Just Curious

Dave · April 11, 2009 at 7:55 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

4-2 without Ichiro and with Morrow having his spring training in April. Bedard looking completely healthy in his first start. The outfield defense living up to their advanced billing. Junior drawing walks and hitting homers off of LHPs. The middle relievers slamming the door in close games.

The first six games couldn’t have gone much better for the M’s. There’s a pretty good chance they head into their first day off at 5-2, and look at adding Ichiro to a first place roster.

I’m curious to see how long it takes Seattle to get excited about this team. There was so much cynicism about the M’s ownership, and expectations were low heading into the season. How long do they have to play well until people start to realize that they may have underestimated this group?

A week isn’t long enough, obviously. But what if they’re still in first place at the end of April? At what point do the people who thought this team would win 70 games say “hey, you know, they aren’t bad”?


54 Responses to “Just Curious”

  1. trentdf on April 13th, 2009 9:27 am

    Just trying to let you know when I would feel like things are looking up for the M’s (which was winning in the west), … which was the original question, as I remember it, right?

    And now is no time to be discussing an ichi trade. get real.

    You’re right, it’s not real. Sorry.

    It’s traditional to wait until at least your third post before you start advocating for an Ichiro trade.

    Gotcha. Sorry. #3 next time. But advocating…, not what I was doing. We need a stronger pitching rotation, no question, but Ichiro’s probably not the best way to get it.

  2. Jeff Nye on April 13th, 2009 9:55 am

    We’ve discussed an Ichiro trade ad nauseam. I’d encourage you to look back through the archives for the current state of the discussion.

  3. SunDevil1 on April 13th, 2009 12:58 pm

    I’m excited. It’s fun to see reasonably smart baseball from the M’s. I don’t know if it can last (haven’t been around long enough), but I’m enjoyed watching. Spring’s hopes are eternal.

  4. trentdf on April 13th, 2009 3:49 pm

    Will do. Thanks.

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