Sunday, July 10, 2005

Hey this is kinda fun!

You know, scoring runs and getting wins! I vote that the Mariners keep doing that for the rest of the year!

It was mentioned on the broadcast last night that the headline in the Orange County Register read "Who are these guys?" after the two 10 run games. That gets an amen. Just like last year, playing the kids has not just given us something to look at for next year, they've given us an immediate boost. Morse is playing better than Valdez, and while he won't be a 400 hitter all year and maybe not even a 300 hitter, he's more productive than Valdez would have been. Same for Lopez and Boone. It made no sense to hold onto Boone at this point when there is a very good chance Lopez can outproduce him the rest of the way.

Because Winn has been productive this year, there is no guarantee that Snelling can replace him this year, its not a no-brainer. But there's a decent chance. Snelling was ripping it up in T-Town.

Of course, it doesn't hurt that Beltre is hitting finally and that Wonderboy (Bloomquist) is en fuego. With regard to Wonderboy, even with my statistically minded leanings, I do believe, paraphrasing Crash Davis, that you don't fuck with a hot streak. Go Willie!


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