Sunday, June 25, 2006

Five for Five

Richie Sexson had the Padres' name today. In fact he single-handedly took my MLB 2006 Open fanatsy team up and over my head-to-head rival to win the week.

The offense is looking really good right now, I guess with the warmth of June comes the warming of our bats.

Speaking of warm, our team now heads back to the Arizona desert to face the Snakes. All I have to say is stay hydrated, keep the sweat out of your eyes, and hit the ball.

San Diego

I just wanted to point out that Fairly has no idea of what he's talking about as far as The City of San Diego goes, or at least it's landmarks.

The Marine Base that Ron refered to by the Airport, is actually MCRD San Diego, not Camp Pendelton.

Could it be?

Could it be that the M's have undergone some sort transformation, and become a stealth contender for the AL West leader?

The Mariners are dominating these games against the NL teams. It makes me really excited, yet it also makes me quite cautious as well. Everytime I get excited about these guys they turn around and start playing like crap again.

I just hope that this is some sort of turning point for the team. As we sit right now we are only two games from a .500 record thus far. That .500 was my goal for the season, anything after that is gravy for me.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Beltre

I read an interesting article today in the P.I. about Beltre's trade to the M's. If you ask me Adrian needs to fire his agent, if he already hasn't.

Adrian wanted to STAY in L.A., period. He developed a good relationship with the fans, had a latino fan base, and just really liked where he was. Again.....he wanted to stay.

His agent had other ideas. His agent also represented JD Drew, and wanted Drew placed on the Dodger's roster. But, the guy knew that if Adrian was there, the team would not fork out the $$$ for both men. So...........Adrian 'asked' for too much money, and the highest bidder won, or did we?

Did we get stuck with an unhappy player for last year, just so an agent could get his man into L.A. at Beltre's expense? Could that explain why Adrian's BA went into the toilet last year and part of this year? It could explain why his hitting actually increased during the WBC.

I think Adrian is getting more comfortable in the Emerald City now, his new place in the Line-Up has improved his hitting and OBP.

Tonight maybe a homecoming of sorts for Adrian, but I think he'll realize his new home is alot greener.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Wow

Last night's game was spectacular. One of those edge of your seats type games, right to the last out.

Felix got a little beat up by Jeff Kent and B.B. but, he pulled through ok. The bullpen did a pretty good job, and our bats......man you guys really put on a show last night.

At least we can get a win out of one of the Bay Area teams.

One other thing, I was really excited today because the game was to be played nationally on FOX. Everywhere but here.....apparently the powers that be decided that Boston-Atlanta should be the only game for the East Coast. I understand, but I'm VERY disapointed. I imagine if Bonds was still in the chase for 714/715 we here on the East coast would be watching the game. Once again, back to gameday audio.........

Friday, June 16, 2006

Race

The A.L. West (or Worst, as some say) is still a very close race, with no clear breakaway winner thus far. That being said, if it were to come down to the A's or the M's....my money at this point would have to go on the A's.

What is it about the guys in green and gold that make them 'own' our team?
Ever since the Mariners joined the league the A's have dominated the Mariners overall in all these years.

This whole change in the line-up has really started to pan out for the team. I'm glad to see something work for the offense.

As far as defense goes....holy crap....we need some pitching. Not only here, but in the farm system too.

I know we just drafted and signed some arms, and that's great. But, right now we have nothing.

The question for Bavasi is this;
Do you want a winning season this year, or not?

If you do, it may be time to drop the deadwood, make some trades, and get your heads back in the game. The next scenario will never happen, because the team is too afraid of losing it's fan base for the season. Drop the dead weight make some trades for the future, and tell the fans that we are looking to make the team strong for the future.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Alive

I've had an awful time trying to post anything on Blogger these days. I don't even know if this will go through.

If things are working I will give a post tonight.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Jinxed

I haven't posted in awhile because Blogger kept fouling up on me, and I had a feeling I was jinxing the team.

So, I figured since we had a break in the action I could write a little something for the two of you that read this.

We adopted a new kitten, my wife asked me to name him, so I gave the little critter the new name of Kenji Kitty. Now don't laugh, but ever since Kenji became a part of the family the M's have had a pretty good streak. The streak could be attributed to the mix-up in the line-up, but I think me and Kenji had something to do with with it too.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Who Was That?

Alright, which team snuck into the M's locker room, and put on their uniforms and played nine innings for them? Huh? Who was it? Which group of guys is playing a nasty trick like that on me and the rest of the fans?

That sure as hell wasn't the team I've had to watch flumble their way around the diamond the last few years. Whatever changes to the line-up you made Grover......keep it!

Let's keep it like this for awhile, and see if it sticks.