I won't even begin to give you my thoughts on the Mariners as a team. This team is quickly becoming more of a disgrace than they were two years ago. I'm really not sure was has had this team go so wrong this year. Unfortunately, it had us get a great pitcher, only to have to trade him away. I know that even if we would be having a much better year, it might have been very difficult to keep Cliff Lee around. The way that he could turn this city on it's ear every five days was amazing. I was saddened the day the deal was made, but we all knew it was inevitable. The hardest part of the whole deal, is trying to explain why it's good to an 11 year old passionate fan. He had really fallen in love with Cliff. When I told him, he was mad. He asked me "Why not keep him, and see if we get better. Now all we got were some stupid minor leaguers. I want Cliff back." I think that Justin Smoak will be good in time for us. I really hope Cliff works for Rangers fans this year. We all know that the Yankees will be the big spenders and get him at the end of the year anyways.