Friday, April 07, 2006

Sherrill, the new Sheriff?

As stated in my last post, I think George should be the new closer for the Mariners. Apparently he does have quite a bit of experience in that role in the minors. Maybe we should use Eddie in a set-up role for awhile, and see if his 'stuff' comes back. If not let's see if anybody is willing to open their doors for him, and get some future prospects out of the deal. Or, at the very least get some middle relievers and set-up men that are consistant to boost ailing bullpen.

As far as I can tell, the bullpen is out weakest link, and Bavassi needs to fix it before we lose our anchor, and start 2004/2005 all over again.

Felix Rex welcomes the Athletics into his court, though he does not offer sanctuary from strikes and outs.


Blogger PositivePaul said...

As much as the "Free George Sherrill" campaign would like to see it, it's not going to happen. I heard directly from the horse's mouth (George himself) that he realizes he's down quite a bit in the depth charts.

Can he close? Youbetcha? Will he close in the majors? Probably some day. But even if Eddie goes down with an injury (or just never seems to get it together), both Soriano and Putz are higher in the depth charts for the closer's role. The stars just happened to have been aligned (Eddie, JJ, and Raffey all unavailable) for George to get his first save (in his second opportunity -- he was pulled after walking one batter in his first appearance in the 9th last year).

Glad to see someone else in the campaign, though! Especially with a cool name ;-)

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