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SpectatorAs I said on my site, Landazuri is a long-time "sleeper" favorite of mine. Always pitched above expectations and age level. But after just three starts at AA all the way to the majors? That would be a desperation move, but these are desperate times. He IS next in line on my original "rickroll" depth chart -- at No. 13!10 hours 17 min ago
SABR MattIt doesn't matter how talented the Mariners become...they'll never win more than 87 games again. Ever.13 hours 16 min ago
JDDubThe next couple days have the potential to be tough. #1 fastball velocity Richards shut us down. Eovaldi is #3 and Alvarez #25.14 hours 42 min ago
Bat571And both Miami and Safeco ARE pitcher's parks...15 hours 29 min ago
Bat571Apparently Freddie is in Miami working out with Drew and Morales at Boras' place (although Boras is NOT his agent), so he'd be close to pick up with the bus from the airport.15 hours 31 min ago
Bat571Freddie and Felix back-to-back for a few turns would be fun.15 hours 33 min ago
Bat571On the other hand, if the Chief was ready to go by the Sunday in Miami, I certainly wouldn't mind seeing him make a few starts for the Ms again with a 45-day waiver signed.15 hours 39 min ago
Bat571I knew more about Elias because he was my AAP at MC, but Landazuri's stint at HD (like Fernandez's) gives me some hope he's tough/resilient as well. But his start today really looks like maybe he smells roses...15 hours 46 min ago
Bat571I expect Maurer will pitch the last night in Miami, Felix the first night in Seattle v. Houston, then either Fernandez or Landazuri will start in place of Erasmo on Tues. the 22nd. I can't see them giving Erasmo another start until they figure out what's going on -- either on the DL or in Tacoma. Interestingly, Kevin Slowey, who will pitch for Miami on Sunday, also isn't fully stretched out. Might be a lot of BP action in that one.15 hours 51 min ago
Gordon GrossI love Landazuri. Lots of pitchability, fastball that's "good enough" for a righty but a pitcher, not a hurler. He's more Erasmo than Walker. I don't think he's ready yet, but I wasn't sure Elias was either. I just don't want another Maurer situation. Maurer has loads of potential, and Landazuri doesn't have Brandon's ceiling, but he does have a quality approach. Elias is better at avoiding hits, though, so Landazuri is gonna need a good catcher and gameplan to get as soft a landing as he can. Stephen managed to survive High Desert with his approach and confidence intact - I'm fond of his potential. This would be way soon for his promotion, so just try not to ruin him for a couple starts, OK Mariners?15 hours 58 min ago
Tacoma RainChoi goes off the 40 man, while he is suspended... so we now have options on who can pitch in Miami... be it Landazuri, or Maurer, or Freddie Garcia, or Wolf or trade...16 hours 14 min ago
Bat571And by the way, Blash's HR in the 1st game apparently was off a LH, Austin Kirk.16 hours 40 min ago
Bat571If he can pitch 6.0 IP with 1 hit and 9 Ks in AA, maybe he's not too much farther down than Carraway or Gilheeny (after Maurer gets slotted where Beaven was) to take a start for Erasmo -- or do you think they'll stick with the present 40 and go with Anthony Fernandez?16 hours 42 min ago
Bat571Gordon, Spec, ??, think Landazuri's stuff would hold up for 1 or 2 spot starts until 'Kuma is ready?17 hours 7 min ago
Bat571Looks like Landazuri and Blash both have an interest in the 40-man roster spot.17 hours 9 min ago
GrumpyMan the hits just keep on rolling.17 hours 14 min ago
Gordon GrossARGH... I know that's easy to get in Asia, used for workout routines all the time. If that was part of his offseason bulk up program, that's a BAD idea. *sighs* So he's gone for half the remaining season now. Hope he hits when he gets back, I guess.17 hours 51 min ago
MtGrizzlyCubs fans got nothin' on us.17 hours 57 min ago
JDDubThis franchise is cursed.18 hours 14 min ago
SpectatorOuch re Choi. That's a bad deal.18 hours 49 min ago