Let's Talk Mariners

Discuss any and all sports-related topics. From the College Sports to Baseball and everything in between. RATING: PG-13
Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:51 am
  • As one of the more hopeful M's fans, let me say, this season looks awful. My goal was to see a season that inspired hope, and now I'm starting to think I should scale that back. Still have the prospects to build a good team, but right now our young guys who we would have liked to see more than less hitting ceilings rather than floors (Ackley, Smoak, Montero, etc.) seem to, inexplicably, all be hitting their floors. Absurd. It begins to feel like less that we are making bad moves and more that we are cursed. Morse and Morales still look decent enough, but I'm absolutely in shock of how awful our batting prospects are at the big league level.

    Still. ZOO-NEE-NO. That kid is going to be a real stud. I don't think they should even bother calling him up this year, let him hit a slump in the AAAs....but also, this season, if they follow my advice, I might go to more Tacoma games than Mariners games, and I live at the tip of North Seattle. PITA to go to Tacoma.
    User avatar
    pinksheets
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2836
    Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:47 pm
    Location: Seattle


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:14 am

Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:38 pm
  • Starting to look historically bad again.
    Colt 45 and two zig zags.
    User avatar
    peachesenregalia
    * NET Starfish *
     
    Posts: 11035
    Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:29 am
    Location: Helm's Deep


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:27 pm
  • peachesenregalia wrote:Starting to look historically bad again.



    Whoa! What are you on about? 11-3!..... THREE!
    User avatar
    Uncle Si
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 5098
    Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:34 am


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:31 pm
  • Yeah, we finally scored a run for the first time in like 19 innings, and it wasn't just one run, it was three!!! :D
    User avatar
    The Outfield
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2242
    Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:11 am


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:40 pm
  • 16 of 20 games this year we have scored 3 runs or less.
    User avatar
    bigtrain21
    * NET GIF Master *
     
    Posts: 1214
    Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:48 am


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:43 pm
  • bigtrain21 wrote:16 of 20 games this year we have scored 3 runs or less.



    Jerk
    User avatar
    Uncle Si
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 5098
    Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:34 am


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:46 pm
  • bigtrain21 wrote:16 of 20 games this year we have scored 3 runs or less.


    As a Mariners fan, 3 runs is pretty incredible. Not sure why you included 3 in that stat....?
    User avatar
    therealjohncarlson
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 3515
    Joined: Sun May 10, 2009 2:09 pm


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:54 pm
  • Seth Kolloen ‏@SethKolloen 1h
    Justin Smoak will need 10 hits in his next AB to avoid worst batting average ever by a 1B/DH with 1500 PAs. http://ow.ly/khfrM
    User avatar
    pinksheets
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2836
    Joined: Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:47 pm
    Location: Seattle


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:57 pm
  • pinksheets wrote:
    Seth Kolloen ‏@SethKolloen 1h
    Justin Smoak will need 10 hits in his next AB to avoid worst batting average ever by a 1B/DH with 1500 PAs. http://ow.ly/khfrM


    Ha ha. I really don't like his chances. Why don't we send him down. Does he have player options left?
    User avatar
    bigtrain21
    * NET GIF Master *
     
    Posts: 1214
    Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:48 am


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:20 pm
  • pinksheets wrote:
    Seth Kolloen ‏@SethKolloen 1h
    Justin Smoak will need 10 hits in his next AB to avoid worst batting average ever by a 1B/DH with 1500 PAs. http://ow.ly/khfrM


    That actually surprises me that .229 is the current lowest and that the averages go up so quickly from there.
    User avatar
    The Outfield
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2242
    Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:11 am


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:00 am
  • This team is awful! And too think, I liked the moves we made in the offseason, but yet again they mean nothing. I hate being an M's fan sometimes!
    Image
    User avatar
    Blitzer88
    * NET Eeyore *
     
    Posts: 11192
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:47 am
    Location: Pasco, WA


