M’s Promote Greg Norton

Dave · April 11, 2008 at 12:32 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Hasn’t been announced yet, but the M’s have promoted Greg Norton from Tacoma and he’ll be on the team for tonight’s game. I’m guessing Sexson to the DL with an acute case of tired-of-getting-booed-at-home-itis, but they could simply waive Jimerson or Cairo too.


92 Responses to “M’s Promote Greg Norton”

  1. PLU Tim on April 11th, 2008 4:22 pm

    Defensive Replacements? McLaren hasn’t been doing that anyways. Of course, the 35 year old Norton is probably considered a defensive whiz in the mind of McLaren.

  2. Gomez on April 11th, 2008 4:38 pm

    It’s got to be Cairo. They’ve hardly used him at all.

  3. Gomez on April 11th, 2008 4:45 pm

    Oh hey, it’s Jimerson. Okay then.

  4. scott19 on April 11th, 2008 5:00 pm

    After all, why give Jimerson a little big-league experience when you’ve got all that veteran goodness in Cairo?

  5. BigB on April 11th, 2008 5:08 pm

    Can I ask why all the Bonds comments are being taken down by the moderators?

  6. jlc on April 11th, 2008 5:09 pm

    I’m surprised it’s Jimerson. Mariners.com did a story on him wearing 42 for Jackie Robinson day. This timing really sucks for him, because he was really honored to do it. I figured they’d wait until after the 15th to send him away.

  7. Tek Jansen on April 11th, 2008 5:14 pm

    Just read Baker’s blog, with Condotta filling in. Apparently Mac said that he likes Jimerson’s talents, but that he never had the opportunity to use him. One poster on this blog, either Dave or DMZ, guessed that Jimerson would be used less than Ellison. How can we figure this stuff out, yet the M’s can’t?

    Hopefully Cairo gets DFA’d when the Mac needs a seventh arm in the ‘pen.

  8. joser on April 11th, 2008 5:26 pm

    Can I ask why all the Bonds comments are being taken down by the moderators?

    Because they’re off-topic and inflammatory (if not in themselves, in the reactions they provoke, or are calculated to provoke). But fundamentally, it’s off topic. You’d get much the same reaction if you brought up Griffey or any other players who (a) have been debated to death, and (b) the Mariners haven’t announced they’re adding to the team.

  9. jdsc55 on April 11th, 2008 5:26 pm

    Happy Felix Day!!!

  10. Sports on a Schtick on April 11th, 2008 5:44 pm

    Another stupid albeit small move by the team. Is there any rational reason Cairo should be on the roster?

  11. nickwest1976 on April 11th, 2008 5:56 pm

    I don’t get this at all. Jimerson has a ton of speed and is a good pinch running option and a good defensive replacement late in games. Cairo and Willie are the same player.

    Why do the M’s continue to cast off young guys with some upside for over the hill veterans? I am glad Norton is up, he is a good pinch hitting option and a lefty bat but why at the expense of Jimerson?

  12. skjes on April 11th, 2008 6:00 pm


    Because the M’s don’t know how to quantify defense, and they have Willie for their pinch-running needs.

  13. dirk on April 11th, 2008 6:23 pm

    Is Willie really that much worse than Jimerson in the outfield? I don’t think so.

    Although, I agree that Cairo should have been the one released.

  14. jlc on April 11th, 2008 6:27 pm

    Pretty funny how quickly the “Richie on the DL” rumor went around the ‘Net. People were so excited they didn’t read the ailment.

  15. dennismk on April 11th, 2008 6:40 pm

    With players such as Balantien and Clement available, does anyone have a guess what would have to happen for them to be recalled? If Kenji continues to slump at the plate for another week? If Wilkerson goes 2 for homestand? Anyone want to guess the kind of reaction Sexson will have tonight? I guess he will have one grace AB but if he hits into a double play or bounces out to end the inning, it may be a very lonnnnnng game.

  16. msb on April 11th, 2008 7:08 pm

    hello?? ello ello ello ello

    is everone else down at the Safe?

  17. jlc on April 11th, 2008 7:09 pm

    I’m in Portland and I just got to see my first Vern Fonk (is that right?) TV ad. Now I know what you guys joke about.

