May 02, 2004

The Beloved Mariners DO Still Exist!

So when is the last time you were this excited about a blowout of the Tigers?

I had forgotten how difficult this could be. Rooting for a bad team I mean. And let us be honest: this is a bad team. Or at least a suddenly very old team, todays win notwithstanding. Two-thirds of our starting outfield have OPS in the .600's. Our best power hitter has an OBP barely over .300. Rich Aurillia is STILL looking for his first Mariner homer. Piniero's ERA is still over 8, Moyer and Franklin still over 5, and Hasagawa seems to be so far removed from the pitcher he was last year it isn't even funny. Meche had a nice start today, but still looks like his arm could fall off at any moment.

The only good news? None of the other AL West teams look all that great right now. Texas is off to a very nice start, and its due to the fact Hank Blalock stays at the park late, not because he's hitting .324/.371/.562. The Angels haven't hit on all cylanders yet, and Oakland like every April, is hovering around .500. Due to age and office incompetence, it sure looks to me like the Beloved M's would be the least likely to get up off the deck. How sad...

Posted by Frinklin at May 2, 2004 11:26 PM

Texas has the best record in baseball right now??? Who'd of thought it?? Have you noticed that whenever a team gets rid of A-Rod, their next season is much improved? Seatlle gained what... 35 games in the standings after A-Rod left. The Rangers go worst to first (so far anyway). Makes you wonder....

Posted by: Madfish Willie at May 3, 2004 05:16 AM
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