A Helpful List

Dave · June 22, 2008 at 12:57 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Since interim GM Lee Pelekoudas has stated that he wants to take some time to evaluate the roster and not make any rash decisions before deciding what moves to make, and because the coaching staff wants to make sure that everyone puts Ichiro, Bedard, and Beltre at the top of the list of problems, let me offer up the list of what the actual problems with this roster are, in the order that they should be addressed.

1. Vidro’s offense.
2. Sexson’s offense.
3. Ibanez’s defense.
4. Sexson’s defense.
5. Johjima’s offense.
6. Cairo’s playing time / Bench in general
7. Betancourt’s defense.
8. Lopez’s defense.

134. Bedard’s media relations.
135. Beltre’s lack of taking early batting practice.
136. Ichiro’s personal stretching routine.

Fixing the top eight problems range from easy (release Sexson and Vidro, move Ibanez to DH) to a bit tougher (if you trade Betancourt/Lopez, who replaces them?), but you’re only allowed to worry about the lower tier problems once you’ve worked on the upper tier. Okay? Good.

Hope this helps.


51 Responses to “A Helpful List”

  1. Ike Clanton on June 23rd, 2008 7:05 pm

    This reminds me of being a smart kid in a public school. If I couldn’t help the idiot next to me with his algebra, it was my fault, not his. Where’s the teacher in this equation?

    I guess we can trade away Ichiro and Beltre at the deadline and build a new team around our scrappy base of Bloomquist, Vidro, and Cairo.

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