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SABR MattI'll bet their biggest bat addition is a worse hitter than Michael Saunders.16 min 59 sec ago
SABR MattTelling you folks...I'll be absolutely flabbergasted if the Mariners get two bats I'd actually want.21 min 20 sec ago
SABR MattThose Drayer comments sound less bullish than the ones from yesterday..."we thikn we need offense...so maybe we'll go get a bat...maaaaaaybe two if they're cheap!"1 hour 39 min ago
MtGrizzlyPer Drayer: "Offense is something we think we need,” said GM Jack Zduriencik. “We will explore every opportunity out there. I think we will be reasonably aggressive to try to add an offensive piece or two and you never have enough pitching.” Zduriencik added that he believes he’ll have additional cash to work with. “I think the payroll is going to rise,” he said. “What the exact number is I don’t know yet because we haven’t had that meeting, but I am encouraged that number will increase.” Seattle entered the year with about $90MM on its books. Looking forward, the club has nearly $62MM committed next year before accounting for several costly arbitration bumps (especially for Austin Jackson and Kyle Seager).3 hours 47 min ago
Bat571Jesus Montero is spending the winter (with his family) in Peoria and will be working out under supervision. If he takes this in the right spirit, and his wife realizes that they won't make the big bucks until Jesus proves he can stay in shape physically and emotionally, maybe Z will salvage him yet. If he could turn himself around and take the DH spot and (~) run with it, that would solve one problem and leave more resources for a corner OF. It may be my inner Pollyanna talking, but an .800 OPS from him at DH, with closer to .900 against LHs would sure solve some issues. Boy, Jesus with his head on straight and JJ hitting bendy stuff -- c'mon, Santa!!!10 hours 21 min ago
Bat571Brandon Finnegan was a revelation. A LH Leone? What a performance by that kid!10 hours 57 min ago
DaddyOOne of those games that makes all the boring ones worthwhile. Yes, baseball is frequently boring. But when it's good, it is very VERY good!11 hours 9 min ago
Bat571With JJ, Taylor, Miller, Ackley, Jackson, Saunders, and Kivlehan, Marte, and even Hicks coming, M's team speed is a strength going forward. Smoak and Morales may not be around next year, which means a significant net gain as well. Good things ahead.11 hours 12 min ago
SABR MattBat571 won the internet with his James Jones nod - "learn to hit bendy stuff, JJ" indeed. Get him hitting .285 and drawing a few walks every now and then and he can lead off or hit 9th for me anytime.11 hours 14 min ago
SABR Matt7 different Royals stole bases today.11 hours 15 min ago
SABR MattDerek Norris is the worst defensive catcher in baseball.11 hours 16 min ago
SABR MattGoodness...what do you suppose Billy Beane is thinking right now? He's tried to win every way imaginable and keeps getting immediately blitzkrieg'ed out of the post-season. Still no World Series appearances for Chokeland.11 hours 16 min ago
Bat571Royals again prove Billy Beane's stuff doesn't work in the playoffs. Oakland doesn't leverage Lester's fine start into anything. The A's are gonna think about this one for a while. And KC proves speed can still kill. Learn to hit bendy stuff, JJ!11 hours 17 min ago
SABR MattYES! EAT IT, OAKLAND!!11 hours 18 min ago
SABR MattOrcs continue to struggle under the lights...got an 8-7 lead int he 12th and immediately gave it back. :D11 hours 30 min ago
rick82I saw the ump burn the Royals with two borderline strike non calls, resulting in a three run homer by the Orcs. Glad to see the Royals tie it up.11 hours 56 min ago
DaddyOThis AL Wild Card game is something else...going to the bottom of the 10th tied 7-7. Love that the A's coughed up a lead that looked like a sure thing.12 hours 20 min ago
Bat571WWPD? -trade for Kemp and Butler, sign Lester, and win 117.12 hours 28 min ago
MtGrizzlyThere is probably a decent argument for a good old fashioned Pat Gillick style off season. WWPD? (What would Pat do?)12 hours 39 min ago
bsrThe best thing about this season is it put us back on the map as a non-joke franchise. I mostly credit McClendon and Cano for that. I think we'll have an easier go selling players on getting on board the bus this year than we've had in the past. The travel, weather, and soul killing stadium for hitters still don't help, but at least we look like a winner on the upswing with some talent and resources now.12 hours 44 min ago