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:53 am
  • pinksheets wrote:
    Seth Kolloen ‏@SethKolloen 1h
    Justin Smoak will need 10 hits in his next AB to avoid worst batting average ever by a 1B/DH with 1500 PAs. http://ow.ly/khfrM

    Seriously Jack, just give up on the guy.
    From the white sands
    To the canyon lands
    To the redwood stands
    To the barren lands

    Image

    Proud member of the 38 club
    User avatar
    hawksfansinceday1
    NET Pro Bowler
     
    Posts: 11855
    Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:38 am
    Location: Vancouver, WA


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:03 pm
  • decent piece on Smoak on USSMariner, basically saying its time to move on from Smoak and advocating finding a triple a guy.

    thats one down, with Seeger, Ackely, Montero to go. These three have to become real major leaguers or this club is screwed for years to come
    User avatar
    Uncle Si
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 5098
    Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:34 am


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:18 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:decent piece on Smoak on USSMariner, basically saying its time to move on from Smoak and advocating finding a triple a guy.

    thats one down, with Seeger, Ackely, Montero to go. These three have to become real major leaguers or this club is screwed for years to come


    Seager has been hitting pretty good as of late. I'm not worried too much about him. I am concerned about the others. The fact that Ackley, Montero, and Smoak all have looked as bad as they have is severely bad luck on the M's part. These are all guys that were top 10 prospects when they made the M's major league roster. You'd figure at least one of them would be showing star potential by now.
    I hate Tim Ruskell.
    User avatar
    Trrrroy
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2867
    Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:24 am


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:40 pm
  • Seager leads the MLB in doubles and is hitting .409 over the last seven days. He is the last of my concerns on this team. Ackley and Montero might be turning it around a bit. But Smoak isn't showing any signs of improvement, unfortunately.
    User avatar
    The Outfield
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2242
    Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:11 am


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:30 pm
  • The same thing I saw in C. Granderson back when he was coming up, i see in Kyle Seager. He's gonna be a pretty decent ball player, unfortunately the M's are blind so it probably wont be for us (Morse).
    EDIT: As he hits a 2 run upper-decker!
    User avatar
    Lithium
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 1913
    Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:01 pm


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:28 pm
  • Holy crap, a W??? For Felix??? #100!
    User avatar
    The Outfield
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2242
    Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:11 am


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:59 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:decent piece on Smoak on USSMariner, basically saying its time to move on from Smoak and advocating finding a triple a guy.

    thats one down, with Seeger, Ackely, Montero to go. These three have to become real major leaguers or this club is screwed for years to come


    Can't remember who, but someone was arguing with me when I said the Rangers were just fine keeping Moreland and letting Smoak go.
    And this post is not directed at anyone personally.
    User avatar
    DTexHawk
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 4163
    Joined: Fri May 01, 2009 5:55 am


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:49 am
  • Trrrroy wrote:
    Uncle Si wrote:decent piece on Smoak on USSMariner, basically saying its time to move on from Smoak and advocating finding a triple a guy.

    thats one down, with Seeger, Ackely, Montero to go. These three have to become real major leaguers or this club is screwed for years to come


    Seager has been hitting pretty good as of late. I'm not worried too much about him. I am concerned about the others. The fact that Ackley, Montero, and Smoak all have looked as bad as they have is severely bad luck on the M's part. These are all guys that were top 10 prospects when they made the M's major league roster. You'd figure at least one of them would be showing star potential by now.


    At this point I'm just hoping that at least one of those guys starts showing any potential at all to be a decent MLB player.
    Football Outsiders wrote:The Seahawks have a third-and-long defensive DVOA of -102.1%. Seriously, when Seattle knows you have to pass, you are completely terribly, violently screwed.
    User avatar
    Chapow
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 1307
    Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:38 pm


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:01 pm
  • Was surprised by the statistical lines of Seager... very encouraging.

