Cactus League Games 13/14 -Split Squad blah blah blah FELIX!

marc w · March 7, 2013 at 11:00 am · Filed Under Game Threads, Mariners 

M’s vs. A’s:
Brandon Maurer, James Paxton, Jeremy Bonderman vs. Tommy Milone

M’s vs. Royals:
FELIX vs. Ervin Santana

I’ve been waiting to say this: Happy Felix day.
El Rey gets two innings vs. the juggernaut known as the Kansas City Royals today in Surprise. Behind him are Lucas Luetge, Carter Capps, Stephen Pryor, and Tom Wilhelmsen. Surprise is a Pitch FX park, so we’ll get some data on what he’s throwing, which we can then obsess over. The non-Felix M’s are in Phoenix facing divisional rivals Oakland, as Maurer/Paxton and Bonderman are scheduled to pitch three innings each.

KC is undefeated in the Cactus League, but while they’ve teed off on spring pitching, they haven’t faced Seattle and they haven’t faced Felix. The M’s line-up for that game is:
1: Seager, 3b
2: Wells, LF
3: Smoak, 1B
4: Morse, DH
5: Peguero, RF
6: Shoppach, C
7: Morba, CF
8: Triunfel, SS
9: Romero, 2B
SP: King Felix

In Phoenix, the line-up behind Maurer is:
1: Andino, 2B
2: Thames, LF
3: Bay, RF
4: Morales, DH
5: Jacobs, 1B
6: Zunino, C
7: Miller, SS
8: Catricala, 3B
9: F. Martinez, CF
SP: Brandon Maurer

No live radio, though KIRO 710am is broadcasting Felix’s start at 7pm. As we’ve seen quite a bit, that game will be available live as an audio stream live at

Go M’s, and welcome back, Felix


10 Responses to “Cactus League Games 13/14 -Split Squad blah blah blah FELIX!”

  1. Cody on March 7th, 2013 11:24 am

    This shit is getting real now.

  2. ChrisFB on March 7th, 2013 11:43 am

    If you’re near a computer and want to listen live, theoretically this should work:

  3. MrZDevotee on March 7th, 2013 11:49 am

    Awww Marc?

    Your headline has too many words… In the upper right of the homepage it looks like “blah blah blah Felix” is it’s own column.

    I was ready to read some gushy homer Felix love, but when I clicked on it… it was just part of the game thread.

    C’est La Vie.

    Happy Felix Day!

  4. EricL on March 7th, 2013 1:13 pm

    Stefen Romero. The boy does like his salami! With rye bread and mustard, even!

  5. Paul B on March 7th, 2013 1:21 pm

    Wedge is at the Oakland game. Not sure about reading something into that.

  6. marc w on March 7th, 2013 1:26 pm

    Sorry MrZ – I still have no idea what I’m doing.

    Stefen Romero’s grand slam elicited a “Get out the rye bread…” call from Rick.

    Wedge may need to help make the call on the 5th starter, and help decide whether Bay/Bonderman have a roster spot.

    Man, James Paxton’s not having a great spring at all.

  7. MrZDevotee on March 7th, 2013 1:42 pm

    I was kidding, of course. Good job! Better than me, I would have been up at 4am writing “Happy Felix Day”… Also known now as “Happy Hoaychh Day”*.

    (*”He’s our’s and you can’t have him”)

  8. Grayfox3d on March 7th, 2013 4:18 pm

    The battle for the extra out field spot is getting pretty interesting. Bay has the AVG but that only goes so far, and Well’s has really come alive the past few games. Gonna be a tough choice, I personally like both guys and couldnt decide who to keep/cut.

  9. Paul B on March 7th, 2013 5:14 pm

    Bay has been pretty Figginsy the last 2 years.

  10. marc w on March 7th, 2013 5:15 pm

    Yes, Wells has come alive at just the right time. I’d thought he was a near certainty to be moved, but defense, power and (relative) youth is a good combo. Wedge was over in Phoenix watching Bay, so who knows.
    I think for a team in the M’s situation, there has to be a thumb or two on the scale for the younger player. I think Wells offers more value, but even if it were really, really close, I just don’t know what Bay offers the team going forward.

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