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  • RoadDawg55RoadDawg55 Member Posts: 29,502
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    Nice 0-7 start for Jarred Kelenic. I almost feel bad for him. I would be desperately hoping to get traded if I were him.
  • Fenderbender123Fenderbender123 Member Posts: 2,375
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    I'm a fairweather Mariners fan. If they're doing well, I'll get into them. If not, I'm not wasting 650+ hours watching their games.

    But every time it looks like they might have a chance to make the playoffs, are on a big win streak, etc... I'll start to pay attention and then they take a huge dump. Every single time going back to my childhood. This year is starting to look the same.
  • Fishpo31Fishpo31 Member Posts: 1,273
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    I'm a fairweather Mariners fan. If they're doing well, I'll get into them. If not, I'm not wasting 650+ hours watching their games.

    But every time it looks like they might have a chance to make the playoffs, are on a big win streak, etc... I'll start to pay attention and then they take a huge dump. Every single time going back to my childhood. This year is starting to look the same.

    I am much the same way, but I will say this...Once they are done with the Yanks, they have a very comfortable schedule ahead. They got some complimentary pieces at the deadline, and they got the top available starting pitcher on the market.

    They aren't as good as the Yankees or Astros, but they don't have to be. They've got 3 big time starters now, and that's what wins in the playoffs.

    The season starts September 1st.

    Get healthy, get it done...
    chuckRoadDawg55theknowledge
  • CuntWaffleCuntWaffle Member Posts: 21,517
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    Great road trip. Take 3 of 7 from the 2 best teams in the AL and lose Julio and Ty halfway through. Castillo was fucking dominant today.
  • chuckchuck Member Posts: 7,480
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    Great road trip. Take 3 of 7 from the 2 best teams in the AL and lose Julio and Ty halfway through. Castillo was fucking dominant today.

    He's filthy. The Ms have a glut of nasty, hard throwing right handers.
  • CuntWaffleCuntWaffle Member Posts: 21,517
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    chuck said:

    Great road trip. Take 3 of 7 from the 2 best teams in the AL and lose Julio and Ty halfway through. Castillo was fucking dominant today.

    He's filthy. The Ms have a glut of nasty, hard throwing right handers.
    Did it all with Torrens catching, who couldn’t frame a fucking pitch to save his life and CB Bucknor one of the worst home player umpires in the history of the MLB. Look at this “walk” from yesterday:


  • CuntWaffleCuntWaffle Member Posts: 21,517
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    edited August 4
    Even more great stuff by CB


    chuck
  • chuckchuck Member Posts: 7,480
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    Yanks seemed to be getting every close call on balls and strikes. Imagine that. Even a guy who NY desperately wanted to trade for, who was the best pitcher available, can't get any respect from the umps against them.
  • RaceBannonRaceBannon Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 83,567
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    Heard some duck math. The Mariners have the best record since June 20
  • CuntWaffleCuntWaffle Member Posts: 21,517
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    Heard some duck math. The Mariners have the best record since June 20

    Hang the banner already!
  • CuntWaffleCuntWaffle Member Posts: 21,517
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    Castillo is a fucking dog. A couple of gritty wins the past couple days. The September collapse is going to suck!
    haie
  • haiehaie Member, Swaye's Wigwam Posts: 12,537
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    Castillo is a fucking dog. A couple of gritty wins the past couple days. The September collapse is going to suck!

    He's not a real Mariner.

    He looks like he should be carrying the Rays to a WS 7 game extra innings loss or something.
  • CuntWaffleCuntWaffle Member Posts: 21,517
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    haie said:

    Castillo is a fucking dog. A couple of gritty wins the past couple days. The September collapse is going to suck!

    He's not a real Mariner.

    He looks like he should be carrying the Rays to a WS 7 game extra innings loss or something.
    Agreed. Yet here he is dealing.
  • chuckchuck Member Posts: 7,480
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    What do you guys think about Haggerty? With Julio out he's been their best player and it hasn't been close. Is he good enough to keep hitting somewhere close to his season numbers? He's like the Adam Frazier we thought we'd get on the good roids. Or is he just the guy @Fishpo31 was talking about who comes out of nowhere, and helps carry the team down the stretch?

    Or is he just a nobody on a career hot streak who can only be counted on to eventually quiet down and be forgotten?
  • Fishpo31Fishpo31 Member Posts: 1,273
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    chuck said:

    What do you guys think about Haggerty? With Julio out he's been their best player and it hasn't been close. Is he good enough to keep hitting somewhere close to his season numbers? He's like the Adam Frazier we thought we'd get on the good roids. Or is he just the guy @Fishpo31 was talking about who comes out of nowhere, and helps carry the team down the stretch?

    Or is he just a nobody on a career hot streak who can only be counted on to eventually quiet down and be forgotten?

    I wouldn't say he's a nobody, he is a lunch-pail journeyman that is taking advantage of hitting down low in the order, and in a line-up where there is virtually no focus on him at all. He is a complimentary player that is right now on fire, and they should (will) ride him for all he's worth.

    My question long-term is that he is listed as a SS / 2B / 3B, and he has played 2B / 3B in eight MLB games (out of 84 in his career), none at SS. Also, (I did some research, because I like him), he has not committed an error in the 77 non-DH games in MLB, which is a red flag, defensively, for me. That tells me that he may not have the twitch and/or range to play INF, especially with Frazier struggling early, they never put him in there. He catches what he can get to, but with no errors, that likely means he doesn't get to much.

    He doesn't profile as an outfielder power-wise, and maybe defensively, although he has yet to be exposed. IF my observations are accurate, he's not a true "Super Utility" candidate if he can't play short for an extended time (Moore can), and if he can't play short as a fill-in, he's not going to be able to play the other two INF spots. He is plus-plus on the bases, which is big, as long as he gets on base. He's got a great approach for his tools at the plate (line drive-ground ball), but guys like that play in line-ups that mash 1 through 8, and they can carry that, in the world of "Three True Outcomes" that we live in.

    I'm pulling for him (I had him for several years at a Christmas camp in Phoenix), and I think he is a very good "Baseball Player", a grinder, but there are reasons that those guys don't become everyday players. He is an "extra" player, and could stick in a PH/PR/defensive replacement role.

    I hope I'm wrong, but he's on a helluva run right now...



    chuck
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