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Old 07-13-2009, 12:49 AM   #1
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Just took 3 of 4 from Texas! We be rollin with some of the sickest pitching in the league!

2 Allstars, Felix Hernandez and of course Ichiro

And a band of misfits that play like studs together!

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Old 07-15-2009, 09:14 AM   #2
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Considering the amount of injuries we've had -- and the rag tag group we've put together on the field, I'm absolutely thrilled that we're doing this well. The pitching and bullpen have been the biggest surprises. For us to be doing this well, given the circumstances, especially our horrendous offense -- is absolutely insane. We needed to make those big strides against the Rangers. Big confidence booster moving forward. I'd love to see us get to the post-season. Here's to hoping some bats can get rolling in the second half.
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Yeah, Beltre was our only big bat other than "Tha Muscle" losing him hurt. Maybe we could make a move for a bat, I don't expect DAS GOOT to keep hitting .400
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Mariners planning on signing this guy, we'd be unstoppable!

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Old 07-16-2009, 10:52 AM   #5
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Beltre was playing like garbage all year, easily his worst during his time with the Mariners since he signed with the team. Perhaps his thumb is still bothering him, I don't know, but he didn't have the pop in the bat as he used to, and really, never had the kind of pop he demonstrated while he was back in LA before we got him.

I think Franklin is demonstrating the type of player he can be on a daily basis with the Mariners. Around a .300 hitter, with a solid OBP. He's working counts better too, and that's something I like to see. Gillies is the same type of player who is lighting it up in High A right now, and might be MLB ready in two years; it'd be nice to have him as a fixture out there when Ichiro decides to hang them up.

As far as pop-in-the-bat, it's too bad Clement can't be consistent in the MLB, because he shows his ability quite well in Tacoma. Maybe Carp can be that guy in a year, or perhaps Saunders who should be poised to be a regular next season, perhaps a September call-up. Just depends on where the M's are at that time.

I'm frustrated that Raben wasn't able to play this year in the minors (microfracture surgery) and that Triunfel has been on the DL seemingly all year. Almonte is killing the ball, but striking out way too much. Halman has played like ****, and probably has more strikeouts than hits. (Damn close.)

I'm not sure if we'll be acquiring a bat, but we definitely need one. Unfortunately, the guys down in the minors who have power are likely 1-2 years away respectively from becoming contributors to our ball club.

The 2010 and 2011 Mariners will be interesting to see. To end the post, I'm still sad we got rid of Adam Jones. It's just too damn bad it couldn't have been Wlad in the deal. Hopefully Bedard can stay healthy and come around and get about 6-7 wins this second half and make the trade look somewhat respectable.
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Beltre still leads the team in doubles. His bat was just heating up.
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:46 PM   #7
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Mariners planning on signing this guy, we'd be unstoppable!

Pretty sure that guy was in our minor league system, actually. Josh Womack is his name.

We're clinging right now, IMO. As I type this the Angels are currently crushing the A's. If we lose tonight that's 6 behind in the loss column. We're at a point where if we have a few bad days it will push the arrow to "sell" much more than "buy"...

Hope we keep it up.
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:01 PM   #8
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Damn Gutierrez is a monster. Even when he wasn't hitting he was well worth having out there only for his amazing defense. If he keeps hitting like this we're talking one of the top CF in the game.
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Damn Gutierrez is a monster. Even when he wasn't hitting he was well worth having out there only for his amazing defense. If he keeps hitting like this we're talking one of the top CF in the game.
Yeah, that trade really worked out well for us. We got some solid depth and Goot has been amazing. Not to mention our bullpen has been pretty solid this year, and Aardsma has been a great closer.

We just need a bat really bad is all.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:49 AM   #10
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Hopefully we'll have a big W today. Maybe someone will get Batista off our hands or somebody else. Let's sell some homos outta here!
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Griffey in the 4 hole...LAWL

Griffey-Balentien...ya I'm gonna go workout instead, bye television.

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Wow what a surprise I come back to 1-0 Det against their worst starting pitcher.
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Wow what a surprise I come back to 1-0 Det against their worst starting pitcher.
And Branyan Studded up for the W!
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Great to see Felix get a well-earned W after a great performance. He'd have about 13 wins right now if the Mariners could get runs for him instead of him going 7/8 deep and getting ND's.
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Yes thank god. Lose that one and we're what 6.5 back? Yikes.
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Was just watching the Branyan HR again...god I love how some HR hitters have that subtle reaction when they jack one. Especially how Russell almost comes to a still pose then just drops the bat behind him....awesome. Him and Jason Giambi's "Hold it straight-armed out and toss it away like a toothpick" might be the most kickass HR poses in baseball.
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Branyan has been a pleasant surprise. If you would have told me he'd have the season (should have been an alternate in the All-Star game) he is having, I'd of pissed on and laughed at your face.
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For me, right now, look to trade:

Balentien (teams might value his power potential)
Bedard (if he has one or two good starts)
Anyone in the system, within reason

If we fall off between here and the 31st, all bets are off.
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What would we get from Balentien?
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IDK not much probably but a team like Pittsburgh, or some other rebuilding squad, might be intrigued by his potential. Regardless of his struggles, he's got amazing power and he's not a slug.
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Ya, ****ty SP going for us tomorrow, then Cliff Lee on Sunday.........pray the Angels lose.
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Wlad DFA'd, Saunders up.

Wlad was pretty much going to be dealt anyways...this almost guarantees it.
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Ive never been a fan of Wlad. He strikes out way too much and is the anti-clutch.
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Plus he has that mole or birthmark on his face. I can't have an ugly outfielder on my team.
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Some serious rumblings going on in Seattle. Rumors of Seattle getting in on another 3 team trade that would send a guy like Cliff Lee or V-Mart to Tampa Bay. The most obvious piece coming back to use would be Reid Brignac, and they were talking about Seattle taking back Scott Kazmir too (bad contract, declining pitcher, but maybe still salvageable).

If you guys don't make a daily visit to:

www.Ussmariner.com
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