Game 64, Mariners at Blue Jays
4:07. Washburn v Lisch.
I know many of you out there are a little upset with the Mariners right now, and unsure of what the future holds.
But rest easy, because Jarrod Washburn’s contract runs through 2009 (at $10m). And so does Miguel Batista’s (at $9m) deal. And Silva’s here through 2011 ($11m for next year), and thank goodness, because he’s got the ERA under six of this bunch.
That’s $30m for what will be 103 years of baseball experience. Ahhhhh. A back-end rotation that goes a hair over five and a third innings a start. A semi-rotation that can’t buy a strikeout but, fortunately, gives out ball four passes a little less than you’d expect.
What’s more, each of them will remind us a season past: Washburn of the 2006 campaign that made his contract seem superficially a good deal, Batista, of the off-season when signing Miguel Batista to a three year deal seemed like one of the more reasonable pitching contracts and of his participation in the 88-win team that convinced the front-office they were a contender… and Silva, best of all, this year’s disaster, a reminder that no one in the organization’s learning anything about anything.
What’s with that :07, anyway? Is there some kind of US:Canadian conversion issue at work here? Was :05 too soon after dinner but :10 ran into the kids bedtimes?