Game 81, Mariners at Royals

Dave · July 4, 2007 at 12:27 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Washburn vs Bannister, 5:10 pm.

Ryan Feierabend torched, M’s lose to Reds 16-1. M’s proceed to win 8 straight games.

Ryan Feierabend torched, M’s lose to Royals 17-3. Let’s hope history repeats itself.


107 Responses to “Game 81, Mariners at Royals”

  1. Carson on July 5th, 2007 3:07 am

    You know, it’s not all that bad. After the two losses, and then a win, we GAINED half a game on the Angels. That makes me feel a hell of a lot better than the way the team took a dump after their last long win streak.

  2. pygmalion on July 5th, 2007 5:44 am

    98 There is so much wrong with what you say that I don’t know where to start, but can only recommend that you read anything Dave has written recently about trading Ichiro.

    I will ask you one thing though: WHY isn’t Ichiro worth $18 million? I’m sure that he is worth more than that just in terms of sales of team merchandise, especially in Japan. (Hint: they aren’t buying Ibanez “Face of the Franchise” jerseys in Tokyo).

  3. IMissBenDavis on July 5th, 2007 7:40 am

    Ichiro is worth 18$M. In perspective the the cashola we lavish on Sexson, Beltre, and other players of mediochre/inconsisitent skills, I’d take an always-healthy, always hard-working, always-feared-hitter who will become an ace pitcher when he turns 40. Cy Ichiro!

  4. joser on July 5th, 2007 8:09 am

    If Ichiro! is the single reason Hargrove left, then he’s worth much more than 18M. That’s called making the team better. That’s leadership.

    As for trading Ichiro! “while he still has value”: he’s going to command value for some time (his skillset ages well, and he may take better care of himself than anybody in baseball), and not just on the field. I realize asking you to read all the background material on this site may be like handing a dictionary to a cow, but at least understand the M’s will likely get as much or more value if they just let him leave at the end of the season than if they pull off a deadline trade. Sure, that value is longer-term in the form of draft picks rather than near-MLB arms, but given the FO’s track record, wouldn’t you rather have that value determined by Fontaine draft evaluations than by Bavasi’s trading skills?

  5. bakomariner on July 5th, 2007 9:19 am

    ichiro should be re-signed at all costs…period…

  6. mln on July 5th, 2007 11:19 am

    re: #9. That YouTube video on Ichiro vs. Hargrove must have been made by Grover himself. Either that or somebody really hates Ichiro.

  7. Karen on July 5th, 2007 12:25 pm

    #98. I’d say from his username, Bomberboy is someone who wants Ichiro traded to the Yankees for “two solid pitching prospects” — no doubt not named Phil Hughes, Joba Chamberlain, Ian Kennedy, or Alan Horne. Yeah, like Ichiro really WANTS to move to that train wreck of a team before all those expensive contracts expire.

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