A Paradox

Dave · December 20, 2007 at 11:39 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

So, while flying across the country today reading the 2008 Hardball Times Annual (which will get a post of its own soon), a thought hit me; the Mariners are signing Carlos Silva because they believe that his combination of no walks, no strikeouts, and some groundballs will lead to him not giving up many runs.

At the exact same time, the Mariners have built an offense that doesn’t walk, doesn’t strike out, and hits a lot of groundballs, believing that having a bunch of guys with that skillset will lead to the team scoring a lot of runs.

I wonder if they’ve even noticed that, much less tried to reconcile those two conflicting beliefs.


51 Responses to “A Paradox”

  1. behappy on December 22nd, 2007 4:36 pm

    Everyone keeps saying Bavasi is just looking at for his own neck, because he is always on the hot seat. If that was the case shouldn’t the Mariners just sign him to an extension, so he does whats best for the Mariners. And then when he fails just fire him.

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