Friday, October 07, 2005

CHUCK ARMSTRONG TONIGHT AT 7:05


Tune in tonight to hear Chuck Armstrong under the kleg lights. Have they fixed their problems? Why haven't they develop minor league talent? Is Ichiro tradeable? Will Ichiro play centerfield? Is Bavasi the right guy for the job? What have they done to make sure that the get out of the doldrums?
It is all tonight on Locked on Sports at 7:05 and open phone lines to follow for your reaction.

26 comments:

Myk said...

Im not sure I understand the purpose of putting Ichiro in CF. Does that mean we are not going to try and develop Reed anymore? Since Reed was one of the top Defensive CFers in the AL I don't see why we would move him for Ichiro unless we were planning on giving up with him.

Maybe we don't create in talent in our minor league system because no one gets a chance to play more than a year? Think how quickly guys like Tino Martinez would have been out of the system if we had the same structure back then.

Diezel said...

Ask is he willing to fire Bavasi and go after Jon Hart, the guy has a knack at going out and getting and developing young talent. Why is Howard Lincoin so against either brining back Lou or Dusty Baker??

I heard u and Gas talking about brining Rafey Palmerio here are u kidding me, not only is the guy a liar, and a Rat but his skills are obvioulsy gone and from how he acted when he came back from suspension the fans our in his head.

Ask why that JOEL is soooo set in stone to coming back, I know he's under contract but get rid of his ass, pronto!!

I agree AJ Burnett is not worth 12-13 million he's going to be asking. HE's Carl Pavano waiting to happpen!!!

No Jim Thome either, I do like Jacque Jones though,he's a free agent you put him in left, Ichiro in center , and package hopefully Joel, and Jeremy Reed to a team like the Mets for Cliff Floyd and Kaz possibly to play second.

Myk said...

If you are going to fire Bavasi I would not go after Hart, his luster seems to be losing its shine. I would go after two other people who should be available:

- Gerry Hunsicker (sp?) ex-GM of the Astros

- Brian Cashman soon to be ex-GM of the Yankees

Both of these guys have shown the ability to win in this day and age and it would appear to be an upgrade over Bavasi, along with showing everyone this this is a first class organization.

Also, I wouldn't bring back Lou or bring in Dusty. Lou just wont fit in here again and I don't think he would want to come back even if we offered. Dusty has shown a very poor ability working wiht young players and young players are what we have.

As long as the Phillies were willing to pay a substantial amount of Thome's paycheck I would LOVE to bring him here to Seattle. His left handed swing is tailor made for the park and he would put that Left handed bat in the middle of the order that we need.

Finally, is Jaque Jones an upgrade over Jeremy Reed? He will probaly cost you 5-6 million (Reed makes the minimum), he has never been more than above average hitter in Minnesota which is a much more forgiving hitters park. On top of that why would you want to trade for Cliff Floyd who is always hurt and Kaz Matsui who isn't even a servicable player?

My personal belief is that every good team starts with a strong young core of middle players. With Reed, Benacourt and Lopez there is talent there that can build into a great core. If we go sign a decent Catcher we are set. I think a lineup of:

- Ichiro (LH)
- Reed/Benacourt (LH, RH)
- Beltre (RH)
- Thome (LH)
- Sexson (RH)
- Ibanez (LH)
- Lopez (RH)
- CATCHER (??)
- Reed/Benacourt (LH, RH)

Would give you a great mix of lefties and righties and provide enough offense for the revamped pitching staff. The only problem I see with the lineup is the 4/5 hitters strikeout too much. If you don't really want Thome then you could always bring Junior in as a replacement to Thome.

If you build around your core of Felix, Reed, Benacourt and Lopez you will have sustained success.

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Anonymous said...

David, who is this crazy guy on here. He seems really off. Posting on a blog! Oh my God! Get a life supergeek.....

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Anonymous said...

Is this interview archived somewhere on the 'net? I missed out, and would love to hear it.

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farman said...

the seattle mariners are in deep shit...can you can name 5 studs in the minor league system. your crazy. if you want to make a trade, you can't. outside of felix, there is nothing. snelling is a stud but poor guy can't stay healthy. betencourt is a keeper but not enough to make any deals. you have no second baseman. your third baseman did steriods last year (look at his career totals). no left fielder. jeremy reed still gets another year because he is a great in the field. so you got 2 positions with a weak free agency this winter.....my point is that they have no resources in the organization and options are limited out there. so really this will probably be a 3 year building block at least.....this sucks!

Myk said...

I can name a couple studs:

- Matt Tuiasosopo
- Jeff Clement

However, most minor league systems are pretty bare it seems. What is the definition of stud in the first place? The Mariners had about 5 pitching studs and they flopped, Jose Lopez was supposed to be a stud and now you say that we don't have a second baseman.

Finally, just because a players numbers go down does not mean that they took steroids. If Beltre had taken steroids in 2004 and this year he struggled becauase he wasn't taking steroids you would have seen a noticeable change in his body. It is much more likely that he just wasn't that good in the first place.

Personally I think that if Ms can sign a couple pitchers and get one more LH bat they will be on track for a pretty good season with a nice young core up the middle.

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Sonic EJ said...

The Mariners have big problems. They are at lest 2-5 years away from the playoffs. IMHO the Mariners should pull some kind of interesting PR move like bringing back Jr while we kill time waiting for the kids to develop.

Anonymous said...

No, I think it was Sonic EJ who took it from a TS.

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Anonymous said...

The Mariners need to bring Lou Pinella back and hire Stottelmire as their pitching coach. They are winnig coaches who would bring immediate respectability back to the Mariners. Howard Lincoln must go and maybe they can bring in Brian Cashman to take Bavasi's place. They need another bat like Brian Giles who would be perfect to put in between Sexson and Beltre. If the Mariners can do all of the above then they will be back in contention. LOL

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