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Official Mariners arm-chair GM offseason thread 2018-2019

Discussion in 'Seattle Mariners' started by SeattleCoug, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. seahawksfan234

    seahawksfan234 Radical Moderate

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    What is it you don't understand about Tampa? My apologies but I'm unsure if it is the device you post on, but for me your posts are formatted quite strangely.
     



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  2. ulmax

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    Yeah..ussally it is my phone..so..not always easy
    But I do get to my desk top some times
    Lolol

    Yeah..i just want that extra pick
    Cuz a lot of players I like well start
    Around the end of the first round

    Second round will be a good one

    Texas would do at # 40...comp balance
    And a prospect
    Ahhh

    They will prob wait till deadline anyway

    Will be fun seeing the new guys..cant wait

    And won't have to much longer
    Lolol
     
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    For example
    Mlb prospect watch

    Mike toglia..1b/ of...ucla
    George kirby..RHP...elon
    Chase strumpf...2b ..ucla
    Erik miller...LHP...stanford

    All listed by MLB..as between 40 and 50

    Yeah it will change always does..
    But I would like two of those guys...maybe a bit greedy..but they are in rebuild
    Lololoo
     
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    But right now the way MLB has it
    I would take

    J J bliday 1b L/L vanderbuilt
    Tylor dyson..RHP..floroba
    Or
    Mathew lugo..SS porta Rico

    In the 1st round
     
  5. wazzu31

    wazzu31 I am probably drunk

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    I still hate the direction of this off season but actually am excited to see them in action in a month in Peoria. Mostly it is to see the pitching and how they decide to piece the bullpen together.
     
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    Agreed
    Like to see what they have coming there

    Altavilla is good...or was
    Strickland was..and may be again
    Gearrin seems solid
    As does Bradford
    I like rosscup..and have sense he was with the cubs..so I'm ready to see him as a mariners guy
    Elias..i think is for sure

    Tuivalala and
    Swarzavk
    On injury list to start
    Will give some others a chance

    (I think it is hard to call this team..a rebuilding one...
    Until they trade E E,leake,swarzack
    And maybe few more..but we will see)
     
  7. SeattleCoug

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    I'm more of a wait and see i guess because what choice do I have. I appreciate that they finally haven given trying to build a playoff team based on a duct taped roster and luck. I would have liked some of the trades done differently but it is what it is. All i ask is that they stay the course. If you by some miracle are .500 in July don't make a stupid trade. Even at their best they were light years behind Houston, New York and Boston so its not worth it. I just hope the development system is working better
     
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  8. SeattleCoug

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    Yea posting on my phone can be a pain so i dont do it alot unless its short.

    Also dont use my computer at home that much so usually only post when I'm at the office during the week.
     
  9. Duders

    Duders I.D.K. - I.D.C. - I.D.G.A.F. Supporting Member Level 1

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    The bullpen is really up in the air at this point imo. Have really mixed feelings about the upcoming season. Part of me is anxious to see what we have and then there's a part of me that thinks watching big money Seager floundering around and watching Servais's managing is not going to have me much excited at all. Not sure what, if anything, there is to look forward to this year.
     
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    That is my biggest fear especially since Jerry can’t help but made deals. Along with our ownership isn’t exactly the brightest (it seems) and if they are in the contention around July I feel Stanton might pursade him into a win now trade.
     
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    Yea thats been the issue whenever they have tried to "rebuild" in the past. In 2009 they had that fluke 85 win year which gave all sorts of false hope. So they sign Figgins and trade for Cliff Lee who was the most obvious rental of all time. Obviously we know the rest.
     
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    Had a feeling this could happen. Should try and trade Healy
     
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    The fan in me is excited to see what some of our young players will do and see if players like Jay Bruce will bounce back but the reality in me is that we will at best be in third place because Houston and Oakland are still good teams and the Angels still have the best player in baseball and lastly if players like Edwin E, Bruce, Healy, Leake, Seager etc were to have solid or good seasons they will be traded by the deadline
     
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    King Felix entering critical last season of Seattle contract

    I don't understand why sports writers who want to be taken seriously keep talking about this being a contract year for Felix.

    What's so fucking "critical" about it?

    His success was predicated on the differential between his FB and change. Those days are clearly over. No matter how amazing his training (PED regimen) was this offseason, he's not going to be better this year.

    My bet is that if he performs the same or even a little worse than last year, the M's might overpay him to stay because he's such a family night/promo draw.
     
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    Exactly.

    I'm 100% in favor of a rebuild.

    But I trust Dipoto maybe 1% more than I trusted Jack Z, and I trust this new ownership group about .05% more than I trusted Nintendo.

    That's the problem, and that's why we're nowhere for at least another decade, IMO.
     
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    I wanna say that this is his last year in Seattle but this isn't really a Dipoto decision. Just look at the Ichiro charade that will continue this year. I am also not gonna entertain the idea that he needs to reinvent himself for the 4th straight off season. That ship has sailed, he is who he is now.
     
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    My opinion is that its a money thing in your contract year if the team doesn't want to keep you and you test the free agent market you will probably only get an average of a couple of million on a 1 or 2 year deal. This considering you were making 20+ million a year and have made hundreds of millions already, couple with the fact he would have to work in another city would make retirement a lot easier of a choice and end his career.
     
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    Well Jerry brought in a guy who has never actually coached before for the pitchers so maybe he can reinvent himself? No clue, what is honestly best for everyone is the Mariners play well enough to the deadline, then they can deal Leblanc and Leake, Felix can announce his retirement and the final two months can be a farewell tour. But realistically I think if he wants to continue playing he will have a job somewhere.
     
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    Tell me if somebody who did the following could ever reinvent themselves to something resembling a competent GM:

    1. traded 2 prospects to ATL for Mallex Smith

    2. then traded Mallex Smith and 2 prospects for Drew Smyly who never played game for Ms

    3. then traded Zunino and Heredia for Mallex Smith.

    Yes, that's right. We have GM who, over the course of 2 years, traded a bunch of prospects, Zunino, Hereida, and Mallex Smith for......Mallex Smith.
     
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    wazzu31 I am probably drunk

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    Or on top of that, lets go of most of his staff for guys who’s resume consists of showing younger players pieces of paper.