  18. jlc on April 11th, 2008 7:12 pm

    I agree with Felix’ sartorialness. Not so much the pitching yet. But I have faith.

  19. north on April 11th, 2008 7:14 pm

    Suppose this is the Felix Day thread…

    Felix – further proof that wins are a useless pitching stat.
    0.00 era and no decisions.

  20. Jar on April 11th, 2008 7:16 pm

    Anybody getting MLB TV?

  21. apunetid on April 11th, 2008 7:17 pm


  22. jlc on April 11th, 2008 7:17 pm

    Clearly not everyone’s at the Safe. I didn’t expect to see that many seats.

    Finally, Chone’s gone.

  23. Jar on April 11th, 2008 7:17 pm

    I swear, I have more problems with this piece of crap product then anyone.

  24. north on April 11th, 2008 7:20 pm

    That was impressive.

    According to gameday – establishing the fastball … and the slider, changeup and curve.

    (Don’t know if identified correctly – ask Matthews and Vlad.)

  25. jlc on April 11th, 2008 7:21 pm

    Just seeing “Weaver” on a uniform with long hair close made my heart a little sick. Then I remembered our Weaver is gone and if this one goes bad, it’s a really good thing for us.

  26. mw3 on April 11th, 2008 7:22 pm

    Does anyone know the 800 number for MLB internet products. I just ordered Gameday Audio for the year and it will not work.

  27. apunetid on April 11th, 2008 7:24 pm


  28. msb on April 11th, 2008 7:24 pm

    why, yes, Raul does like to see young Jared.

  29. north on April 11th, 2008 7:25 pm

    Now can the bullpen hold this lead (once Felix hands it to them)?

  30. msb on April 11th, 2008 7:26 pm

    Clearly not everyone’s at the Safe. I didn’t expect to see that many seats.

    traffic was crappy earlier– dunno about now

  31. jlc on April 11th, 2008 7:27 pm

    That’s the Weaver I like to see.

  32. theraven on April 11th, 2008 7:31 pm

    #72 I was only able to get the 1.2mb feed to work. The 400kb and 800kb feeds wouldn’t load.

  33. CaptainPoopy on April 11th, 2008 7:33 pm

    So, why no game thread?

  34. jlc on April 11th, 2008 7:35 pm

    81 – Not sure if it’s because of despair from DFAing Jimerson, or having Norton called up.

  35. CaptainPoopy on April 11th, 2008 7:36 pm

    That’s hilarious… bad call by management by the way. Makes no sense to have two clones on our bench. Morse, Norton; WFB, Cairo. No sense.

  36. Jar on April 11th, 2008 7:38 pm

    #80 – I can’t get either. So far this is the third game I haven’t been able to view on the video feed. The other two, Felix’s previous two starts….. actually, it started working half way through the second start. I tried with Mosaic, but it just takes me to a subscription page, plus, I never got my Mosaic to work for more then a couple seconds without it crashing anyway.

    I get the radio feed just fine, good thing I payed 10x more for the video I can’t watch….

    Oh well, I will stop complaining about it now, I promise….

  37. mw3 on April 11th, 2008 7:39 pm

    At least Norton can bat lefty in late & close situations.

  38. jlc on April 11th, 2008 7:41 pm

    There’s a game thread up now. Just in time for our big inning. No? I’m shocked, shocked I say that these three didn’t score.

  39. wlad on April 11th, 2008 8:12 pm


  40. Breadbaker on April 11th, 2008 8:23 pm

    Jimerson is just wasted roster space. You can’t have a man on the roster who cannot hit at all, no matter how fast he is or how good a fielder (and he never really proved either of those things). Norton gives them an option who won’t change the pitcher and a backup to Richie. And an actual pinch hitter who might make the opposing manager do something other than salivate.

    And, no, that is not a defense of Cairo being on the roster.

  41. Chiro1623 on April 12th, 2008 11:48 am

    The M’s are still adjusting but why haven’t they given Morse a set position and use him instead of wasting his hitting talents. He is an adequate infielder but needs to be an everyday player. Give the guy a break or trade him.

  42. Graham on April 12th, 2008 12:04 pm

    [Morse] is an adequate infielder but needs to be an everyday player.

    This is the exact opposite of truth. Nice.

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