Podcast: Seager Yes But No Tomas

Matthew Carruth · November 26, 2014 at 8:55 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

I had time on my hands so idle playthings happened and the podcast got some experimentation to it. In the meat of the episode, Jeff and I comment on the various RH power bats that the Mariners have been linked to, enjoy Kyle Seager briefly, and then keep the hot stove off in favor of some slow cooking.

Alas, left unaddressed is how we are all now in a different reality from the one(s) in which Felix Hernandez was (rightfully) awarded a Cy Young for his 2014 opus. Alas.

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15 Responses to “Podcast: Seager Yes But No Tomas”

  1. MrZDevotee on November 29th, 2014 1:10 pm

    Dammit… Heavy rumors trickling in that the A’s and Braves are in talks to send Samardzija (and ?) to the Braves for Upton AND Gattis to Oakland…

    That’s a HUGE trade for the A’s… Argh. Please be false… Please be false…

  2. LongDistance on November 29th, 2014 2:25 pm

    … anymore, avoiding looking at the trade rumors. So far, anytime the M’s have been linked with someone, they end up elsewhere.

    But I know. It’s the big budgets that dominate at this point.

  3. MrZDevotee on November 29th, 2014 4:15 pm

    Not that I necessarily want them (we’d have to overpay in prospects), just sayin’ I’d hate to see them end up with the A’s…

  4. where have u gone edgar on November 30th, 2014 12:43 pm

    If they made that trade they would have Brett Butler, Ike Davis, Brandon Moss, and Evan Gattis. Evan if they ship Moss out that is still a lot of redundant players.

  5. kinickers77 on December 1st, 2014 7:52 am

    Mariners just signed Nelson Cruz to a 4 yr / $57 million deal.

    Thoughts? Will he be our DH or will they mistakingly try to play him in the OF?

  6. Mid80sRighty on December 1st, 2014 9:13 am

    ^^^I don’t like it

  7. kinickers77 on December 1st, 2014 10:18 am

    I think it’s a great signing. We need RH power and Cruz provides that. If they plays our primary DH, that should help with his sensitive quads and hamstrings over the years. And in 2014, Safeco actually played better for RH power than Baltimore did. This is a HUGE upgrade at our DH position.

    I much prefer this than trading away assets for other RH bats.

  8. taylor.mariner on December 1st, 2014 10:31 am

    The only thing that surprises me is that it didn’t happen earlier or last year even. I’m not crazy about it, but we need the right handed power bat and it makes a trade of Walker or Paxton (or both) less likely.

  9. djw on December 1st, 2014 11:44 am

    Terrible, terrible contract. Ugh. Through his year 38 season? And giving up a draft pick? awful.

  10. mrakbaseball on December 1st, 2014 1:11 pm

    The Mariners will always have to overpay. Cruz turns 35 next season and could fall off the cliff production wise and he’ll still have 3 years left. I love how Olney lists James Jones as the RF when he made out the Mariners’ lineup.

  11. Longgeorge1 on December 1st, 2014 1:14 pm

    I like it. Did we give up a pick? I don’t think so. Even if we did a pick has less than a 50-50 chance of ever reaching the show anyway.

    We still have our young pitching. I hope we don’t NEED him in the OF, but he at least can play RF good enough to stay in the line-up in NL games and ( hope-hope) the WS.

    This signing is way better than some of our shit in one hand and hope in the other signings of the past. He is fairly healthy and had a good year this year, not three seasons ago before his last two knee surgeries and a couple of bad years.

  12. ensignofcommand on December 1st, 2014 1:28 pm

    I’m conflicted, but I like that they’ve potentially upgraded the team without having to move Kuma, Walker or Paxton.

    Given the Cruz deal, I’d throw a few bucks at Rios next. Paxton and Walker seem off limits, but they’re clearly going for it, and if they’re dumb enough to dump Saunders for a bucket of balls they need a RF.

  13. Woodcutta on December 1st, 2014 2:04 pm


    He received a qualifying offer and didn’t take it so the M’s should, as I understand it, be giving up their 1st round pick this year

  14. djw on December 1st, 2014 3:38 pm

    Did we give up a pick? I don’t think so.

    O’s gave him a QO, he turned it down, our pick isn’t top 10. Why wouldn’t we? What rule am I getting wrong?

  15. Shoeless Jose on December 1st, 2014 10:03 pm

    Jaromír Jágr was born in a country that no longer exists, and hasn’t existed for 21 years. In fact, because he was 17 and already a pro by the time the Berlin Wall fell, he was the first “Warsaw Pact” player who was signed without defecting first. Jaromír Jágr is a skating history lesson.

    (Though if you want to talk about on-ice longevity, Gordie Howe would like a word.)

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