|By Brendan Gawlowski||By 03-04-2013|
|1. By: maqman on 03-04-2013 11:21:51|
Winning in spring training does not preclude winning in the regular season. The best part of this spring training to me is the depth available at so many positions, the rotation, bullpen, DH/1B/LF C are pretty well covered and even 2B, 3B and SS have multiple candidates.
|2. By: FatBat on 03-04-2013 11:37:46|
Yeah I do like the cast the Mariners brought in this spring. From bay garland bonderman to kameron loe. You add in morales and morse you add vets like ibanez shoppach. It's fun to see these guys stepping up. It's just spring but what I take from it is this, guy's playing well are guys having fun and there is nothing wrong walking into 2013 season with a little swagger. Something in short supply the last umm several years? Hope it's not lame to use a personal day so I can watch a spring training game?
|3. By: cpuglisi on 03-04-2013 12:49:25|
even though i like the idea of garland making the rotation followed by beaven. I would really like to see one of the young pitchers really challenge for the 5th spot. Make Eric wedge decision tougher.
|4. By: Bugeater on 03-04-2013 15:32:31|
I love reading the blogs. Love to disagree, love to agree, but I am really, really tired of being told that spring training doesn't count. No kidding. Its spring time and even though its wrist slashing weather here, is it so wrong to get excited. Why not get excited? Why not dream of pennant races? Why not dream of 35 Mike Morse bombs? Would you feel better if we scrapping together 3-4 hits a game and losing 8-1 everyday. I think Dave Cameron is much worse at pissing in a bowl of cheerios, but there is nothing wrong with optimism. I love talking myself into why we are going to challenge for the West. Its what keeps me coming back every year. Hope.
|5. By: Rescami on 03-04-2013 19:27:30|
Jung said "Neurosis is always the result of hiding true pain and most often the neurosis is worse than the pain it was designed to mask." As M's fans we've conditioned ourselves to be perpetually cynical to digest more easily, the inevitable disappointment of another lost year, another long winter. It's time to shed our collective neurosis and face a simple fact. Jack knows what he's doing. Yes, I know he's made mistakes, but the organization is bursting at the seams with talent. Eric Wedge comes off like a cheerleader sometimes, but what he said about having the best 60 guys in baseball is being proved out daily. Keep telling yourself it's only spring (followed by it's only the first month etc.), it doesn't matter. Spring, Summer or Fall talent wins and we are stocked.
|6. By: rightwingrick on 03-05-2013 20:40:27|
If nothing else, this Spring Training run suggests that the addition of power in the middle of the M's lineup is having the impact everyone had hoped. Whether that impact will last past the Spring is another question, or whether it will carry over to Safeco is yet another question. But with the home/away offensive splits the M's had last year, plus the fences coming in, plus the addition of some thump in the middle of the lineup, there's legitimate reason to think the M's are going to be 6-9 games better in 2013.
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