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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:15 pm
  • We have some serious power this year. It's nice to see our better hitters from last year moved to the back or middle of the order to make room for Moris, Morales, and others. Moris is killing it tonight!
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:39 pm
  • They do always start off well, don't they?
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:47 pm
  • SmokinHawk wrote:They do always start off well, don't they?


    It might seem like it, but here are the records for the first 10 games of the last 5 seasons:

    2012: 5-5 (finished 75-87)
    2011: 3-7 (finished 67-95)
    2010: 4-6 (finished 61-101)
    2009: 7-3 (finished 85-77)
    2008: 4-6 (finished 61-101)

    With the exception of 2009 (the only winning season), the records are certainly nothing to write home about.

    And just for kicks, here are the records for the first 2 games:

    2012: 1-1
    2011: 2-0
    2010: 1-1
    2009: 1-1
    2008: 1-1
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:45 am
  • The Outfield wrote:God, Oakland fans are annoying. Constantly tooting horns and yelling "Let's go Oak-land!"



    yeah, it really sucks that they try their best to support their club. Damn them!! :thirishdrinkers: :shock:
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:47 am
  • I was curious getting to see them all over the central valley here in Arizona during spring training if any of their success down here would transfer into the regular season.

    Granted, it is only two games against one team but some of the things look decent already. It will be interesting to see what might continue over as more time passes by.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:51 am
  • I was a little surprised about all the hitting last night. The first week or so of the season is usually not the time to gauge one's hitting as everyone is usually lining up against the other team's top pitchers.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:47 am
  • looking good so far... morse is a monster..
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:24 am
  • UNDEFEATED !!! :thirishdrinkers:

    They seem to be much more patient at the plate........so far
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:59 am
  • Looking good! Here's hoping they keep it up.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:44 am
  • Shaz wrote:I'll be negative about the Mariners right now:

    Get rid of Smoak, he's not going to pan out, cut your losses


    He gets a month, maybe two.

    He does have 4 walks in two games, plus a couple hits. not a bad start.

    But yeah, he needs to show his improvement early
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:44 pm
  • The Outfield wrote:Good old Dave Sims... "Here comes Oliver Pear-ez"


    Gotta love Sims! I still remember the first time he really got into the King's Court night. Sims: "And the fans are chanting K-K-K". There was a pause, then laughter from the whole announcers box. The guy makes it fun to listen to!

    Oh, and GO M's!
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:23 pm
  • I went to the first 2 games in Oakland and was on TV yesterday! I also caught a game ball... Winning!

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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:09 pm
  • Very Nice. I have seen a lot of As games in the past at the coliseum and it was excellent for baseball ( much of the time no ones goes and you can sit almost anywhere ) TV and a ball .... Maybe buy some lottery tickets !
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:40 pm
  • Morse is at it again as well as Guit witha leadoff HR.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:41 pm
  • If Saunders is the M's replacement for Jason Vargus . . . Color me unimpressed
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:43 pm
  • Yeah, I'm a bit worried about him. Hopefully he'll settle in.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:22 pm
  • Back-to-back home runs off Loe.

    Ugh, I'm not liking this game. This reminds me of last year.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:24 pm
  • Can't expect to win or look good every game. I find that baseball is too exhausting to follow with the game by game intensity we all follow football. There's just too many games to get too upset over any one.

    I'm just really happy to see Gutierrez show some power.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:25 pm
  • The Mariners are moving to Sacramento!
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:29 pm
  • SacHawk2.0 wrote:The Mariners are moving to Sacramento!

    You guys got your River Cats or whatever. Be happy, that's all you're getting!
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:33 pm
  • Maybe the A's will move to Sacramento. They have only had like 15k attendance on their 2nd and 3rd games.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:36 pm
  • The Outfield wrote:Maybe the A's will move to Sacramento. They have only had like 15k attendance on their 2nd and 3rd games.

    "Sacramento is a very nice city, but not for major-league baseball, as far as our ownership is concerned," Wolff said.

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/athletics/article ... z2PSxlgL8B
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:39 pm
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    @pinksheets - wow, I had no idea there was ever any actual discussion of that move, lol.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:31 am
  • GoHawks wrote:If Saunders is the M's replacement for Jason Vargus . . . Color me unimpressed


    Exactly what I was talking about. Joe had 11.75 era in this preseason? Why did they trot this bum out?

    They supposedly have have great pitching and this is .......baffling.

    Morse has three homers already? Awesome.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:02 am
  • Atradees wrote:
    GoHawks wrote:If Saunders is the M's replacement for Jason Vargus . . . Color me unimpressed


    Exactly what I was talking about. Joe had 11.75 era in this preseason? Why did they trot this bum out?

    They supposedly have have great pitching and this is .......baffling.

    Morse has three homers already? Awesome.


    CC Sabathia has a 7.2 ERA after one game, does he suck? Baseball is all about sample size. You can't judge anyone off of one game. Take a look at Saunder's 2012-2011 numbers, he and Vargas are very nearly the same player. And that's based upon 382 innings of work, not four.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:10 am
  • Saunders (P) came out rusty - which is just like his predecessor, Jason-whoopsbiginning-Vargas.. I'll take 2 out of 3 every series, hell yes I will. And against a division rival who was quite strong last year.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:12 am
  • Hawker wrote:Saunders (P) came out rusty - which is just like his predecessor, Jason-whoopsbiginning-Vargas.. I'll take 2 out of 3 every series, hell yes I will. And against a division rival who was quite strong last year.


    Our hit totals are a little scary being 5-9-5 so far, but yes we took 2/3 from the division champs in their ballpark. Its nice to see some pop in our bats for once also!
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:21 am
  • Let's just see what Maurer does today--very excited for this kid! I can see him leaping Saunders to be the 3rd arm in the rotation in no time.

