That’s A Wrap

Dave · September 5, 2007 at 6:52 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

If you had told us in March that we’d still care about the outcome of Mariner games until September 5th and Ichiro would re-sign to a below market contract before the year ended, we’d have all taken that, I think.

2007 – a successful season that is now over.


105 Responses to “That’s A Wrap”

  1. shortbus on September 6th, 2007 10:26 am

    So is it accurate to claim that the bullpen is worn out? What was a strength of this team has totally collapsed in the last two or three weeks. (I’d love to back this up with stats, but can’t find a way to get stats on the ‘pen over the last 30 days compared to the previous four months). Is it time to reconsider the pitching market and just accept the fact that you are going to have to overpay in salary to get even decent pitching, if you don’t have it in your minor league system? You never want to overpay with talent in a trade, but it seems like we could have acquired a significantly better pitcher than HoRam at the deadline if we were willing to shell out the dollars. Not just a minor upgrade (like Wells or Tomko would have been), but a guy in the Batista or Washburn, 3rd or 4th starter quality guy.

    Of course, those two haven’t looked that great during this losing streak either…it’s not just HoRam that’s been bad. Sigh.

  2. bob montgomery on September 6th, 2007 11:59 am

    Bavasi’s decisions have frustrated me as well, but it’s worth looking at his track record with the Mariners. The team has improved every season he has been at the helm:
    2004: 63-99
    2005: 69-93
    2006: 78-84
    2007: 72-64

  3. Kaleb on September 6th, 2007 12:16 pm


    Statistically, Bavasi has improved the team yearly. My arguement is that the money he’s spent, while improving the team, could have brought back so much more. No one will debate this is a more talented team than he inherited. I submit that with better deal making accumen, this team would be better for the same amount spent.

  4. Gomez on September 6th, 2007 12:38 pm

    102. Yeah. Though we know better about using results-based analysis, the FO does not, and it’s almost impossible that they’d fire Bavasi after the team’s improved its record under his watch for 3 straight seasons.

  5. Axtell on September 7th, 2007 1:29 pm

    At least the M’s kept me interested in baseball until football started, something I haven’t been able to say the past couple years.

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