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(Seattle Times)   Mariners score two runs with no hits; go on to win game with four runs on 1 hit. Fark: against the AAAstros   (blogs.seattletimes.com) divider line 20
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2013-07-21 01:49:27 AM  
you gave them one too many A's...
 
2013-07-21 02:45:50 AM  
As an Astros fan, I'm trying to have faith that Ludnow can pull this off. Then crap like this happens & it makes me think we might as well enjoy being the Royals South for the next 20 years.
 
2013-07-21 02:50:46 AM  
I had alot of money on this game with Mariners -1 1/2 because I heard late we were going against Eric Bedard.  The same Bedard that shiat the bed with us for 3 years.  80 pitches and he'd cry and wet his bed and want off the mound.

Then Bedard went perfect through 3, and no hit through 5?, and I started to freak out.  Thank GOD it was the Astros, and thank GOD Bedard decided to be Bedard.

/gotta let it right today...King Felix on the mound.
 
2013-07-21 02:51:54 AM  
 
2013-07-21 02:52:42 AM  
I'm sorry, WHO traded Adam Jones and a bunch of other guys for Bedard? It wasn't the Astros...

/and traded Brandon Morrow
//who was drafted ahead of Lincecum
 
2013-07-21 03:17:19 AM  

puffy999: I'm sorry, WHO traded Adam Jones and a bunch of other guys for Bedard? It wasn't the Astros...

/and traded Brandon Morrow
//who was drafted ahead of Lincecum


At the time it was considered a good deal.  We were getting a solid #2 behind Felix with a pitcher that had gone 13-3 the year before.  Nobody knew he'd have the meltdown that he did.

And the whole Lincecum thing...you can't blame them for that.  His frame and build were the same reason many other teams passed on him, much like the Seahawks finally taking Russell Wilson.  Neither fit the "mold" of what their position was supposed to be.  You could make the same argument today about "WHY DID 28 TEAMS PASS ON MIKE TROUT, ARE YOU IDIOTS?!".

Hindsight is always 20/20.
 
2013-07-21 03:32:24 AM  

Fade2black: puffy999: I'm sorry, WHO traded Adam Jones and a bunch of other guys for Bedard? It wasn't the Astros...

/and traded Brandon Morrow
//who was drafted ahead of Lincecum

At the time it was considered a good deal.  We were getting a solid #2 behind Felix with a pitcher that had gone 13-3 the year before.  Nobody knew he'd have the meltdown that he did.

And the whole Lincecum thing...you can't blame them for that.  His frame and build were the same reason many other teams passed on him, much like the Seahawks finally taking Russell Wilson.  Neither fit the "mold" of what their position was supposed to be.  You could make the same argument today about "WHY DID 28 TEAMS PASS ON MIKE TROUT, ARE YOU IDIOTS?!".

Hindsight is always 20/20.


Hindsight may be 20/20, but Lincecum is from Bellevue and IIRC was rather vocal about wanting to pitch for the Mariners when he graduated from UW.

And the Bedard trade was a shiatty deal from the get go. Adam Jones and Chris Tillman were very highly regarded prospects and their predictable success in Baltimore only underscores how much of a farking moron Bill Bavasi is.
 
2013-07-21 03:52:48 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: As an Astros fan, I'm trying to have faith that Ludnow can pull this off. Then crap like this happens & it makes me think we might as well enjoy being the Royals South for the next 20 years.




KC will be a playoff team long before Houston. Considering the division and such.
 
2013-07-21 03:57:05 AM  

Mid_mo_mad_man: Straight Outta Wells Branch: As an Astros fan, I'm trying to have faith that Ludnow can pull this off. Then crap like this happens & it makes me think we might as well enjoy being the Royals South for the next 20 years.

KC will be a playoff team long before Houston. Considering the division and such.


The A's, Mariners, Angels, and Rangers all have the potential to field reallllly shiatty teams.  Historically, that is.  Right now the A's are performing above their expectations, and the Rangers are annual contenders, but all of that could change rapidly.
 
2013-07-21 04:33:39 AM  
I  thought Dwight Howard was going to make the Astros a championship contender.
 
2013-07-21 04:39:28 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: As an Astros fan, I'm trying to have faith that Ludnow can pull this off. Then crap like this happens & it makes me think we might as well enjoy being the Royals South for the next 20 years.


Look at the Cardinals big club and farm system... a lot of the guys on the big club were brought up through the cradinals system, which Jeff was involved in. If Cramer is willing to spend some money to supplement the roster you guys will be fine in about 5 years.
 
2013-07-21 04:58:03 AM  

Kouvre: Fade2black: puffy999: I'm sorry, WHO traded Adam Jones and a bunch of other guys for Bedard? It wasn't the Astros...

/and traded Brandon Morrow
//who was drafted ahead of Lincecum

At the time it was considered a good deal.  We were getting a solid #2 behind Felix with a pitcher that had gone 13-3 the year before.  Nobody knew he'd have the meltdown that he did.

And the whole Lincecum thing...you can't blame them for that.  His frame and build were the same reason many other teams passed on him, much like the Seahawks finally taking Russell Wilson.  Neither fit the "mold" of what their position was supposed to be.  You could make the same argument today about "WHY DID 28 TEAMS PASS ON MIKE TROUT, ARE YOU IDIOTS?!".

Hindsight is always 20/20.

