Sunday, April 1, 2012
Your 2012 Mariners....
I'm sure most of you won't care to see what's going on up here in the corner of the world. This is my therapy before the beginning of another LONG season to come. Here's a look at the 25 man roster, aand guys we could see In the Emerald City this year.
Felix Hernandez- The ace of the rotation
Jason Vargas- A decent #2 but not the greatest
Kevin Millwood- Not who I had in mind but let's hope he stays healthy
Blake Beavan- Still young, but we need guys on the back end
Hector Noesi- Don't know much so we will see in the season
Brandon League- Last year's All Star will be the closer again
George Sherrill- Will be the set up guy, but can close too
Shawn Kelley- Coming back from Tommy John, 7th inning guy
Tom Wilhelmsen- From bartender to big league pitcher
Hisahi Iwakuma- I'm assuming he can be the long guy in the pen
Steve Delabar- Still young, needs time at AAA, but we need bodies
Charlie Furbush- Every bullpen has to have a lefty for long or short
Miguel Olivo- Will be the everyday guy, but he worries me
John Jaso- I would like to see what he can do, was good for the Rays
Justin Smoak- Hopefully he will be injury free and have a big year
Dustin Ackley- This kid will be the real deal, expect big things this year
Brendan Ryan- an older veteran presence, still good at the plate and in the field
Chone Figgins- Anybody want an overpriced washed up guy? $9M albatross this year
Ichiro Suzuki- I think the drop to the 3 hole will be good for him
Franklin Gutierrez- Needs plate discipline, but has great range and a Gold Glove
Mike Carp- Will get time in LF because of his power, all or nothing hitter
Munenori Kawasaki- I haven't seen him in spring, only wanted to play for Seattle
Alex Liddi- It was a hard decision between Alex and Kyle Seager
Casper Wells- I think that Casper will platoon in Left, it could be Saunders instead though
Jesus Montero- This kid better rake because we gave up a lot for a DH...
Guys that could see Seattle this year:
Chih Hsien Chiang
I see 78-84 and 3rd in the division this year. It could be bad and we lose over 100 games again too. I can see the team starting to get better and will hopefully start to contend in a couple more years.