Since the Mariners acquired Josh Lueke in the Cliff Lee deal, he’s been the source of some controversy, to say the least. I don’t really want to get into the “who knew what and when” conversation, which is why comments are off on this post. I am curious, however, about what your personal reaction to Lueke will be if the Mariners add him to the roster. He’s a talented reliever who can get hitters out, and is probably one of the two or three best relievers in the organization right now. He’s also a guy who plead no contest to a charge of “false imprisonment with violence” against a young woman. He’s admitted that he made a mistake, but it’s a pretty awful mistake.
In general, fans root for players who perform, regardless of what kind of person they are off the field. I’ve talked with several people who feel that this one is just too tough to overcome, though. Will you root for Josh Lueke if he puts on a Mariners uniform, or was his crime unforgivable?