Game 98, Indians at Mariners

DMZ · July 26, 2009 at 11:05 am · Filed Under Mariners 

1:10. Cliff Lee v Vargas. Sure would be nice if Lee was pulled before the game so he could be traded somewhere, and the M’s faced someone hastily shoved out of the bullpen.

Here’s the kicker: Baker reports Bedard’s on the DL with shoulder inflammation (which seems to be the M’s injury of choice this year), allowing Vargas to join the active 25-man roster… and in turn means Bedard’s not going anywhere, certainly not ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline, because you can’t trade guys on the DL.

CF-L Sizemore
SS-B Cabrera
RF-L Choo
1B-R Garko
3B-R Peralta
DH-L Hafner
LF-R Francisco
2B-R Carroll
C-R Shoppach

RF-L Ichiro!
1B-L Branyan
2B-R Lopez
DH-0 Sweeney are you freaking kidding me? This is a joke right?
CF-R Gutierrez
C-R Johjima
3B-L Hannahan
LF-L Saunders
SS-R Cedeno



171 Responses to “Game 98, Indians at Mariners”

  1. msb on July 26th, 2009 4:05 pm

    True enough.

    And tomorrow is Felix day.

  2. scott19 on July 26th, 2009 4:07 pm

    why does it not surprise me that Sims sold the umbrella hats?

    Since this heat wave is supposed to continue all week, he might wind up selling those cheesy mist-spray hats by tomorrow.

  3. juneau_fan on July 26th, 2009 4:11 pm

    While watching footage of a baby in the blazing sun, Sims says, “Get a hat on that youngster.”

    His hat obsessing continues.

    Good O, Saunders.

  4. MsofEnchantment on July 26th, 2009 4:13 pm

    I sure hope we have a different SS in a few days. Crossing my fingers!

  5. msb on July 26th, 2009 4:17 pm

    While watching footage of a baby in the blazing sun, Sims says, “Get a hat on that youngster.”

    I was so pleased he said that– one of my pet peeves, exposing tiny baby brains to the hot sun.

  6. juneau_fan on July 26th, 2009 4:20 pm

    ITA, msb, as I sit here with my blazing red face from a stupidity generated burn. But I’m an adult, able to make my own stupid choices; a baby is defenseless.

    But it felt all Homer Simpson: Mmmmm…hhatss……

    Oh well, even Sims had to amuse himself this afternoon. The game sure wasn’t going to do it.

  7. msb on July 26th, 2009 4:28 pm

    I’d like to see a baby wear a snappy fedora.

  8. argh on July 26th, 2009 4:36 pm

    You want to see a baby in a snappy fedora? Here.

  9. argh on July 26th, 2009 4:45 pm

    Odd. I can see it.

  10. G-Man on July 26th, 2009 6:57 pm

    Well, if this teams keeps tanking, does that hurt their position as “reluctant” sellers?

    It depends on whom they’re selling. For Washburn, some would say that they have a better chance of resigning him if they don’t trade him (though I say it doesn’t matter, especially when Scott Boras is the guy’s agent).

    As for any other trade bait, as someone said earlier, who is there to sell?

  11. Lauren, token chick on July 26th, 2009 7:24 pm

    That was horribly depressing, and great seats behind home plate didn’t help. They may have made it worse.

  12. Marinerman1979 on July 26th, 2009 7:24 pm

    Escobar to the M’s???? hmmm.

  13. Jeff Nye on July 26th, 2009 7:32 pm

    So far, that’s just a rumor, and I’ve only heard it from Baker.

  14. Mister on July 26th, 2009 7:54 pm

    Hardy or Escobar for Washburn getting legs

  15. Jeff Nye on July 26th, 2009 8:05 pm

    I’d be really surprised (but ecstatic) if we could pry Escobar away from the Brewers; Hardy would be just fine.

  16. Axtell on July 26th, 2009 8:10 pm

    Jeff, how much would you be willing to give up to get Escobar? For our purposes, the younger Escobar seems to be a better fit, but I know how highly regarded he is in the Brewer organization.

  17. MarinerFan on July 26th, 2009 8:17 pm

    Man I would love to get Escobar over Hardy, but I think we would get Hardy because of what Axtell said, “He is highly regarded.” Any other rumors you guys hearing?

  18. Jeff Nye on July 26th, 2009 8:27 pm

    Well, I’m just a lowly mod, not an analyst. But my thought is that it’d take a lot to get Escobar. He’s one of the best young prospects in baseball at a premium position.

    It’s highly unlikely that Washburn + Morrow would get it done; you’d have to add one or maybe two more serious prospects. It’s not impossible that it’d take Triunfel to get a deal done, in fact.

    A trade for JJ Hardy is probably a lot more likely.

  19. MarinerFan on July 26th, 2009 8:49 pm

    Ya what about Washburn Morrow and Wladimir

  20. Soonerman22 on July 26th, 2009 9:01 pm

    I don’t know if there is any truth to this (so take it for what it is worth)…

    But on the post game show for the Mariners game they were talking about Morrow and Clement to Cleveland, Cliff Lee to Tampa, and Scott Kazmir and the Rays top SS prospect to us.

    That being said I have also heard the more tams you get involved in a trade the less likely it is to happen. Plus I am not sure about Kazmir. I know he was highly regarded at one point, an “Ace”, but seems to have fallen off and not being able to go long in games. It seems with each year he become more and more like Erik Bedard 2.0

  21. Jeff Nye on July 26th, 2009 9:05 pm

    Argh, stop hammering the post button as fast as you can if you don’t see your original comment go through! I just deleted SIX duplicate comments.

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