Hindsight may be 20/20, but Lincecum is from Bellevue and IIRC was rather vocal about wanting to pitch for the Mariners when he graduated from UW.

And the Bedard trade was a shiatty deal from the get go. Adam Jones and Chris Tillman were very highly regarded prospects and their predictable success in Baltimore only underscores how much of a farking moron Bill Bavasi is.


100% motherfarkin' THIS.  It was a terrible deal, especially considering that the team wasn't really a contender even under the best-case Bedard scenario.  Worse yet, everyone knew for weeks in advance that a Bedard trade was coming down the pike, and all the commentary was that it might be OK if the team could hold onto Jones and the centerpiece of the trade could be Tillman or Tony Butler (a very highly regarded prospect at the time); when it came to pass that the team had traded Jones AND Tillman AND Butler AND a couple other guys, it was simply mind-boggling.  It was like Bavasi had bid against himself.
 
2013-07-21 06:54:53 AM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: As an Astros fan, I'm trying to have faith that Ludnow can pull this off. Then crap like this happens & it makes me think we might as well enjoy being the Royals South for the next 20 years.


No, the Royals have a WS title.
 
2013-07-21 09:55:14 AM  
That's about the only way the Mariners can score, considering they can't hit off a T with a cricket bat.
 
2013-07-21 11:30:49 AM  

ongbok: Meh. In 1990 Andy Hawkins pitched a no hitter for the Yankees against the White Sox and lost 4-0. Then Fay Vincent changed the definition of a no hitter to mean a pitcher had to throw nine full innings, and because Hawkins pitched for the visiting team, the White Sox didn't have to bat their half of the ninth, so Hawkins lost credit for the no hitter.


was going to say he's no andy hawkins, but that's been taken care of, i see
 
2013-07-21 11:53:24 AM  
It's amazing how many people think he should've been left in to try and complete the no-hitter.

Straight Outta Wells Branch: As an Astros fan, I'm trying to have faith that Ludnow can pull this off. Then crap like this happens & it makes me think we might as well enjoy being the Royals South for the next 20 years.


What does this have to do with, say, the 2015 team?
 
2013-07-21 02:12:45 PM  

Super Chronic: Kouvre: Fade2black: puffy999: I'm sorry, WHO traded Adam Jones and a bunch of other guys for Bedard? It wasn't the Astros...

/and traded Brandon Morrow
//who was drafted ahead of Lincecum

At the time it was considered a good deal.  We were getting a solid #2 behind Felix with a pitcher that had gone 13-3 the year before.  Nobody knew he'd have the meltdown that he did.

And the whole Lincecum thing...you can't blame them for that.  His frame and build were the same reason many other teams passed on him, much like the Seahawks finally taking Russell Wilson.  Neither fit the "mold" of what their position was supposed to be.  You could make the same argument today about "WHY DID 28 TEAMS PASS ON MIKE TROUT, ARE YOU IDIOTS?!".

Hindsight is always 20/20.

Hindsight may be 20/20, but Lincecum is from Bellevue and IIRC was rather vocal about wanting to pitch for the Mariners when he graduated from UW.

And the Bedard trade was a shiatty deal from the get go. Adam Jones and Chris Tillman were very highly regarded prospects and their predictable success in Baltimore only underscores how much of a farking moron Bill Bavasi is.

100% motherfarkin' THIS.  It was a terrible deal, especially considering that the team wasn't really a contender even under the best-case Bedard scenario.  Worse yet, everyone knew for weeks in advance that a Bedard trade was coming down the pike, and all the commentary was that it might be OK if the team could hold onto Jones and the centerpiece of the trade could be Tillman or Tony Butler (a very highly regarded prospect at the time); when it came to pass that the team had traded Jones AND Tillman AND Butler AND a couple other guys, it was simply mind-boggling.  It was like Bavasi had bid against himself.


And Bedard was a 29 year old coming off of a great year, but it was his only great year.  The season before that, he was solidly alright, and had done little before that.  You don't give up all your prospects for a guy that has done it only one year.
 
2013-07-21 08:06:50 PM  

dragonchild: That's about the only way the Mariners can score, considering they can't hit off a T with a cricket bat.


Going by most of the season, I'm inclined to agree with you, but Seattle bats have been on fire this month, sweeping the Astros and Angels in consecutive series while averaging 8 runs a game.  Those wins were redeeming for the club house, especially against pitching that shut them down earlier in the season.
 
2013-07-21 11:22:38 PM  

harleyquinnical: dragonchild: That's about the only way the Mariners can score, considering they can't hit off a T with a cricket bat.

Going by most of the season, I'm inclined to agree with you, but Seattle bats have been on fire this month, sweeping the Astros and Angels in consecutive series while averaging 8 runs a game.  Those wins were redeeming for the club house, especially against pitching that shut them down earlier in the season.


I mean, really it just comes down to the team removing the easy outs from the lineup (Ryan and Montero), calling up their best positional prospects (Franklin, MIller and Zunino), and having Smoak go on a tear.  Still no cure for Dustin Ackley, though.
 
2013-07-22 12:08:57 PM  

harleyquinnical: Seattle bats have been on fire this month, sweeping the Astros


Wheee.  I mean, nice that there's actually a team underneath us to beat up on, but after so many years of irrelevance I wouldn't go pre-ordering those playoff tickets just yet.
 
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