Vidro out, Wlad up

DMZ · August 5, 2008 at 3:45 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

I can’t help myself: hot-cha-cha-chaaaaaaaaaa


61 Responses to “Vidro out, Wlad up”

  1. VaughnStreet on August 5th, 2008 6:10 pm

    Wait a minute! Vidro is going to help us win the pennant! He can hit the baseball! Veteran goodness!

    Oh fuck. They should have done this a year ago, kept Adam, blah blah blah. But nooooooooooo……..

  2. cody on August 5th, 2008 6:10 pm

    50-I thought that Pepe and Jose went wherever the other one went because of a contract clause.

    Could someone fill me in?

  3. after4ever on August 5th, 2008 6:44 pm

    With the corny avuncularity that this management often seems to do things, I almost wonder if they DFAed him now because he has a better shot at getting picked up by somebody. I can respect waiting to ax Bavasi when he lost his dad, but keeping da Virdo around this long just feels weird.

    Like, I dunno. They finally found the negatives and destroyed them, or something. Who knows?

  4. Steve T on August 5th, 2008 6:47 pm

    The Turbo era finally comes to an end. We’ll miss those slow chugs toward first base on the soft grounders.

  5. SequimRealEstate on August 5th, 2008 6:53 pm

    Raul looking for a 4 year contract re: Shannon interview

  6. Goob on August 5th, 2008 7:08 pm

    I love Rotoworld’s analysis: Vidro ranks among former GM Bill Bavasi’s poorest moves. The Mariners traded two prospects and paid $12 million (plus a $500,000 buyout) for what became the worst designated hitter in baseball. And that’s putting it kindly. Only 10 players — of any position — have a lower OPS than Vidro’s .718 since 2007 and only LA’s Juan Pierre has fewer XBH than Vidro’s 50 in that time (min. 950 PA). Why the Mariners kept him around so long, let alone batted him fourth so often, is a mystery. After slugging a DH-low .394 last season, Vidro slugged .338 this season.

  7. edgar for mayor on August 5th, 2008 7:46 pm

    Let me bask in the sweet, savory juices for a little while cause this is wonderful.

  8. smb on August 5th, 2008 8:32 pm

    you know if you bask as such you are at risk of Carlos’ maw…beware, that is all…

  9. Slippery Elmer on August 5th, 2008 9:22 pm

    I’m going to miss Vidro’s interviews, anyhow. His accent is awesome.

  10. Benne on August 5th, 2008 11:08 pm

    I feel kinda sad that we won’t have Turbo to kick around anymore. Oh well, there’s always Silva to kick around.

    Who wants to go Silva-tipping tonight?

  11. MsFanInAustin on August 6th, 2008 2:28 pm

    No more Turbo… I can sleep a bit more soundly.

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