Goodbye, Adrian

Dave · December 7, 2009 at 9:24 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

I will miss your defense and the crazy antics. It was great having you here. Now go somewhere with a normal left field and remind people that you can still hit.


61 Responses to “Goodbye, Adrian”

  1. Borat4President on December 8th, 2009 1:46 pm

    One day I’ll tell my Grandchildren about the 3rd baseman with the golden glove and steel testes.

  2. jephdood on December 8th, 2009 2:24 pm

    IF, on the off chance, Beltre ends up back here.. how much of a possibility is Figgins at 2B instead of LF? I’m a Saunders fan and don’t want to see him get blocked. And, I imagine Lopez could then be dealt for some pitching.

  3. rsrobinson on December 8th, 2009 3:03 pm

    Well, apparently Zduriencik is only saying that Figgins will play somewhere in the infield and isn’t committing to him being the third baseman yet. So there’s some speculation now that Z may still be trying to sign Beltre.

    It’s probably still unlikely but if it happened I guess that means Figgins at 2B and Lopez either at first or used as trade bait.

  4. dawsonct on December 8th, 2009 4:18 pm

    Not completely out of the realm of possibilities; the M’s have historically, from Woody Woodhead on, had a pretty good working relationship with Boras. Sure, they weren’t suckered into signing ARoid for $250 Mill., but have usually negotiated with him without too much animosity. I wouldn’t be completely shocked to see Beltre back with the M’s next year.

  5. Jeff Nye on December 8th, 2009 4:26 pm

    Woodhead? ARoid? Really?

  6. joser on December 8th, 2009 7:34 pm

    Not everybody here is all growed up yet. Alas.

  7. Phightin Phils on December 9th, 2009 12:02 am

    Random AB memory:
    Rocket ground ball to 3rd base. Adrian comes up with the ball, it spinning crazily in his glove. He takes a few seconds to enjoy a hard hit ball spinning in his glove. Then he fires it to the pitcher.

    There was a pure joy of the game about him.

  8. dawsonct on December 9th, 2009 11:24 am

    Woody WOODWARD must have had something in his skull to keep it from collapsing. If ‘Tek and Lowe for Slocumb was his ONLY F’up, that would be enough to vilify him forever. It was, unfortunately, part of a pattern, not an isolated event.

    Didn’t realize his family was so easily offended. Get over it.

    Defending Alex Rodriguez? Sorry girlfriend, I can’t.

    BTW, we ARE discussing a SPORT here, not exactly something that demands maturity and gravitas.

  9. joser on December 9th, 2009 12:31 pm

    And the “not all growed up yet” comment continues to resonate….

  10. Taylor H on December 9th, 2009 7:57 pm

    Not everybody here is all growed up yet. Alas.

    I remember being the only 13 year old on USSM 5 years ago and wondering why everyone thought I was an idiot. Good times.

  11. joser on December 10th, 2009 8:43 pm

    So the Red Sox have shipped Lowell (and lots of cash) off to the Rangers to clear the decks for Beltre (apparently). This sucks — not only is Beltre now certainly gone, but Texas is improving.

    On the other hand, I’m really really happy for Beltre. As I said elsewhere, Boston is a really good fit for him: that big ol’ Monster for him to whack balls at and over, and a huge audience for his defensive wizardry — he may finally get all the Web Gems he deserves. Plus I can’t wait to see what the Sons of Sam Horn make of his self-appeals to first. Or the Bronx bleacher creatures either.

    Still don’t like how the AL West is shaping up so far, though.

    I remember being the only 13 year old on USSM 5 years ago and wondering why everyone thought I was an idiot. Good times.

    Hey, I remember you!

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