MarinersTalk is moving! Starting May 30, MarinersTalk is joining the folks at Seattlesportsinsider.com as a blog titled "Mariners Prospect Talk". We'll leave this site up as an archive and look forward to seeing you at our new home!

Shoutbox

Please log in or create an account to post shouts.
moethedogthe return to the interesting LoMo: I've written several times before that the most interesting Logan Morrison was the one he was as a rookie. he was an OBP 1B then, not really a slugger. Rookie numbers = .283-.390-.447. The Slg% was inflated beyond reason as he has 20 doubles and 7 trips in 287 BA's. In the last 28 days, Morrison is a .289-.379-.356 hitter. He's has 3 XB's in 103 PA's. But this is an interesting Morrison to bat near the top of the lineup. His rookie year he bated 2nd almost exclusively. Vs. RHP he is OPS'ing .809....he was at .797 in '10.3 weeks 1 day ago
moethedogI always said I liked that Morrison better. I would still get him some vL help in the form of Guti or Romero. Guti isn't the runaway that you might imagine....if you're going to platoon him. He's OPS'ing .776 vL in Tacoma with 1 HR in 51 AB's. Romero is at .895 and 4 in 67. (Montero, now blocked it appears is at .980 and 4 in 73: O'Malley is at .865 with a .404 OBP...He's better than Bloomquist). Guti is hitting RHP very well, but the LF position may be a platoon only deal right now. vR, you go with Trumbo, LoMo, Cruz and Smith......3 weeks 1 day ago
DaddyOAha. Things begin to add up. Jack is determined to keep Ackley. Brings in Weeks so somebody understands what he's going through. McClendon know that. (jk)3 weeks 1 day ago
moethedogWeeks and Ackley were both #2 picks.3 weeks 1 day ago
rick82Weeks must be real good in the clubhouse. I didn't realize what a young phenom he was, although he was a super high pick I figured he had a typical minors experience. But he skipped high A, going from the Midwest League at age 20 (and a callup in September to the big club) to AA at age 21, then half a season in AAA before settling in as the Brewer second baseman. Only 937 PAs in the minors, a hundred or so fewer than Ackley.3 weeks 1 day ago
GrumpyAckley rather.3 weeks 1 day ago
GrumpyIf he gets hurt plug-in actually back in and call up Jones.3 weeks 1 day ago
GrumpyYes I can't imagine what the holdup is on Gutierrez.3 weeks 1 day ago
MtGrizzlyCrappy thing is, there's an extreme shortage of decent catchers in the game right now. Tough and expensive position to upgrade.3 weeks 1 day ago
rick82Over that last week, Zunino has an .000 BA with a .214 OBP. 3:4 BB/K ratio.3 weeks 1 day ago
SABR MattTerry...Rodney is demoted...Smith is the closer now. Only 3 blown saves before Rodney disappeared. That's pretty fast.3 weeks 1 day ago
phxterryPersonally, I think that GMZ had a very good off-season, plugging several major holes with Cruz, Smith, and Happ -- without significantly down-grading the talent pool. I would fault him for being slow to react to correct deficiencies as the season has developed; however, he did make a nice trade for a back-up catcher when Sucre flopped at the plate. For me, most of the fault is with the manager and players. The Pencil's inherent stubbornness for playing the wrong players (his man-crush on Almonte has been replaced with his love for the FRE) has not been offset this year with the magical touch he had in the bullpen last year. I reckon that the Pencil's use of Rodney and Farquar is, by itself, the difference between the current record and .500.3 weeks 1 day ago
Gordon GrossLOL or what Matt said. Carlos is OPSing a thousand in the minors this year. Montero: .830 (and blocked by Trumbo), Marte: .830 (and injured), Romero: .820 (and currently injured), Taylor: .800 and back in AAA for a reason, Kivlehan: .760 with no walks, Jones: .690, DJ .575 in AA (!!!) and then Dario Pizzano who probably needs to move up to AAA with his current .850, good eye and slight lack of power - which is another great reason to promote Guti.3 weeks 1 day ago
Gordon GrossCorrea is a future monster. The Mariners were hoping Buxton or Correa got to them in that draft, and Zunino was the consolation prize. When his offense comes around in 2018 he's gonna be a great future prize - for the Yankees. Last night was Kivlehan's first walk in 2 weeks. He's hitting for power now (.305 average with a .625 SLG over his last 3 weeks) but the 4:22 eye over that time frame isn't great. I still don't call up Kivlehan, and Marte is on the DL at the moment. Montero has had his spot taken by Trumbo. That leaves Guti, who is posting a .326 /.422 /.533 /.956 line this year in AAA with a .6 batting eye. He can come back up aaaannny day now and take Ackley's spot. DFA Weeks if that makes you feel better, since they're both righties. We need Guti's D out there and his offense CAN'T be as bad as everyday Dustin.3 weeks 1 day ago
SABR Mattmoe...we don't have anyone with Correa's pedigree knocking down the door. Our AAA hopefuls are MLB vet retreads, guys who are hitting .210, and guys with K/BBs larger than 5.3 weeks 1 day ago
DaddyOIt is a little known fact that The Beatles had mystic powers, and forseeing the dreadful lot of Mariners fans in 2015 composed this song to capture their mood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzxdApFBBGQ3 weeks 1 day ago
moethedogA day off and a plane trip east......The perfect time to make some roster moves. Man, Houston just called up their 20 year old SS, after a handful of AAA games.....because he's better than their other guys. Exactly what we should be doing.3 weeks 1 day ago
DaddyODay off. A vacation from Mariners Fan Misery.3 weeks 1 day ago
MtGrizzlyThey like Weeks for some reason.3 weeks 2 days ago
moethedogRight now, we're missing the real Cano and a LF. for 4 of the last 5 seasons Robbie has had a .380 OBP, like clockwork. H'es more than 100 pts below that this season. LF has been a debacle. Since May 1st, Weeks has had 5 base hits, 1 2B and 4 singles. That's in 40 AB's. That's a .125 BA.....Mostly getting the platoon advantage. What the heck is he still doing here? If he makes the road trip, when we have guys in Tacoma who are hitting, it will be a terrible move. Terrible. He is lousy with the LF glove AND he is unlikely to get any DH time now.3 weeks 2 days ago