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  • joined Apr 12, 2011
  • last login Jul 09, 2014
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Fair dinkum Aussie. Born and bred, through and through.

Three years in Seattle missing cricket led to me falling for Baseball and the Mariners.

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The standings, and what the schedule holds

At present, we're solidly in the second wild card slot with a one game buffer on Toronto/Baltimore who are tied for the AL East. We're one game back of the Angels who have the first wild card, and...

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You are not appreciating Felix enough.

Felix leads all (pitchers) in baseball in fWAR, with 3.2. Kluber is second with 2.8. Felix is tied for second most wins*, with 8. Buehrle leads with 10. Felix is tied for the most innings...

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Are we a contender for 2014?

There is a lot of different views on where the M's are at competitively, and what they should do to improve particularly the starting pitching in the comments of Matt's most excellent piece which...

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The state of the roster, again.

I seem to be making a habit of these posts. I was curious about how things stood and what it might look like come opening day as well as depth. After getting into it a bit, I thought I'd share as I...

Fangraphs podcast with Tony Blengino

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Listening now, there's at least some talk about the FO stuff from the Baker article.

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More 40 man stuff.

JY posted his 40 man preview extravaganza over at USSM. I have written about this before, kinda looking at what it might mean for the active roster next season as well as team control. This time...

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The 40 man roster and the future.

There were a few things going through my mind when I set off to look into this stuff. Partly I was curious to see what next year might look like, and then a whole bunch of other questions flitted...

Seattle to promote SS Brad Miller

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Brad Miller will join the Seattle Mariners tomorrow for the Cubs series— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) June 28, 2013

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Seager and (M.) Saunders: Extension candidates?

I was reading about the Rizzo contract extension stuff earlier, and it got me to thinking about the M's and given that they've now locked Felix up for the future, who might be next and what it...

"The fans have spoken, and Brendan Ryan was selected as best fielder of 2012."

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"The fans have spoken, and Brendan Ryan was selected as best fielder of 2012."

http://www.insidethebook.com/ee/index.php/site/article/globe_gloves_fans_scouting_report_2012/

LL is an awesome community. I picked up last years shirt at the game I went to, Zewerr sent me this...

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LL is an awesome community. I picked up last years shirt at the game I went to, Zewerr sent me this years earlier this year, and yesterday my King of Perfection shirt and card turned out courtesy of Sambearpig. You guys ROCK.

Stumbled across this mostly by mistake. Don't worry, I've reported a problem and advised them to...

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Stumbled across this mostly by mistake. Don't worry, I've reported a problem and advised them to re-classify as Volcano/Beer related.

Munenori Kawasaki was trying to do his regular stretching routine on the floor in front of his...

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Munenori Kawasaki was trying to do his regular stretching routine on the floor in front of his locker but was being tormented by Felix, who was up this morning watching Team USA beat Spain in the gold medal game of the Olympics. Felix, wearing his Dwyane Wade Miami Heat jersey, kept running out of the training room and lobbing a small rubber ball at Kawasaki on the floor. Then a hilarious dialogue between the two would break out, little of which could be understood by anyone. "Munenori!" Felix exclaimed. "Fifinori!" Kawasaki answered. "I am needing storage, understand?" "Hai hai!" Felix answered. "I understand. Wait, no. I don't understand!"

Shannon's blog.

Another Edgar HoF supporter.

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"As a result, I'm making a list of the players I feel have no flaws in their Hall of Fame case that should reasonably keep them out. These are the guys I want to fight for."

Further proof that Felix is, as we would say in Australia "The shit".

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"...there are pitchers who have to pitch smart and pitchers who simply have great stuff and then there's guys who have stuff that pitch smart. And the latter is dangerous. And I think Hernandez is in that class..."

Montero, Carp, Hultzen at M's Alderwood team store Friday from 5-6pm.

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Saw this through the M's Facebook page, didn't see it here. Wish I could go, stupid wrong side of the Pacific!

Joe Posnanski's (SI.com) HoF ballot includes Edgar.

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"I’m voting for Martinez because I think he’s one of the best hitters in baseball history. True, he played DH, but that’s because the DH exists. If there had been no DH, they would have played him at third base and lived with the consequences, because he was that good a hitter. The biggest job of an every-day player is to help the team create runs, and few have done it better than Edgar."

Prospect(?) Denny Almonte in the Australian Baseball League's all-star game.

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JY, this one's for you. PS. Listening to baseball commentary with an Australian accent is WEIRD. Even for me.

Kudos for Jeff from the Daily Dish's managing editor.

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"Check out Jeff Sullivan (one of my favorite writers) essentially on open mic with great analysis dropped right in the middle" It's a link to his post about the Angels and the Mariners. We may not have signed the best FA hitter or pitcher, but at least we have the best blogger. Take that, Angels.

Shannon Drayer's interview with Brendan Ryan about Greg Halman.

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Story here. Personally I think it helped me to hear the words instead of just reading them. Hat tip to Cascadian Man for the article.

Team runs saved by position. When I get bored I read a lot. Original article is...

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Team runs saved by position. When I get bored I read a lot. Original article is here: http://www.draysbay.com/2011/11/10/2550842/team-runs-saved-by-position

Chris Capuano reportedly looking for two year deal.

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It's only a short bullet point in this story and I read about it first on the daily dish, but I wonder if this takes us out of the running for him with our near MLB ready starters in the wings for late 2012 plus. That said, Dave @ USSM had us signing him for two years in his second plan so who knows. Not me!

Daily Dish 2012 roster projection.

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A bit cringe inducing but shows what we've got under contract for next year as at right now plus ages at the start of the season . Pray for a good offseason, and a better year!

Guti and Brendan Ryan are both better defenders than Peter Bourjos.

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BIS says so, about half way down. If you read selectively.

Per Buster Olney, Vargas has apparently cleared waivers.

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Pitching mechanics.

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An interesting (I thought) article featuring Trevor Bauer, the long toss junkie high round draft pick.

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