    Some hitting taking place last night. lets see if Ackely, Smoak and Montero can leep it up

    (christ im far too hopeful)
    User avatar
    Uncle Si
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 5098
    Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:34 am


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:06 pm
  • Funny in a depressing (and mariners) way that Seager, who was likely an afterthought draft pick after Ackley and his room mate at North Carolina, might replace him at second base in the future.
    User avatar
    therealjohncarlson
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 3515
    Joined: Sun May 10, 2009 2:09 pm


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:16 pm
  • Smoak is warming up as well.
    I am a firm believer in luck, and I found that the harder I work the more I have of it.

    Yes. I am not happy so much. I am too seriously! .. Kap is not a great leader period!! Hurt my heart and s**t my painfully. ..
    CurryStopstheRuns
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2242
    Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:52 pm


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:25 pm
  • I've never been a Jack Z hater, but he's been making it very hard lately. Peguero over Thames? How does he justify that? I know in the overall scheme of things it won't matter much seeing as Saunders will be back soon, but it's still a dumb move.
    I hate Tim Ruskell.
    User avatar
    Trrrroy
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2867
    Joined: Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:24 am


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:37 pm

Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:44 am
  • Robert Andino has been named the starting SS from this point on............yipee. We go from a .140 hitter to a .090 hitter. Can we call Nick Franklin up yet?
    Image
    User avatar
    Blitzer88
    * NET Eeyore *
     
    Posts: 11192
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:47 am
    Location: Pasco, WA


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:03 am
  • Blitzer88 wrote:Robert Andino has been named the starting SS from this point on............yipee. We go from a .140 hitter to a .090 hitter. Can we call Nick Franklin up yet?



    He better be as good as Ryan defensively because that is the only thing that we had going for the position.
    I am a firm believer in luck, and I found that the harder I work the more I have of it.

    Yes. I am not happy so much. I am too seriously! .. Kap is not a great leader period!! Hurt my heart and s**t my painfully. ..
    CurryStopstheRuns
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2242
    Joined: Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:52 pm


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:47 am
  • Blitzer88 wrote:Robert Andino has been named the starting SS from this point on............yipee. We go from a .140 hitter to a .090 hitter. Can we call Nick Franklin up yet?


    Well, hopefully Andino either gets hitting or Wedge soon brings in one of our AAA infielders that looks like they have promise. We have a few of them.
    User avatar
    The Outfield
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2242
    Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:11 am


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:34 am
  • It's so depressing to see us loosing series to the Astros! Weren't the Astros supposed to be baaaaadd this year!! Can't wait for football to start again. ::groan::
    User avatar
    hawkclaws
    NET Practice Squad
     
    Posts: 65
    Joined: Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:59 pm


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:49 am
  • It's pretty sad when the M's have given the Astros 3 of their 6 wins, about to be 4 of their 7.
    User avatar
    The Outfield
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2242
    Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:11 am


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:10 pm
  • Lol, every time I check the score, the Astros go up 3-5 more. All I can do is chuckle.
    User avatar
    The Outfield
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2242
    Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:11 am


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:38 pm
  • This team is so depressing.

    I can see it now...

    "Mariners set interviews for new GM and Manager"

    "High hopes for young club"

    "New new four year plan!"

    Uggghhhh.

    Side note, it was nice to see Ackley have a good game. Smoak finally went yard too.
    Image
    User avatar
    DHawk
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 1637
    Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:50 pm
    Location: Phoenix, AZ


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:48 am
  • That's why I said giving an extension to Felix was a bad move.
    Carmon1274
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 499
    Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:50 pm


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:51 am
  • And Hopefully we see the last of Guti.

    1st 2 seasons
    153 games
    152 games
    92 games
    40 games
    Carmon1274
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 499
    Joined: Sun Nov 11, 2012 1:50 pm


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:10 am
  • Carmon1274 wrote:That's why I said giving an extension to Felix was a bad move.


    Uh... I'm still missing your point?
    User avatar
    The Outfield
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2242
    Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:11 am


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:12 pm
  • Carmon1274 wrote:And Hopefully we see the last of Guti.

