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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:40 am
  • At least they got the split witn the Twinkies. Need to play .500 on this east coaster to have a chance at finishing the season at the same mark. A shame about Zunino but damn is Franklin looking like the real deal or what? I am am starting to feel a little bit of optimism on the future of this franchise. A little bit is all I'll allow myself at this point, but still....
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:09 am
  • Franklin is legit. Sorry Ackley - but there's a very good reason he is now a (gulp) center fielder. I had high hopes for Ackley coming out of college. Those hopes have since perished but oh so happy to have a legit MLB-caliber 2nd baseman on the club now (although Seager was just fine... had we found a decent 3B).
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:10 pm
  • No trades announced before deadline. If there are any waiting for league approval, should hear within the hour.

    Hoping we can dump Morse, and if we can get anything for Ackley, Saunders, Perez, I'd be ok with that too.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:57 pm
  • Whelp....steady as she goes. No trades. This is unfamiliar territory for the M's.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:16 pm
  • CrimsonWazzu wrote:Whelp....steady as she goes.


    Very good...

    CrimsonWazzu wrote:This is unfamiliar territory for the M's.


    No! The proper phrase is "uncharted waters for the Mariners". Can't have one great nautical statement for a team called the Mariners and then follow it up with a non-nautical one! :141847_bnono:

    ;)

    On topic: I am very happy they STAYED THE COURSE and decided to BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES against any criticism about keeping this team intact. I like watching this team for the first time in a long time, even if the record is middling.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:30 pm
  • 16 innings :|
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:25 pm
  • Oh.

    My.

    God.

    Felix deserves better than this.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:34 pm
  • I would just like to congratulate the M's bullpen on an absolutely special performance.

    I mean God damn, it takes a really special kind of suck to blow that.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:05 pm
  • I actually felt sorry for Felix when they announced he re-upped with the M's. Gonna be the same ol BS til Lincoln and Nintendo guy is gone. I refuse to even watch til they're gone.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:14 pm
  • Tom Wilhelmsen will get the call.....

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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:10 pm
  • Just when you think they're turning things around, BLAM. Hit a new low.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:21 pm
  • -The Glove- wrote:I actually felt sorry for Felix when they announced he re-upped with the M's. Gonna be the same ol BS til Lincoln and Nintendo guy is gone. I refuse to even watch til they're gone.


    and people wonder why seattle is the worst sports city in the country :D
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:35 pm
  • I remember when the Mariners made history by losing a game in which they led by 12 runs with 3 innings to go. That game included a 5 run bottom of the 9th which forced extra innings, where they eventually lost. That loss was in 2001, and it would ironically be enough to cost them win #117.

    I didn't think I'd ever see a bigger meltdown by a Mariners bullpen, but I think tonight takes the cake. They allowed 6 runs in the 9th, and it would have been at least a couple more had the final double been played out (it was in the air forever, and would have likely cleared the bases). There was just one out, too. Had Seattle led by 10, it's conceivable they might have lost even then. Stunning.

    In fairness, I thought all three pitchers were getting squeezed horribly by the umpire, especially Medina who had a no-doubter strike 3 on the 2nd to last batter, who would later reach base. If the ump calls that strike, who knows how the rest of the game turns out. Seattle had a 1 run lead and would have just needed one more out to escape with the win. I'd bet that if the ump had called a better strike zone that inning, Seattle might have won comfortably. Wilhelmsen is so shaky that it doesn't take much for him to spiral out of control. He's kind of become the new Brandon Morrow as closer.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:52 am
  • ^^^ Well said. Brandon Morrow 2.0 ^^^

    So much frustration harbored inside of me at this point, with Wilhelmson. Comfortable leads often and yet he struggles dearly to find his first-pitch strike ability. Ghaaahhh.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:19 am
  • On the bright side, relievers are much easier to find than starters, the Mariners have three young starters nearing the big leagues, and their young hitting is starting to pick up....

    Gotta find a bright side after that. Yeesh.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:19 am
  • Isn't it so typically Mariners to play great for a couple weeks prior to the deadline, just to keep the team from trading away any of it's assets. And then to subsequently fall on it's face the minute the trade deadline passes.

    I saw Chuck Armstrong today. I had to use every ounce of restraint to not walk up to him and scream uncontrollably.

    I hate my baseball team. I look forward to the day it is sold to new ownership the same as I look forward to the Hawks winning a Super Bowl or he SuperSonics returning.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:17 am
  • SeaTown81 wrote:Isn't it so typically Mariners to play great for a couple weeks prior to the deadline, just to keep the team from trading away any of it's assets. And then to subsequently fall on it's face the minute the trade deadline passes.


    I hate my baseball team. I look forward to the day it is sold to new ownership the same as I look forward to the Hawks winning a Super Bowl or he SuperSonics returning.


