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Carlos Ruiz, better known as Chooooooch! ... at least in Philadelphia. biggrin



-- Edited by Tall Tactician on Thursday 9th of February 2017 10:53:40 PM

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Tall Tactician wrote:

Carlos Ruiz, better known as Chooooooch! ... at least in Philadelphia. biggrin



-- Edited by Tall Tactician on Thursday 9th of February 2017 10:53:40 PM


Ah-h-h-h...

DiPoto believes he gives the Mariners a more solid backup than Jesus Sucre, or anyone else the organization has.  He'll also take some of the pressure off of Mike Zunino.

Sucre, meanwhile, has been dealt to Tampa, where management seems to be trying to figure out how to reassemble and win with Jack Zduriencik's old club.

They now have Sucre, 1B Logan Morrison (re-signed), 2B Brad Miller, UT Nick Franklin, and pitchers Erasmo Ramirez and Danny Farquhar, as well as minor leaguers Dalton Kelly, Andrew Kittredge, Carlos Vargas and Ryan Yarbrough.



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Two former M's are finding new homes.

The Dodgers have announced that they are going to sign OF-DH Franklin Gutierrez, while the Diamondbacks have signed reliever Tom Wilhelmsen.



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From Joe Posnanski...........the death of the 300 game winner..............

 

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/216660938/will-any-pitcher-win-300-games-again/



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Great article (as always) by Joe.

A while back, I said this day was coming. If CC and Bartolo are gone after this year, it will be the first time in ages we have not even had an active 200-game winner. At best, Justin Verlander is two years away, with 173.

John Lackey has 176, but he's 37. After Verlander, it's Freddy Garcia (156) and Zack Greinke (155).

Sad as it is to admit it, 200 wins might be tough for Felix (he has 154 right now and really needs to bounce back from a rough season).

It's been discussed in the Seattle media, who point out that the King already has more than 2,400 innings pitched in his career. Remember, he made his Major League debut at 19.

The good news is that he is newly buff. He packed on 17 pounds of muscle and went through some serious off-season weight training.

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Do we have a 2017 Hot Stove thread to be able to post things that aren't related to Seattle?...........

I ask because I was looking at the 2017 schedule, and the very first game of the season is............Yankees versus Tampa.

Tampa. Really?

In fact, Cincinnati doesn't even play on the first official day...........

SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017
AWAYHOMETIMEAWAY STARTERHOME STARTERNATL TVTICKETS
N.Y. YankeesTampa Bay1:10 pm   Available from $49
San FranciscoArizona4:10 pm   Available from $33
Chi. CubsSt. Louis8:35 pm   Available from $89


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Other than the Hot Baseball News, nothing really, in terms of something that could be a Hot Stove thread.

Feel free to start one up, and toss a couple of logs in there.

Used to be that Cincy and Washington were the Primary Opening Day sites for each league. Obviously, they can't do that now.

I'd be willing to bet the Yankees are perfectly happy to start the season in Florida, given where northeastern temps might still be.

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Joe Posnanski..................

m.mariners.mlb.com/news/article/217508054/felix-hernandez-focused-on-return-to-form/

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It sounds like everyone was pleased with his first Spring outing.

He could have had a couple of strikeouts, but the home plate ump didn't give him the calls.

He won't be the Cy Young Felix, but he can still win 15 games.  He possibly would have last year, if he hadn't missed seven weeks.  That cost him at least a half-dozen starts.

His numbers weren't that shabby -- 9-4, 3.14 -- going into his last start in August.  He had 114/48 K's-to-walks in 117.2 innings.

He had posted a 5-0 record in eight starts coming off the DL, before that one outing started his plunge. The ERA was a bit high in those eight starts (3.46), but his K/W numbers weren't horrible (48/22, in 54.2 IP) -- and his BAA was .230.

It was Aug. 31st through the end of the year that really knocked him for a loop.  In his last seven starts, he was 2-4, with a 6.06 ERA.  His K/W numbers were 21/17 in 35.2 innings, and he allowed a .289 BAA, with six home runs.

But, yeah, his numbers are definitely trending the wrong way the last couple of years.



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seajaw wrote:

It sounds like everyone was pleased with his first Spring outing.

He could have had a couple of strikeouts, but the home plate ump didn't give him the calls.

He won't be the Cy Young Felix, but he can still win 15 games.  He possibly would have last year, if he hadn't missed seven weeks.  That cost him at least a half-dozen starts.

