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Watching the Mariners (Updated)

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What sucks worst about being in the Mariners’ “viewing area” and seeing all their games on ROOT Sports is that one gets the idea that the Astros don’t totally suck. Which is, of course, poppycock. But they are 3-2 vs. the Mariners.

(When I say the “worst thing” realize I’m making a pretty bold statement as the Mariners made me watch the dried-out husk of Chone Figgins try to bat leadoff for almost two-and-one-half seasons, which was extraordinarily painful as he posted an OBP somewhere south of .300.)

UPDATE: As of 1:00 pm PDT the Astros lead the Mariners 7-1 with men on the corners and no out in the bottom of the 6th inning.


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April 24, 2013 at 12:01

Astros Plan

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Yes, they are terrible, but they will improve as they follow a well-thought-out plan.

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April 3, 2013 at 14:10

Twins Out of Last Place

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Holy Apocalypse is Upon Us!

The Twins are no longer in the AL Central Cellar. Heck, they only trail the top of the division by 8 games and they will be getting healthier (if only because they couldn’t possibly get less healthy going forward, could they? I mean, absent a major transportation disaster or a Target Field Tornado or something similarly gruesome).

(Royals fans: I’m so sorry you are now alone in last, but it IS for a good cause.)

Not only are the Twins not in last place, but their run differential is no longer far and away the worst in the Bigs; it is merely the third worst. Which goes to show you/us how truly terrible the Cubs and Astros are.

(As a lifelong Pirates fan I am so damn happy that, indeed, I was right last season when I said that no matter what the 2010 results were–and they STUNK–that the Pirates were better set up for the long term than the Astros and Cubs. Whew!)

The depressing part of the Twins weekend is that Drew Butera ended Sunday’s game with a game-winning hit, which will encourage Gardenhire to keep him around, even though Butera is sub-replacement level (his wOBA is below .210?!).

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June 19, 2011 at 16:12