Wow, did you see that?

DMZ · July 21, 2008 at 9:48 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

I’m not sure you could ask more of a starting pitcher than to go up against that Red Sox offense and come away having only given up two runs. What an example for the rest of the rotation to live up to in this season. “We can challenge these guys and do well,” Washburn’s performance says.

All in all, another demonstration that Washburn is the foundation of this rotation and we’re lucky to have him. I hope that this performance helps prove that if he’s going to be traded, he should demand a high price indeed. This is exactly the kind of gutty start you’d want in a playoff contending rotation.


65 Responses to “Wow, did you see that?”

  1. Ralph_Malph on July 22nd, 2008 8:56 am

    Talking about food, we could throw in the recipe for Baggie Eggs (TM).

  2. msb on July 22nd, 2008 9:07 am

    The New York Times, October 1, 2002
    Yankees vs. Angels

    The Angels’ ace left-hander, Jarrod Washburn, is not an especially hard thrower. But he is widely admired for his guts, constantly challenging hitters with fastballs and spotting the pitch with remarkable precision. His fastball has life, he is tough to pick up and he gets hitters to chase balls out of the strike zone.

  3. joser on July 22nd, 2008 9:22 am

    Washburn’s gleaming smile lights up the locker room, like some kind of neon chipmunk.
    Washburn’s fantastic hygiene creates an island of cleanliness (and we all know what that is next to) that disinfects all who approach.
    Washburn’s lovely singing voice has been compared to bells made of precious metal, brightening the locker room after even the dreariest loss; his teammates especially prize his renditions of old Carpenters songs.
    Washburn spends the offseason assembling home brewing kits for beer-deprived youngsters in the developing world.
    Washburn often lifts the spirits of his teammates by reciting the collected works of William Butler Yeats from the mound during his windup.
    Washburn’s hidden talents include scrapbooking, macrame, and creating jean jacket appliqués that Jose Vidro has called “bitchin”

    Most of the time, the injury has occurred after they got hammered.

    Yes, this is what is known as a “fig leaf” injury, or the “I just pulled my I-dont-wanna-be-out-here-no-more tendon.” Silva’s recent outing was classic: a lower-back problem. Yes, extreme lower back. As in, he just got his ass kicked.

    Madonna is starting now?

    Should make those upcoming games against the Yankees interesting.

  4. msb on July 22nd, 2008 9:26 am

    Washburn is helping to balance Wisconsin’s challenged ecosystem by enlarging and then thinning the White Tail deer population.

  5. mikeym on July 22nd, 2008 9:56 am

    And talk about your poise, presence, and leadership; when your team is in a tough, pressure-packed situation is there anyone you would rather have on your side than Jack Bauer?

  6. tylerv on July 22nd, 2008 10:43 am


  7. pygmalion on July 22nd, 2008 11:29 am

    And talk about your poise, presence, and leadership; when your team is in a tough, pressure-packed situation is there anyone you would rather have on your side than Jack Bauer?

    These are the kinds of hidden advantages that I’ve been bringing up! Do you think that it is a coincident that Seattle hasn’t suffered a major terrorist attack since the Mariners signed “Washburn”?

    Imagine what would happen if some other team took him away!

  8. Jar on July 22nd, 2008 12:33 pm

    Buster Onley is saying the Yankees are “taking a serious look at Seattle lefty Jarrod Washburn.”

    *crossing fingers*

    please be true, please be true….

  9. joser on July 22nd, 2008 12:48 pm

    I don’t the think Yankees have, or are likely to offer, anything the M’s want.

  10. Jar on July 22nd, 2008 12:51 pm

    Maybe true.

  11. Karen on July 22nd, 2008 3:32 pm

    joser, when did that ever keep the Yankees from fleecing the Mariners?

    [OK, once. Jay Buhner for Ken Phelps).

    Buster Olney ALSO said:

    JR (NY): Who would the Yanks have to give up to get a guy like Washburn?

    Buster Olney: (1:22 PM ET ) JR: Kei Igawa, and another secondary prospect. They’re taking on a lot of money (about $13-14 million), so they won’t have to give up much.

    See? A perfect example of fleecing. And $13-14 million isn’t a lot of money to the Yankees. In another section of the blog I found the above, they’re talking about Jorge Posada’s contract not being much of an impediment to finding another frontline catcher if his shoulder prevents him from ever catching again.

  12. Karen on July 22nd, 2008 3:53 pm

    Someone else on that blog is saying that the Yankees will try to get the Mariners to pay part of Washburn’s salary in the trade, too, based on whoever the “secondary prospect” is.

    Yeah, that kind of deal sounds like Bavasi is still in charge.

    Totally idiotic. Kei Igawa has cost the Yankees about the same as Washburn has the Mariners (if you count the posting fee). At least Washburn hasn’t been a total bust from the get-go; Igawa has been from his first month in a Yankee uniform.

    I will be a LOT less than thrilled if this Buster Olney rumor has legs.

  13. James T on July 22nd, 2008 5:12 pm

    I saw a mention of this rumor on sportscenter and immediately burst out laughing and thought of the thread last night.

    The guy at the espn desk asked Buck Showalter about the rumor and Showalter said that he thought Washburn would be a good fit. He said that Washburn had a lot of moxie (No mention of his holdings of any other discontinued soft drinks) and would fit right in with the yankees.

  14. MKT on July 22nd, 2008 6:12 pm


    He said that Washburn had a lot of moxie (No mention of his holdings of any other discontinued soft drinks)

    Actually Moxie can still be found in Maine, and also in Boston if you know where to look. And there’s Galco’s, a small store in northeast Los Angeles which specailizes in stocking obscure soft drinks from all over the country and world, and they’ve got Moxie (and moxie).

  15. Sinking Away on August 18th, 2008 7:22 pm


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