Going into the season, it looked like Kyle Seager would be a bench player/AAA guy in the Mariner’s organization caused by Chone Figgin’s massive salary and Mike Carp’s 2011 resurgence. However, on the first game of the year, Mike Carp suffered … [visit site to read more]
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I appreciate snark. To various degrees and put more aptly, when it’s done in a way that doesn’t generate a rise out of me. I’m not very good and disguising any type of snark in written form or in real life speak. Normally, if I have something to say and it’s not going to be nice it ends up being either one of two things. A) It comes across a bit whiny or B) it’s blurted out rather bludgeoned. Similar to using the jack in Thief. It just… just… well it didn’t kill anyone but obviously it would come across as a bit crass and if I didn’t get plumbed, I certainly didn’t make friends.
Well, see I enjoy putting together little posts over certain subjects that I had believed and others had said I was “wrong” for thinking. I don’t mind being wrong but discovering proof that your previous line of thought was correct, gives you too much ammo to sit on. So, at times, I’ve been known to throw something together and come across rather pompous.
Hey it’s my blog and if you think that no one else does that well… that would be a stupid opinion. I’m human and I like proving I’m not entirely stupid. My writing of course does that for me.
Yet, this time it kind of backfired a bit. It started after both Keith and Marqman responded in the comments about Hector Noesi. I basically called him a better more serviceable starter than Blake Beavan, because Beavan basically sucks in my mind. While others keep bringing up Doug Fister and talking about how Beavan might morph into what Fister has become. I’m hesitant to agree and that’s where things go wrong on my end.
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So Jack Zduriencik comes out and says that third base and veteran pitching is a the off-season priorities. That’s fair. I know I have my issues with the current back stop tandem but we’ll get more into that later (yes,that means I’m not done whining about it yet).
Zduriencik’s comments have only further fanned the flame on fan’s speculation on guys such as Sandoval, Gordon and Wright. Though, I believe that most fans believe like me if they are going to “upgrade” the position it should be done so in such a way that you’re not preventing any near ready prospects from contributing, which we obviously have a few.
Alex Liddi, Kyle Seager and Francisco Martinez all are interesting talents and all have promising ceilings but all have specific defects within their game. Before I float this idea by you let’s just cover our bases on two of these guys. I think we can all agree that Martinez isn’t likely to play a role in 2012, at least not a significant one at this point. That’s not a knock on the 21 year-old; he’s just rather young and has been pushed immensely hard by the Tigers organization the last couple of years. I think it wise to take it slow over the next few months and get him comfortable in the organization, just my two cents.
Sometimes we all say things stupid. Just admit it. I know–we all know plenty of people who just put their foot in their mouth and sound stupid. It happens all the time. We all just have to come to grips with it.
It’s like admitting that you’re wrong. Guy’s who are married know and understand this better than most. It’s just a simple way of defusing a situation. I get that some guys can’t admit that their wrong and whatever. But look I know I’m wrong… I’m wrong all the time about things.
But, see every once in a long while it’s kind of interesting to see a few things go right. I can’t say that I was right or correct about this specific one since I’ve seen never seen him player in person.
The fun thing about this whole blogging things is making friends. Smart ones….errr smarter than me, at least.
When they tell me something I listen… well sometimes. But, much of the time I’d rather go by what someone else tells me (as well as explains to me) that they’ve seen with their eyes than make an assessment based on nothing that I’ve seen.
Kind of funny that I say that with all the scouts vs. stats things being all drummed with the release of money ball. I assure you this has nothing to do with that.
A month and a half ago the Mariners traded Doug Fister as you all know. He’s been a lot of fun to watch pitch for the Tigers and I hope for all the best for him as he is one of contributors and keys to their playoff run and even their World Series hopes.
But, who I’d like to focus on in this post is the least talked about component in the July deadline trade, Francisco Martinez.
This was suppose to go up yesterday but I’m really, really behind everything with heading out on this trip. A little behind the next set of prospect cards. So 21-40 may all just come next Friday. But, who knows maybe I’ll be able to get 21-30 all up on Tuesday… I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
What is important to remember is that we are going off our own opinions on these and while one person may have a different opinion than us it doesn’t necessarily make us wrong or right and vice versa.
Here is of course the friendly disclaimer…
Disclaimer: I have said it previously with the initial list and I’ll repeat it now. This is an arbitrary list and there is room for argument just about everywhere. But, we’ve done it enough internally and this is what we came up with.
This list is not done professionally. We all freely admit that we are amateurs and that this has been done entirely in recreation and the majority of it was compiled by using information that has been posted elsewhere and is freely available for others to find themselves while incorperating their on field production. I, nor anyone else, is claiming this is a better product than what anyone else has done and it’s most importantly in an effort to give some of these players the credit and recognition they are due in this organization that we love.
Now on with the show!