Game 85, Rangers at Mariners

DMZ · July 9, 2009 at 6:41 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Felix Day.

This is going to be an important series. If the M’s do well against the Rangers, particularly if they can sweep, it would nearly eliminate one of their divisional rivals and set the team up to run with the Angels. Which in turn could make the trade deadline reallly interesting.

What better way to start it off than with Felix on the mound for the Mariners?


159 Responses to “Game 85, Rangers at Mariners”

  1. Kazinski on July 9th, 2009 9:56 pm

    I would love to see something like a one year deal with an option for a second for a reasonable price.

    For Branyan? At his age with his history, he is going to want to get as much security as he can, which is why we should try to sign him while we are the only ones that can negotiate with him. If he gets to the end of the season with 35+ home runs, then somebody is going to pay him, why try to low ball him now when you can still get a bargain.

    Look at it this way sign him 3 years 21m, and you are paying him less than 1/2 what Sexson got last season. We can afford that, and even though its 10 times as much as Carp or Clement (or even both) would cost you, I think he’s still worth it. And then you don’t have to fill the entire infield over the offseason.

  2. SonOfZavaras on July 9th, 2009 10:16 pm

    I was suspicious we’d stolen (stolen!) a really good player from Cleveland in Franklin Gutierrez when the Putz trade happened….

    Days like today, I’m absolutely positive. It’s gonna be so sweet to have this man as our CF for the next few years.

  3. kenshabby on July 9th, 2009 10:26 pm

    I loves me some Gutz. I just hope Felix didn’t fracture a rib or two of his with that manly man hug.

  4. scott19 on July 9th, 2009 10:34 pm

    Guti is “Da Man”! 🙂

  5. SonOfZavaras on July 9th, 2009 10:35 pm

    Ribs? Felix is a pretty strong lad…hell, Guti might want to get his clavicle checked!

  6. Dave Clapper on July 9th, 2009 11:07 pm

    The Yuni news is potentially very exciting, but… am I wrong in thinking that a guy can’t be traded while he’s on the DL?

  7. BLYKMYK44 on July 9th, 2009 11:51 pm

    Aardsma isn’t the greatest thing since sliced bread. But, it is pretty amusing how one bad outing and suddenly people are screaming that we’d use them.

    Talk about lack of faith…lol

  8. djw on July 10th, 2009 12:34 am

    Dave Clapper, I’m think he’s eligible to come off the DL either tomorrow or the next day, so that shouldn’t be a problem.

  9. Joe on July 10th, 2009 12:58 am

    I was suspicious we’d stolen (stolen!) a really good player from Cleveland in Franklin Gutierrez when the Putz trade happened….

    Well, considering we gave them (gave them!) an entire middle infield and a corner outfielder (and two of those three for essentially nothing in return)…. it’s the least they could do.

    When are we going to move Guti to fourth in the order?

    Wakamatsu takes his time putting guys into the spots in the order that come with higher expectations. Here’s what Yahoo Sports had to say about Branyan’s move to 3rd in the order last night, for example:

    1B Russell Branyan was the No. 3 hitter for the first time as a Mariner. It’s a move manager Don Wakamatsu has resisted making even though Branyan has been one of the club’s top hitters. But the manager is keeping his options open while trying to keep Branyan in his comfort zone. “I don’t look at it that he’s our new three-hole hitter,” Wakamatsu said before the series finale against Baltimore. “But today we’ve got a lineup without Ken Griffey Jr. or Mike Sweeney to bat there. And I didn’t want to put the pressure on Franklin Gutierrez to hit third.”

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