His numbers weren't that shabby -- 9-4, 3.14 -- going into his last start in August.  He had 114/48 K's-to-walks in 117.2 innings.

He had posted a 5-0 record in eight starts coming off the DL, before that one outing started his plunge. The ERA was a bit high in those eight starts (3.46), but his K/W numbers weren't horrible (48/22, in 54.2 IP) -- and his BAA was .230.

It was Aug. 31st through the end of the year that really knocked him for a loop.  In his last seven starts, he was 2-4, with a 6.06 ERA.  His K/W numbers were 21/17 in 35.2 innings, and he allowed a .289 BAA, with six home runs.

But, yeah, his numbers are definitely trending the wrong way the last couple of years.


 He does have a lot of miles on him, and really suffered his first "major" injury last year.  The guy has been SUCH a horse every year.  30+ starts, 200 innings like clockwork.

Good thing?.....wasn't his arm.

Bad thing?.....the calf might have affected his delivery, which could have hurt his arm.  Hopefully the off season will get him back into form.



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nacster wrote:
seajaw wrote:

It sounds like everyone was pleased with his first Spring outing.

He could have had a couple of strikeouts, but the home plate ump didn't give him the calls.

He won't be the Cy Young Felix, but he can still win 15 games.  He possibly would have last year, if he hadn't missed seven weeks.  That cost him at least a half-dozen starts.

His numbers weren't that shabby -- 9-4, 3.14 -- going into his last start in August.  He had 114/48 K's-to-walks in 117.2 innings.

He had posted a 5-0 record in eight starts coming off the DL, before that one outing started his plunge. The ERA was a bit high in those eight starts (3.46), but his K/W numbers weren't horrible (48/22, in 54.2 IP) -- and his BAA was .230.

It was Aug. 31st through the end of the year that really knocked him for a loop.  In his last seven starts, he was 2-4, with a 6.06 ERA.  His K/W numbers were 21/17 in 35.2 innings, and he allowed a .289 BAA, with six home runs.

But, yeah, his numbers are definitely trending the wrong way the last couple of years.


 He does have a lot of miles on him, and really suffered his first "major" injury last year.  The guy has been SUCH a horse every year.  30+ starts, 200 innings like clockwork.

Good thing?.....wasn't his arm.

Bad thing?.....the calf might have affected his delivery, which could have hurt his arm.  Hopefully the off season will get him back into form.


That was a primary focus of his off-season program this time around.

Basically, when one part of the body is injured, the rest of the body can get out of whack, compensating.  In the case of a pitcher, he can lose the ability to repeat his successful motion.

Plus, Felix was falling behind early in courts, and was having a difficult time recovering from that.  I'm sure a lot of it is hitters learning to recognize and expect certain pitches, and lay off them.  That can hurt a guy like Felix, who depends on hitters to chase stuff that drops out of the zone.

The revised strike zone sure won't help him, in that regard. 



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More from CBS..........their 2017 outlook..........

 

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/seattle-mariners-2017-season-preview-clock-is-ticking-for-playoffs-with-aging-core/



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The Mariners and A's could open the season with eight relievers apiece.

Staffs used to carry as few as nine pitchers.  Now, there could be almost that many relievers alone. disbelief

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/03/al-west-notes-de-aza-mariners-cashner-astros.html



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seajaw wrote:

The Mariners and A's could open the season with eight relievers apiece.

Staffs used to carry as few as nine pitchers.  Now, there could be almost that many relievers alone. disbelief

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/03/al-west-notes-de-aza-mariners-cashner-astros.html


 So that leaves 3 bench spots..........one backup catcher, one backup infielder, one backup outfielder.

Makes the new 10-day DL easier to use.

I think we are not too far off from expanding the rosters to 26 or 27.  MLB teams def can afford the extra $1million they would have to pay the two extra sports (at minimum salary each).



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nacster wrote:
seajaw wrote:

The Mariners and A's could open the season with eight relievers apiece.

Staffs used to carry as few as nine pitchers.  Now, there could be almost that many relievers alone. disbelief

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/03/al-west-notes-de-aza-mariners-cashner-astros.html


 So that leaves 3 bench spots..........one backup catcher, one backup infielder, one backup outfielder.

Makes the new 10-day DL easier to use.

I think we are not too far off from expanding the rosters to 26 or 27.  MLB teams def can afford the extra $1million they would have to pay the two extra sports (at minimum salary each).


That would also help the clubs hold onto borderline players who are out of options. 



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