Game 40, Angels at Mariners

DMZ · May 19, 2009 at 5:55 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Felix Dayyyy!!!! Palmer v Felix. Hopefully Felix read Dave’s article. Or someone read it and told him about it. Or read it and told one of the coaches.



162 Responses to “Game 40, Angels at Mariners”

  1. juneau_fan on May 19th, 2009 10:04 pm

    I was just thinking, does this team ever pinch hit?

    And here’s one. See if it works.

  2. juneau_fan on May 19th, 2009 10:07 pm

    Just hit an homerun, Ichiro. I’m so tired of these one run games.

  3. juneau_fan on May 19th, 2009 10:08 pm

    Jesus, Fuentes chooses to still live in Merced, CA? Ugh.

  4. jmb13 on May 19th, 2009 10:10 pm

    Jesus, Fuentes chooses to still live in Merced, CA? Ugh.

    He was born there too. Thanks for the info Dave!

  5. kenshabby on May 19th, 2009 10:29 pm

    Could be worse. He could choose to live in Stockton. Or Bakersfield.

  6. juneau_fan on May 19th, 2009 10:34 pm

    I’m not a glamorous well-paid professional athlete and I knew to get the hell out of the Central Valley as soon as possible.

    These one run losses are killing me.

  7. SonOfZavaras on May 19th, 2009 10:49 pm

    I am really, really curious just how much the 2009 MLB Draft will play as far as getting us further along as a competitive organization.

    I’m somewhat resigned to the idea of Dustin Ackley trading UNC powder-blues for Mariner blue. He doesn’t really thrill me, but he’ll hit.

    And Lord knows we need a few more guys with an idea of the nuances of hitting.

    Anyone want to speculate on just where guys like Betancourt and Lopez would fit on an imaginary “baseball IQ” scale?

    I agree with juneau_fan….these one-run losses get old.

    By the way, Juneau, where are you from in the Central Valley?

  8. Typical Idiot Fan on May 19th, 2009 11:51 pm

    If it’s not 4th down and a punting situation yet, then it’s at least 3rd and 20 and our QB’s got a broken arm. It was a nice try.

  9. Paul L on May 19th, 2009 11:59 pm

    Sooooo….we’re six games out of first with 40% of our opening day rotation on the DL, right?

  10. juneau_fan on May 20th, 2009 12:01 am

    The center of the universe, better knows as Modesto. Way too many years before I was able to escape back to the cool rains of Alaska.

    It’s sort of sad that the exciting part of this team right now is what moves they’ll make to try and make this team better, rather than what’s happening on the field. Batista sure seems to be pitching his way out of town.

  11. brian_sun on May 20th, 2009 12:05 am

    SonOfZavaras: why wouldn’t you be thrilled with Ackley? The guy’s been very consistent since the day he started at UNC. 3 straight years of 400 AVG and 500 OBP. He bats LH, and started to hit for some powers this year with 17 HR in 215 AB. You look at the 4 guys we have in our in field: Yuni, Lopez, Beltre and Kenji, they are all RH bats with the same sucky approach.

    I read UNC’s coach thinks Ackley could play 2B given enough time. As much as I love Beltre and his D, and his two 790 OPS seasons prior to this year was pretty solid for a guy who plays half of his game in the Safe, he just seem lost this year. I am torn about whether we should try to sign him after this year. Yuni and Lopez can just leave. I think they are not Jack Z and Don W type of guys, and they will be gone after this year. You find a stop gap guy for 1 year and let Ackley learn the position in 2B next year, and give the job to him fulltime in 2011. You are going to have your starting 2B for the next 10 years. Guti is just doing fine, I don’t see why we really need Ackley move to CF. He’s never going to be Guti or Ichiro in CF. After this year, you send a good farewell to Griffey and give the full time DH job to Clement and tell him not to worry about catching any more. You re-sign Branyan, and find some cheap LF / 3B solutions. You get another high draft pick after this sucky year and get a college pitcher to ready to join the rotation. You can probably contend in 2011 or 2012.

  12. justme on May 20th, 2009 4:22 am

    If they would just listen to Dave, Felix wouldn’t be in this mess.

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