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(CBS Sports)   Felix Hernandez is leaving Seattle   (cbssports.com ) divider line
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2012-08-21 06:57:56 PM  
Not until 2014. Then it will be "I know I said I wanted to stay, but $300 million dollars for 12 years is something you can't really say no to."

And we will understand.
 
2012-08-21 07:02:34 PM  
Im sure Seattle learned something from losing the Sonics and wont let another good thing get away by being too damned cheap.
 
2012-08-21 07:06:35 PM  
Gotta admit, that's a pretty good headline.
 
2012-08-21 07:08:48 PM  
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/everybody's got a price
 
2012-08-21 07:24:25 PM  
I hate you subby.
 
2012-08-21 07:34:31 PM  
Come to Boston for the chicken & beer.
 
2012-08-21 07:44:21 PM  
I remember when Jim Thome said, "they would have to rip the Indians uniform off of his back" before he'd leave.
 
2012-08-21 07:50:56 PM  

Omnivorous: I remember when Jim Thome said, "they would have to rip the Indians uniform off of his back" before he'd leave.


I'm pretty sure he said that when Dick Jacobs still owned the team. Frankly, I wouldn't want to play for Larry Dolan either.
 
2012-08-21 07:57:20 PM  
"Yankees, line one..."
 
2012-08-21 08:07:43 PM  
yeah, I have zero faith that Felix will be a Mariner after July 31st, 2013.
 
2012-08-21 08:14:59 PM  
The one thing the Mariners do have locked and loaded in their farm system is more starting pitching. I'm not going to sit here and say with a straight face that because of Danny Hultzen, James Paxton, and Taijuan Walker that they should just let Felix walk, but it may give them the cojones to deal Felix before 2014. 

/don't get me started on the Sox, though...
 
2012-08-21 08:28:21 PM  

mikaloyd: Im sure Seattle learned something from losing the Sonics and wont let another good thing get away by being too damned cheap.


You're an idiot. Losing the Sonics had nothing to do with them being "too cheap". It had everything to do with a petulant punk selling his team to out of town owners without shopping them around.
 
2012-08-21 08:34:49 PM  
i284.photobucket.com

your argument is invalid where the wild things are
 
2012-08-21 08:41:04 PM  

Wadded Beef: "Yankees, line one..."


They've tried at least twice.
 
2012-08-21 08:50:40 PM  
Curious thing is the Mariners are 17-9 since the Ichiro trade, while he is back hitting over .300 since joining NY. Sitting against lefties is certainly a factor in Ichiro's numbers.
 
2012-08-21 08:54:52 PM  

MFAWG: Wadded Beef: "Yankees, line one..."

They've tried at least twice.


3rd times a charm?
 
2012-08-21 09:01:23 PM  

mikaloyd: Im sure Seattle learned something from losing the Sonics and wont let another good thing get away by being too damned cheap.


Yeah, turning down a half a billion fully publicly funded arena that Clay "sold" us knowing it was outlandish, makes us cheap. Meanwhile, Century Link field would like to remind you that unless you live in Green Bay or Pittsburgh, your stadium is a shiathole.
 
2012-08-21 10:11:33 PM  
If/when he goes, please just don't go to the Yankees.
 
2012-08-21 11:22:20 PM  
The pull will be too great, he (and every good Mariner left, if there are any) will be Yankees.
 
2012-08-22 12:09:29 AM  
The Mariners have the best record in baseball since the All-Star break. Just saying...
 
2012-08-22 12:16:06 AM  

TheDukeSilverTrio: The Mariners have the best record in baseball since the All-Star break. Just saying...


Wait... what year is this?
 
2012-08-22 12:19:17 AM  

Tickle Mittens: TheDukeSilverTrio: The Mariners have the best record in baseball since the All-Star break. Just saying...

Wait... what year is this?


As a Mariners fan, it confuses me just as much.
 
2012-08-22 04:08:52 AM  
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2012-08-22 04:29:11 AM  

TheDukeSilverTrio: The Mariners have the best record in baseball since the All-Star break. Just saying...


I don't know if it is just a small enough sample that they're getting hot and they'll regress to the mean here in a bit or if it means that they have pulled their collective heads out of their backsides and are playing better ball. If they can keep this up, they'll be at least in the wild card discussion by the end of the season. As a fan, I'd be happy with that; it's moving in the right direction from all-time historic levels of offensive futility.

/I suspect every player is thinking to themselves "If I play just a little bit better, I, too, can get traded to the Yankees."
 
2012-08-22 04:36:37 AM  

Rent Party: Not until 2014. Then it will be "I know I said I wanted to stay, but $300 million dollars for 12 years is something you can't really say no to."

And we will understand.


