Your current depth chart for the 2010 M’s

DMZ · December 13, 2009 at 8:02 am · Filed Under Mariners 

SP-R Felix Hernandez
SP-L Ryan Rowland-Smith
SP-R Brandon Morrow
SP-R Ian Snell
SP-R Carlos Silva
SP-R Doug Fister
SP-R Yusmeiro Petit

RP-R David Aardsma
RP-R Mark Lowe
RP-R Shawn Kelley
RP-R Sean White
RP-L Jason Vargas
RP-L Garrett Olson
RP-L Luke French (?)
RP-R Kanekoa Texeira

There’s a lot of play in who out of the potential SP/RP guys ends up where — do they push Silva to the bullpen, even.

Position players
C-R Rob Johnson
C-R Adam Moore
1B-L Mike Carp
2B-R Jose Lopez
SS-R Jack Wilson
3B-B Chone Figgins
LF-L Michael Saunders
CF-R Franklin Gutierrez
RF-L Ichiro!
DH-L Ken Griffey Jr.
UT-R Bill Hall (IF/OF-R? OF-R?)
IF-L Jack Hannahan
.. and then Tui? They do love Tui.

There’s shopping to be done.


57 Responses to “Your current depth chart for the 2010 M’s”

  1. daqmajor on December 13th, 2009 9:12 pm

    Taylor H:
    Adrian Gonzalez is much more than a “semi”-significant upgrade over Russell Branyan. He’s averaged 5.7 WAR over the past two years, while Branyan was less than half the value of Adrian last year. That being said, the Padres know the value that Adrian brings to their club for the low price their paying him, and there’s no way that the M’s will get him without giving up Felix. Even then, the Padres might not accept given that Felix is due $15-20 Million in arbitration the next two years, whereas Gonzalez would cost them $10M. Factor on to that the fact that Gonzalez brings the massive Latin population of San Diego to the ballpark and it is really unlikely that the Padres will trade away the face of their franchise even for Felix or a multitude of young pitching.

  2. Mariners2620 on December 13th, 2009 10:01 pm

    When did I say that we should give up our best player? I assume you are talking about Felix….the guy who replied to my first comment was the guy who said the only thing that would land Gonzalez would be Felix. I don’t agree with that at all. I simply said that the Padres will want a lot of young pitching. That is why I said I wasn’t wrong, because that is what they will want.

  3. MarinerFan on December 13th, 2009 11:28 pm

    If the padres turned down the trade from the red sox which I think included bucholz, bard, bowden and Lars anderson, then we don’t have a chance.

  4. Kazinski on December 14th, 2009 12:39 am

    the guy who said the only thing that would land Gonzalez would be Felix. I don’t agree with that at all. I simply said that the Padres will want a lot of young pitching.

    Any team in baseball can give the Padres lots of young pitching. What the Padres would want is young grade A MLB ready arms, maybe not established yet, but huge prospects. The Mariners don’t have that. Probably the best two pitchers we could offer other than Felix is Morrow and Aumont, even if we threw in Fields that wouldn’t be enough. Because 2/3 of the best young non-Felix arms we have are relievers, and Morrow maybe too. So unless the Padres are brain dead, there won’t be a deal.

    If you’ll remember, at the trade deadline last year, there was talk of a three way with Boston, the Padres and us, we’d get Gonsalez, what would we have to give up? Felix.

  5. murphy_dog on December 14th, 2009 9:29 am

    Way too many righties in the starting rotation…..

  6. tmac9311 on December 15th, 2009 3:20 am

    Felix/Lee/RRS/Morrow/Snell sounds almost too good to be true.

    is there any estimate on what we have left to spend? 8, 9 million?

  7. Briggstar on December 15th, 2009 12:44 pm

    The starting pitching depth makes me a little sad… they definitely need to sign one pitcher. At least in my mind they need one.

    I guess that worry can be put to bed for the year.

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