Ian Snell Leaves Team

Dave · April 12, 2010 at 11:09 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Per Ryan Divish on Twitter, Wak has said that Ian Snell has left the team for family reasons. No idea how long this will last. Will add more information as it becomes available.

Update: Divish adds that Wak doesn’t think he’ll miss his next start. So this is probably just a minor thing.


20 Responses to “Ian Snell Leaves Team”

  1. IwearMsHats on April 12th, 2010 11:13 am

    Wow, I wish him well…but now what??

  2. naloomis on April 12th, 2010 11:17 am

    He got slammed on so hard last night that his whole family could feel it apparently.

    edit: Now if it is something serious I’ll feel bad for saying that.

  3. pumacamo on April 12th, 2010 11:18 am

    First things first – I hope everything is OK with his family.

    What the hell is going on though? Is this his MO, a la Pittsburgh when he requested to be demoted to the minors?

    “Paging Dr. Lee…Your presence is requested in the ER room immediately…There appears to be a team in critical condition that is in need of your expertise…Paging Dr. Lee.”

  4. lailaihei on April 12th, 2010 11:19 am

    Wow, that sucks. I hope he and his family are ok…

    The corresponding move, I’m guessing, is bringing up French?

  5. dgood on April 12th, 2010 11:20 am

    wow, you scared me, I know most people here don’t like Snell, but I think the rangers are just really good hitters and that is not his normal performance you’ll see this year. So until I saw family reasons, I thought he was DFA’d or walked out. Hopefully he’ll be back soon. I”m rooting for a return year for him.

  6. luckyscrubs on April 12th, 2010 11:27 am

    Very strange, indeed. Hopefully this is nothing too serious and he will be back soon. Thankfully we have Thursday off so we can probably just skip his spot in the rotation if it comes to that.

  7. Liam on April 12th, 2010 11:31 am

    If the family issue happened on short notice and he had to make the start, maybe that was why Wakamatsu came to visit Snell in the first inning instead of the pitching coach. (Try and get through it as best you can)

  8. Rboyle0628 on April 12th, 2010 11:33 am

    Introducing the newest member of yourrrrrr Tacoma Rainiers, Pitcher Ian Snell.

    On a serious note, I hope all is okay with his family. I hate seeing anyone having any issue like that, especially being a ballplayer and always traveling. I wish him the best.

  9. Paul B on April 12th, 2010 11:34 am

    It would just be speculation for me to offer any views now. When we know more, we can see if it had anything to do with baseball at all.

  10. IwearMsHats on April 12th, 2010 11:35 am

    If the family issue happened on short notice and he had to make the start, maybe that was why Wakamatsu came to visit Snell in the first inning instead of the pitching coach. (Try and get through it as best you can)

    Good point. Wak was talking a lot and it didn’t look like a normal Managerial visit.

  11. SpokaneMsFan on April 12th, 2010 11:35 am

    So everyone going to the Safe tonight change your signs to something convincing Randy he needs to throw more than ceremonial pitches for us this year. Best wishes for Snell but this definitely stings to lose another starter already.

  12. IwearMsHats on April 12th, 2010 11:43 am

    Per the update: hopefully this will give Ian Snell some time to clear his head and start pitching like he does in the Minors.

  13. gloo on April 12th, 2010 12:08 pm

    I hope everything is okay with him and his family. That being said, with this news out, I’m not as troubled by Snell’s last start.

    Emotions tend to have more of an effect on pitchers than hitters, it seems. I hope that everything will be alright for him and his family for his next start.

  14. spankystout on April 12th, 2010 12:24 pm

    Umm does Snell have depression or anxiety issues? I remember in an interview soon after he came here that there was a time where he contemplated suicide. Irregardless, take care Snell.

  15. Breadbaker on April 12th, 2010 12:29 pm

    I wish him well as a person. As a pitcher, I hope this helps him clear his head. Some people are capable of dealing with emotional troubles and still performing at their best and others are not; I don’t make moral judgments about which ones are and which ones aren’t. From Jimmy Piersall to Zack Greinke and Khalil Greene, baseball affects some people differently is all. Come back recharged, Ian.

  16. scott19 on April 12th, 2010 12:52 pm

    Take care, Ian.

  17. Mariner Melee on April 12th, 2010 1:04 pm

    Death in the Family.

    Per Drayer on the Radio show. Drayer also says he pitched in Texas with this knowledge without telling the team.

    That’s horrible and I wish him well.

  18. Jeff Nye on April 12th, 2010 1:13 pm

    This is a good time to bring up something Tony Blengino said at the USSM/LL event: “remember they’re all human beings”.

    We evaluate these guys based on what we see on the field and in soundbite interviews; there is a lot more to any person than that, and we should remember that.

    Take care and come back when you’re ready, Ian. We’ll be glad to have you back.

  19. scott19 on April 12th, 2010 1:29 pm

    Well put, Jeff…thank you.

  20. Breadbaker on April 12th, 2010 2:28 pm

    Jeff, I had that in the back of my head when I wrote my comment, but thank you for remembering the source. Tony is a mensch.

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