Happypuppy wrote:The problem they have as I see it is perception. The Ms are thought of as a cheap and poorly run organization.
They have been one of the worst run organizations in all of baseball.
Look at when the hired a team president the rumors were that Tony LaRussa was going to be interviewed. Did they? No he started they never called...
Why? IMO because they value bean counters more than baseball people that may well not be just yes men to ownership.
People just look at it as another move by a cheap organization.
It's hard to quibble they are wrong when without a salary cap losing a guy you had penciled in as a starter
Danny on espn 710 tried to play the role of mariners apologist by claiming that the Seahawks do the same thing the difference is the cap. baseball dose not have one a big difference
This occurs less than a week before the season opener even worse are the number of the first months games inside the division.
Lose a lot of them and you are in a big hole and like must years are irrelevant by the fourth of July
Uncle Si wrote:This wasnt a move by a "cheap organization" regardless of how people want to perceive it. We signed him to a 1 million dollar contract (not massive money) if he made the team.
He's been sh-- in Spring training. But they felt they needed him due to the injuries, and then would likely drop him to AAA once Iwa and Walker were ready. They offered him the 45 day deal with the chance of renegotiating the million dollar deal
Cheap? maybe... but they clearly dont see Randy as the pitcher they need for the whole season. They made him an offer (albeit in a shady, yet often used manner). reality is: Randy Wolf was not making this team as a starter if Iwa and Walker were healthy (you can thank Erasmus Ramirez, James Paxton and Roenas Elias for helping that along). because the Ms dont know their overall status through April, they offered him this "pro-rated" version of the million.
He refused and we all move on...