    Yup. Absolutely maddening. I dunno how Felix hasn't delivered a round of nutshots yet. He has to be getting sick of not getting any help. People at my work keep talking about firing Jack Z and starting all over. But nothing will matter until we get an ownership who cares about the team.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:12 pm
  • SeaTown81 wrote:Isn't it so typically Mariners to play great for a couple weeks prior to the deadline, just to keep the team from trading away any of it's assets. And then to subsequently fall on it's face the minute the trade deadline passes.

    I saw Chuck Armstrong today. I had to use every ounce of restraint to not walk up to him and scream uncontrollably.

    I hate my baseball team. I look forward to the day it is sold to new ownership the same as I look forward to the Hawks winning a Super Bowl or he SuperSonics returning.


    Being a Mariners fan has got to be one of the hardest fandoms in the world. Right up there with being a Browns fan, IMO. Totally agree.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:40 pm
  • jkitsune wrote:
    SeaTown81 wrote:Isn't it so typically Mariners to play great for a couple weeks prior to the deadline, just to keep the team from trading away any of it's assets. And then to subsequently fall on it's face the minute the trade deadline passes.

    I saw Chuck Armstrong today. I had to use every ounce of restraint to not walk up to him and scream uncontrollably.

    I hate my baseball team. I look forward to the day it is sold to new ownership the same as I look forward to the Hawks winning a Super Bowl or he SuperSonics returning.


    Being a Mariners fan has got to be one of the hardest fandoms in the world. Right up there with being a Browns fan, IMO. Totally agree.


    I don't blame the ownership. Sure, they care about having a profitable franchise, but that is true for all but a select few team owners. It's not like they're purposefully fielding crap teams, and up until the end of the Bavasi era they had no problem shelling out enough dough to make sure the M's fielded a top 10 payroll. You don't do that if you don't care about wins. Their biggest downfall is hiring idiot GM's. They aren't alone there. Even great owners with great intentions succumb to that pitfall.

    Bavasi ran this team into the dirt. Jack Z isn't nearly as bad, but it's getting clearer every day that he's a scout, not a GM. He's turned one of the MLB's worst farm systems into one of the MLB's best. Hopefully after this season Armstrong thanks him for that and then hires someone who can translate that minor league talent into major league wins.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:42 pm
  • m0ng0 wrote:
    -The Glove- wrote:I actually felt sorry for Felix when they announced he re-upped with the M's. Gonna be the same ol BS til Lincoln and Nintendo guy is gone. I refuse to even watch til they're gone.


    and people wonder why seattle is the worst sports city in the country :D


    It isn't because of the Mariners, I tell you that. That FO is a joke.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sat Aug 03, 2013 4:27 pm
  • hahaha just an innocent jab at big brother is all :D the FO is what it is, the players got no control over that and quite honestly they are growing and getting better. As a baseball fan thats all I really care about, if they win all the better if they don't? oh well I am still a fan.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:15 pm
  • m0ng0 wrote:hahaha just an innocent jab at big brother is all :D the FO is what it is, the players got no control over that and quite honestly they are growing and getting better. As a baseball fan thats all I really care about, if they win all the better if they don't? oh well I am still a fan.


    Well said....
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:21 pm
  • I saw my Mariners beat the Orioles and take the series live at camden yards this afternoon. Never thought Henry Blanco would be the deciding factor lol.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:10 am
  • Taijuan Walker gets the start on Friday and Zunino is back ! Should be interesting.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:01 am
  • m0ng0 wrote:Taijuan Walker gets the start on Friday and Zunino is back ! Should be interesting.



    Is it in Everett or over that Rainers ballpark?
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:24 am
  • Thank the lord, or thank SOMEBODY. I couldn't handle another Harang outing. 'Bout time!
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:58 am
  • Mariners traded Morse to the Orioles for OF Xavier Avery. per KJR

    Thats is all. Carry on.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:30 am
  • XxxZagnutxxX wrote:Mariners traded Morse to the Orioles for OF Xavier Avery. per KJR

    Thats is all. Carry on.


    Did a quick run, for all the giggles

    Morse: 6.7 million. 68 games, 283 AB, .226BA, 64 H, 132b, 0 3B, 13 HR, 27 RBI, 20 BB, 80 (wow)K
    Hamilton: 17.0 million, 101 games, 482 AB, .234BA, 113H, 262b, 3 3B, 19HR, 60RBI, 40BB, 132K

    make of it what you will....
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:30 pm
  • PLEASE re-sign Kendrys. Finally a player that was traded for that can actually hit as a Mariners player.
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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:21 am
  • Remember Wladimir Balentien, the promising young outfielder with lots of power the Mariners had a few years ago? The one they let go because they couldn't teach him to hit at the major league level? He just set the single-season home run record in Japan.

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Re: Let's Talk Mariners
Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:45 pm
  • Apparently neither could the Cincinnati Reds :roll: oh and remember Tuffy Rhodes ? Ask him how being home run king in Japan worked when he tried to comeback to the Majors

    SeatownJay wrote:Remember Wladimir Balentien, the promising young outfielder with lots of power the Mariners had a few years ago? The one they let go because they couldn't teach him to hit at the major league level? He just set the single-season home run record in Japan.

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