I think the Mariners should suck it up and pay the $300 million or whatever it's going to take. They were paying Ichiro 17 million a year to be a lead off hitter, and Felix is probably the #1 pitcher in the game right now. They need a new face of the franchise and Felix is their best option. Plus, it will entice potential free agents to come to Seattle; it shows they're serious about bringing in (well, keeping) big guns. It's not like their payroll is tiny. They're not the Yankees, but most teams aren't. And the Yankees, even with their gargantuan payroll, haven't won the world series in a while anyway. Go for it.
 
2012-08-22 06:49:56 AM  
subby must be a true Mariners fan.

mikaloyd: Im sure Seattle learned something from losing the Sonics and wont let another good thing get away by being too damned cheap.


Obvious troll is obvious. And still got bites. Mariners fans must not have much to do these days.

. . . oh.
 
2012-08-22 07:15:26 AM  

oldsbone: I don't know if it is just a small enough sample that they're getting hot and they'll regress to the mean here in a bit or if it means that they have pulled their collective heads out of their backsides and are playing better ball.


You can't win a majority of your games without playing some good ball, but their problems aren't fixed yet. Not even close. The offense is still just as crappy as the start of the season. They're winning because the pitching, which was mediocre during their worst months, has lately been fantastic. They're winning an awful lot of games with razor-thin margins. Enjoy it while it lasts, because they only need to regress to very good (and they almost certainly will) for the Mariners to crash hard.

Over the past 30 games they're an impressive 20-10. But they got there with two 1-0 wins, two 2-1 scores and two 3-2 scores, among other 1-run victories. That's six times they won despite scoring well under league average (4.36). They haven't scored more than 7 runs in any game during this span. It's downright remarkable how consistently inept their hitters are. With merely a very good pitching staff they're 14-16 instead, maybe worse.

I mean, if they maintain this pace I'll be both happy and amazed. You can almost see the ghost of Bob Gibson smiling at their box scores, but if the Mariners are mediocre because they have a horrifically bad offense, they're still mediocre and this fun month is an aberration.
 
2012-08-22 07:17:35 AM  
P.S. Yes I know Bob Gibson is still alive, but I like my hyperbole. I guess I also like posting to myself. . . dammit, I need friends.
 
2012-08-22 09:33:50 AM  
Seattle Mariners: 60-64
Boston Red Sox: 59-64
 
2012-08-22 10:25:08 AM  

oldsbone: And the Yankees, even with their gargantuan payroll, haven't won the world series in a while anyway. Go for it.


2009 is a while? Oh. Well, but Yankees standards, yes, i guess it is. carry on.
 
2012-08-22 01:14:06 PM  

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I'm in this picture. Row 10 section 135, right down by the visiting dugout. Gray haired me sitting next to yellow shirted bald dude.
 
2012-08-22 01:20:16 PM  

oldsbone: Rent Party: Not until 2014. Then it will be "I know I said I wanted to stay, but $300 million dollars for 12 years is something you can't really say no to."

And we will understand.

I think the Mariners should suck it up and pay the $300 million or whatever it's going to take. They were paying Ichiro 17 million a year to be a lead off hitter, and Felix is probably the #1 pitcher in the game right now. They need a new face of the franchise and Felix is their best option. Plus, it will entice potential free agents to come to Seattle; it shows they're serious about bringing in (well, keeping) big guns. It's not like their payroll is tiny. They're not the Yankees, but most teams aren't. And the Yankees, even with their gargantuan payroll, haven't won the world series in a while anyway. Go for it.


The M's simply can't afford that kind of scratch, though. I think they are at around $81 million for payroll, and paying one guy 25 million a year means they aren't going to be able to pay anyone else.

It would be nice, but that kind of number is why A-Rod left, and it will be the reason why Felix leaves, too.
 
2012-08-22 01:28:00 PM  

oldsbone: TheDukeSilverTrio: The Mariners have the best record in baseball since the All-Star break. Just saying...

I don't know if it is just a small enough sample that they're getting hot and they'll regress to the mean here in a bit or if it means that they have pulled their collective heads out of their backsides and are playing better ball. If they can keep this up, they'll be at least in the wild card discussion by the end of the season. As a fan, I'd be happy with that; it's moving in the right direction from all-time historic levels of offensive futility...


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2012-08-22 01:39:12 PM  

oldsbone: TheDukeSilverTrio: The Mariners have the best record in baseball since the All-Star break. Just saying...

I don't know if it is just a small enough sample that they're getting hot and they'll regress to the mean here in a bit or if it means that they have pulled their collective heads out of their backsides and are playing better ball. If they can keep this up, they'll be at least in the wild card discussion by the end of the season.


They are 7.5 games out of the wildcard with Texas, Chicago, and Anahiem still on the agenda. There is 0 chance they're in the post season this year.
 
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