Dave on 710

Dave · June 15, 2009 at 11:36 am · Filed Under Mariners 

I’ll be on with Brock and Salk in about a half hour or so. Early in the noon hour, anyway. Tune in – I’m sure we’ll talk Brandon Morrow, among other things.


20 Responses to “Dave on 710”

  1. TeamIDFC on June 15th, 2009 12:05 pm

    Oh, take him up on trading the Moose!

  2. Sports on a Schtick on June 15th, 2009 12:17 pm

    Salk says team should sell high, Dave says buy and sell. Mentions Oakland in ’99 as a team that picked up long-term assets (Jason Isringhausen) while trading for guys with low trade in order to make a run for the playoffs.

    After this commercial break Dave is going to answer caller questions?? This might get interesting.

  3. georgmi on June 15th, 2009 12:17 pm

    I’m sure this is a FAQ and I am just too stupid/lazy to find it, but do these shows ever get transcribed for folks who can’t deal with the audio?

  4. joser on June 15th, 2009 12:22 pm

    Weird, I turned on 710 without looking here first and was stunned to hear Dave’s voice.

    Man, I am dreading listening to the callers…

  5. Sports on a Schtick on June 15th, 2009 12:23 pm

    Dave wants Reid Brignac (Rays lefty SS), mentions M’s have inquired. Salk counters that’s a sell move because Brignac would likely cost Bedard. Dave says starting pitcher can be overrated. Cites Mets, M’s and DBacks as a team who got All-Star pitchers in 2008 and all of them crashed and burned.

    Dave basically says Bedard is a car built by GM. More focused on run prevention.

    Onto the calls….

  6. Jack.Hartsock on June 15th, 2009 12:25 pm

    God that “trade Ichiro” caller got off easy Dave –he is an idiot!

  7. Sports on a Schtick on June 15th, 2009 12:29 pm

    First dumbass complains about Ichiro. Dave restrains himself from cursing on live radio. Compares $18M salary of Ichiro (some of which is deferred) to Torii Hunter. Enough said.

    Emailer asks about possible compensation for Branyan and Bedard. Russell doesn’t have the accumulated numbers to likely reach Type B let alone A.

    Dave throws out a theoretical trade of Bedard, Clement and cash for Brignac and one of Tampa’s more expendable starting pitchers.

    The End

  8. TeamIDFC on June 15th, 2009 12:29 pm

    Why did they even let the “trade Ichiro” go on the air? They had no more useful question than that?

  9. joser on June 15th, 2009 12:32 pm

    They don’t get transcribed AFAIK, but you can download the audio. If it’s a hearing issue, there are of course text-to-speech tools but people who rely on those would know a lot more about it than I do. (Dave’s high-speed delivery probably gives them fits in any case).

  10. Sports on a Schtick on June 15th, 2009 12:34 pm

    Funny enough, there was no talk of Morrow.

  11. joser on June 15th, 2009 12:39 pm

    Or you can just read the fine summary from the SoaS’ transcription service, which pretty much covered it.

  12. georgmi on June 15th, 2009 12:40 pm

    Thanks for the recap. It isn’t a hearing issue; it’s that my boss is right next door. 🙂

  13. joser on June 15th, 2009 12:45 pm

    Yeah, I was kind of surprised by the lack of Morrow discussion, but clearly the topic of the day was “they just lost 3 in a row and dipped back below .500 — buy or sell?”

    I must say, targeting Brignac makes a lot of sense. He’s surprisingly expendable (assuming you think Posh Spice’s husband will make it to the big leagues as a shortstop), and Dave has a point that the Rays have a window to get back to the WS before their payroll starts getting expensive. (And repeated postseasons should help them in that quest for a new stadium, which in turn should help them build the revenue they need to accomodate that payroll. Though you wouldn’t think the economic climate would make a new stadium tenable, especially in foreclosure-pocked Florida, somehow the Marlins did it).

  14. joser on June 15th, 2009 12:46 pm

    Then it is a hearing issue, just now with your hearing. 😉

  15. joser on June 15th, 2009 12:46 pm

    “just NOT”, sigh…. when do we get the editing feature back?

  16. joser on June 15th, 2009 12:50 pm

    Why did they even let the “trade Ichiro” go on the air? They had no more useful question than that?

    Well, Dave did write a column on exactly that, so there is a question to be explored there. Of course Ichiro went on a tear immediately after Dave wrote that, and hasn’t slowed down since, so maybe this will send him over .400 or something.

    Complaining about Ichiro’s BA w/RISP is pretty lame though: it’s only 50 or so PAs so far this year, which means it is subject to all sorts of sample size volatility (hey look: he’s batting .375 with a man on first, and .333 with men on first and third! He’s batting .384 when the game is tied, and .390 when it’s within 1 run!) When you get into defensible sample sizes, his career BA w/RISP (1286 PAs) is .336, which is actually slightly higher than his overall career BA of .332.

    Assuming you’re obsessing over BA in the first place, of course.

  17. Mike Snow on June 15th, 2009 12:52 pm

    assuming you think Posh Spice’s husband will make it to the big leagues as a shortstop

    Well, it’s not that much more implausible than him returning to MLS as a midfielder.

  18. BurkeForPres on June 16th, 2009 10:40 am

    Just listened to the interview, a couple of things

    -You must absolutely cringe when you know there are going to be callers calling in. The first call made me want to kill myself. Almost every stupid point about Ichiro being a “bad player” was brought up in the first call. You must really have to hold your tongue to not rip the guys apart.

    -It’s really great to hear the stuff we are reading on the blog every day come up in conversation on Kiro. Even though Salk isn’t the most knowledgeable person, but I really really like the guy.

  19. joser on June 16th, 2009 10:54 am

    Yeah, if you think Ichiro is the problem on this team, you’re pretty much announcing that you don’t have a clue and can be safely ignored. And if you really think trading him is a sound strategy, you have to ask yourself what you’re going to get back from the Giants, because it won’t be Lincecum. Kung Fu Panda (aka Fat Ichiro) is great and all, but the team already has too many 1B candidates (including the only guy who has been as productive as Ichiro).

    As for Salk — judging from what I’ve heard so far, he is open-minded, smart, and willing to learn (which implicitly includes acknowledging that he doesn’t already possess the definitive conclusion on any given subject). That places him a step above the vast, vast majority of talk jocks (and especially jock-talk jocks). Given that, any other flaws are hardly worth noting.

    (Though I have to say I only listen to him in the segments around game broadcasts or when Dave’s on, plus the occasional collateral listening when I’m searching for a Drayer interview or whatever. So for all I know he’s a complete bonehead on some other subject or in some other context)

  20. Mid80sRighty on June 16th, 2009 1:33 pm

    assuming you think Posh Spice’s husband will make it to the big leagues as a shortstop

    Huh? Beckham’s trying baseball now? Seriously?

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