    *edit--Crap, looks like it might be a rainout. That sucks.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:30 am
  • The game starts at 12:35pm today.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:20 am
  • Trenchbroom wrote:Let's just see what Maurer does today--very excited for this kid! I can see him leaping Saunders to be the 3rd arm in the rotation in no time.


    I am onboard! :th2thumbs:
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:01 pm
  • Morse AGAIN !!!

    I was thinking this was a bit of a ho hum signing, but man this guy is a stud !
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:15 pm
  • Remember when everybody freaked out about us trading a backup catcher to get that guy?
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:34 pm
  • I think Mike Morse is going to be fun to watch this year! If he keeps this up, I have no problem with him sharing the nickname of "Beast mode."
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:41 pm
  • How "beast mode" could a baseball player be? Maybe we can call him baby beast mode. But hitting 4 times a game and standing around the outfield doesn't constitute sharing a nickname with a guy who runs into, through and over 250-300 lb men 25-30 times a game.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:52 pm
  • Beast mode has been Mike Morse's nickname for a while now.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:56 pm
  • The Outfield wrote:Maybe the A's will move to Sacramento. They have only had like 15k attendance on their 2nd and 3rd games.

    Oaklands attendance on a weeknight isn't any worse than the mariners... And the athletics have been one of the few franchises over the last decade that have been as futile as the mariners. It'll pick up if the wins keep coming.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:48 am
  • It would not be out of the question to suggest "here we go again".... the hitting has been sparse after.a torrid spring and the back end of the rotation struggled. But let's remember... baseball is 162 games and there will be many stretches we go 2-2 on the road and are happy with it. And the As are a good club

    Still.... aside from Morse the plate appearances have been less than encouraging. Hopefully a change in location will inspire
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:55 am
  • Uncle Si wrote:It would not be out of the question to suggest "here we go again".... the hitting has been sparse after.a torrid spring and the back end of the rotation struggled. But let's remember... baseball is 162 games and there will be many stretches we go 2-2 on the road and are happy with it. And the As are a good club

    Still.... aside from Morse the plate appearances have been less than encouraging. Hopefully a change in location will inspire


    .500 ball against the A's is A-OK. Now let's get the White Sox monkey off of our backs.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:55 pm
  • I really hope Beavan does well and the M's win tonight!
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:36 pm
  • Man, gotta love that run support for Beavan who is pitching a great game so far.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:24 pm
  • Guti good.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:07 am
  • Gotta admit, last night's game was a nail biter. I tuned in during the 5th inning just as Beavan was starting to shit the bed. Watched all the way through the 10th and came away with the following impressions.

    - Hitting is better this year, and could even be a strength of this team.
    - Our starting pitching staff is not that great. Hultzen's and Walker's development cannot go fast enough.
    - We try to get cute with using specialist pitchers for certain situations and it results in base hits and runs scored when we put a cold relief pitcher on the mound.
    - Brendan Ryan is a pretty damn good shortstop
    - Michael Saunders is a pretty damn good center fielder
    - We are probably going to lose close games with Tom Wilhelmsen as our closer.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:57 am
  • Last nights game was awesome. I just don't like them so close.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:07 pm
  • So how excited should we be about Zunino? This guy looks like a superstar in the making.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:08 pm
  • Whoever this Loe relief pitcher is......he has got to go.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:28 pm
  • Haven't they already won their 3 games for April?

    I see Felix got beat last night. They've been so miserable so long I find it very hard to get excited about them anymore.

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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:14 pm
  • The Radish wrote:Haven't they already won their 3 games for April?

    I see Felix got beat last night. They've been so miserable so long I find it very hard to get excited about them anymore.

    :les:


    Every year there is always a gaping hole in the squad. In previous years, our bats couldn't hit a damn thing, but pitching was aces with at least two premier starters, capable relievers, and an ace closer with a red hot fastball. Fielding was also top notch, and had to be because nobody could bat in runs to save their lives.

    This year it is the exact opposite. The bats are really whacking the ball around but pitching is a real weakness, especially with such awful, awful relievers. The entire bullpen sucks, top to bottom, except for Carter Capps.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:21 pm
  • SmokinHawk wrote:
    The Radish wrote:Haven't they already won their 3 games for April?

    I see Felix got beat last night. They've been so miserable so long I find it very hard to get excited about them anymore.

    :les:


    Every year there is always a gaping hole in the squad. In previous years, our bats couldn't hit a damn thing, but pitching was aces with at least two premier starters, capable relievers, and an ace closer with a red hot fastball. Fielding was also top notch, and had to be because nobody could bat in runs to save their lives.

    This year it is the exact opposite. The bats are really whacking the ball around but pitching is a real weakness, especially with such awful, awful relievers. The entire bullpen sucks, top to bottom, except for Carter Capps.


    Well, that's what happens when the front office trades away our good players rather than spends more money... we traded away our 2nd or 3rd best starter for some increased offense and I have a feeling it's definitely going to have an effect on our ERA this year. The pitcher we picked up to replace Vargas (Saunders) sure didn't impress in his first start, but we'll see how he does tomorrow.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:59 pm
  • To be fair, the club has amazing pitching talent like 4 months away from the big league squad. Atleast three maybe four very good pitchers. They traded from a position of strength to add offense, something every Ms fan has been begging for since the ill adviosed Bedard trade.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:47 pm
  • Uncle Si wrote:To be fair, the club has amazing pitching talent like 4 months away from the big league squad. Atleast three maybe four very good pitchers. They traded from a position of strength to add offense, something every Ms fan has been begging for since the ill adviosed Bedard trade.


    That's true... I just hope they don't trade them all away for more garbage.
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