Game 146, Mariners at Angels
7:05. Morrow v Weaver. Wooo! Morrow!
Dave and I have both argued here that the M’s don’t need to totally tear down, throwing out everyone to go entirely with the young and talented supplemented by the really cheap and readily available. I still see a lot of “tear it down! I’d rather see crappy youngsters play than this lot!” which assumes, first, that if you tear down there are prospects with long-term upside to play and their struggles will help the team out in future years.
But even these last few games, where the M’s have run out teams that a good PCL team could put a scare into, demonstrate that that’s not really true — now there are complaints about the horrible quality of these teams, the minor-league level starters pitching, and so on. It’s pretty clear that despite the sincere desire to see the team suck towards a purpose rather than just suck, no one’s happy seeing a game featuring a Mariner lineup this painful.
Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way — and hopefully the new GM can give us something better than these September lineups made everyday.
Still no lineup posted? What is the scoop?
Update: Ah! Yup, LaHair at first, Valbuena at 2nd. Lopez DHs.
The AL West-clinched Angels — ugh. Yeah.