scoreboard in the dome. Atop a thirty foot ladder and getting hit by a 320 foot line drive, only to turn around and watch the guy who hit it fall down laughing, will remind you that the hero of your childhood probably isn’t quite the god some people think. Then again, I also saw him stop an interview to do an unscheduled meet n’ greet with my brother and his “Little” in the Big Brothers program, so don’t let me paint him as a total jerk. But he’s also no Edgar.

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