Out with the old

Dave · August 23, 2007 at 8:08 am · Filed Under Mariners 

In with the older. John Parrish will be DFA’d today, making room for 38-year-old Rick White on the roster.

Yep. Rick White. The M’s are hellbent on having someone with experience in their bullpen, and it apparently does not matter if they can get major league hitters out or not.


113 Responses to “Out with the old”

  1. rsrobinson on August 23rd, 2007 2:58 pm

    I never thought I’d miss Chris Reitsma.

  2. Churchill on August 23rd, 2007 2:59 pm

    Mickolio is in Peoria and feeling pretty good right now. He’s one of the M’s headed to the Arizona Fall League this year and is unlikely to pitch again during the ’07 season.

  3. Ralph Malph on August 23rd, 2007 3:05 pm

    I never thought I’d miss Julio Mateo.

  4. gwangung on August 23rd, 2007 3:17 pm

    So apparently Rick White can pitch better than Kameron Mickolo??

    Well, if one of ’em can pitch and the other is on the DL, well, yeah, I guess he is…

  5. Tek Jansen on August 23rd, 2007 3:19 pm

    I don’t miss Julio Mateo or Reitsma. I am not particularly worried about the the #6 and #7 men coming out of the bullpen. The will only cost the M’s games if Mac chooses to use them incorrectly. If he uses them correctly, like he did yesterday, the bullpen will continue to be an asset.

  6. Gomez on August 23rd, 2007 3:26 pm

    92. That’s results-based analysis, and doesn’t necessarily provide merit to the decisions that produced this team. Teams and players often succeed despite themselves, so it would stand to reason that GM’s can construct winning teams despite themselves.

  7. Adam S on August 23rd, 2007 4:00 pm

    The Mariners cut their 25th man and there are 106 (now 107) comments. Can we start the game already?

    To their credit, it only took them two weeks to figure out Parrish was a replacement level player if that. They’re going on months with other players.

  8. revbill on August 23rd, 2007 4:01 pm

    “I am just like a fan right now and watching [them] go about their business,” Jeff Pentland said.

    Does that mean he was booing Richie Sexson during his slump?

  9. Ralph Malph on August 23rd, 2007 4:09 pm

    The loss of John Parrish is insignificant. It is, however, symptomatic of the poor talent evaluation in the front office.

    To his credit, Bavasi recognizes that Parrish sucks and is willing to eat his salary. What I dont understand is why he didn’t recognize that 2 weeks ago?

    From that standpoint it is similar to the acquisition of HoRam, Vidro (notwithstanding his recent improvement), and a slew of others.

    OK, this point has been made a thousand times before. It’s just getting old.

  10. Lucky Number on August 23rd, 2007 4:32 pm

    #107 –

    I don’t know if you can tell or not, but there is a lot of pent up frustration among many M’s fans. There is only one way to relieve that much impatience and anger…

    Rosterbate!!! *

    *Lucky Number does not advise the use of rosterbation on the internet (particularly USSM) and instead recommends doing it in the privacy if your own home, far far away from the computer.

  11. Dylan on August 23rd, 2007 4:57 pm


    We aren’t talking about individual player skill sets here. I agree with Dave (because you are essentially using his argument) that players need to be analyzed utilizing their skillsets. Players get “lucky” or misrepresent actual talent, often shown after a regression to the mean. I do not, however, believe that entire teams for three quarters of a season do. There are zero perfect teams out there and GM’s who we all wish we had (Beane and Shapiro, for example) are in our rear view mirror. Bavasi could do better. So could everyone else.


    I absolutely am going into this with an open mind. As I said, there are PLENTY of things that I would change about this team, but the man has to be given some amount of credit for putting a winning team on the field. It’s often said in the blogging world that luck doesn’t exist, there is always a reason why something happens. No one has given me a particularly good reason why this team is winning games “despite” themselves.

  12. lailaihei on August 23rd, 2007 4:58 pm

    Standard lineup again.
    Good thing recent performance doesn’t mean anything, or else we’d have a heck of a series ahead of us.

  13. SpokaneMsFan on August 23rd, 2007 5:23 pm

    So this doesn’t add much to the conversation but, 108 HILARIOUS!

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