    1st 2 seasons
    153 games
    152 games
    92 games
    40 games

    Yeah a real shame too cuz dude can play. He's just never on the field.
    From the white sands
    To the canyon lands
    To the redwood stands
    To the barren lands

    Image

    Proud member of the 38 club
    User avatar
    hawksfansinceday1
    NET Pro Bowler
     
    Posts: 11855
    Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:38 am
    Location: Vancouver, WA


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:29 pm
  • You'll probably win tonight, we're just as bad as you.

    Come on Halos though, light it up
    Storts
    NET Rookie
     
    Posts: 117
    Joined: Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:48 pm


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:32 pm
  • Another good night by my boy Kyle Seager, dude is on fire!
    User avatar
    Lithium
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 1913
    Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:01 pm


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:01 pm
  • Endy Chavez is on fire too. Good to see Peguero hit a gigantic blast as well.
    User avatar
    The Outfield
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2242
    Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:11 am


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:40 am

Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:29 am
  • m0ng0 wrote:How about Maurer ? 3 Solid games in a row !



    and a nice run at the plate for Montero, Smoak, Ackley and Seager of late as well.

    be nice to see some consistency and wins come from this
    User avatar
    Uncle Si
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 5098
    Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:34 am


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:54 pm
  • I believe in Ackley and obviously Seager.

    Smoak and Montero are clueless against any kind of decent pitching.
    I enjoy ruining threads by making them about personal attacks and then commenting about how personal attacks make the other person's argument invalid.

    :les:
    User avatar
    SonicHawk
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 8071
    Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:56 pm


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:29 pm
  • Justin Smoak......please find your way off of this team already. I'm never watching another at bat of his again, pointless.
    User avatar
    Lithium
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 1913
    Joined: Sun Aug 15, 2010 2:01 pm


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:58 pm
  • OMG. Smoak struck out twice tonight with 2 outs, bases loaded.
    User avatar
    The Outfield
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2242
    Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:11 am


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:10 pm

Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:21 pm
  • Tonight's attendance is 31,543. What a difference beard hats make, eh?
    World Champion Seattle Seahawks football. It's an addiction, and there is no cure.
    Les Norton - gone but never forgotten. Rest in blue and green peace, my friend.
    User avatar
    Seahawk Sailor
    * .NET Navy Bad Ass *
     
    Posts: 18815
    Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:23 am
    Location: The beautiful PNW


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:26 pm
  • m0ng0 wrote:Ryans benching lasted a whopping 1 game?


    He wasn't benched. It was simply determined that Andino would be the primary/starting SS. But it's a bit weird that Andino is still in (at 2nd) when Ryan is at SS.

    @Sailor Haha, I know right? Pretty sad.
    User avatar
    The Outfield
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2242
    Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:11 am


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:40 pm
  • 0-10 with the bases loaded and 1 rbi in the last 2 games. 7 abs with less than 2 outs. Christ on a bike

    (And 1st and 2nd right after... don't bunt them over, strike out swinging... its as if the manager hasn't an idea who his batters are)
    Last edited by Uncle Si on Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:15 pm, edited 1 time in total.
    User avatar
    Uncle Si
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 5098
    Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:34 am


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:01 pm
  • My only hope is that the Mariners regain relevance before they're run out of town. I don't know if I could recover from losing them, in terms of baseball fandom. It's so demoralizing that, after a run of incompetence (Bavasi), we've had a run of usually-good decision making but awful luck. Picking up top offensive prospects like Montero, Smoak, and Ackley by all rights should have worked out (at least 2 of the 3), and that none of them are right now is crushing.

    Sometimes good decisions turn out horribly. The Mariners have had more than their fair share of it, though.
    User avatar
    jkitsune
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2161
    Joined: Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:12 pm


Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:11 pm
  • Sweet, another win for Felix!! If our bats stay as hot as they are and we can start to hit with RISP, we'll do pretty good. Now to think about Harang and Saunders......
    User avatar
    The Outfield
    NET Veteran
     
    Posts: 2242
    Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:11 am


PreviousNext


It is currently Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:24 pm

Please REGISTER to become a member

Return to [ THE SPORTS BAR ]




Information
  • Who is online
  • Users browsing this forum: Smurf and 4 guests