ignoring Rob Allen and Generic
Your M's have 1 problem. They don't draft and develop any good players. End of story.
How would you know? They have no talent. No talent means you can only aquire talent with $. Money can only get you free agents, who tend to be old (see Cano). Managers can't manage bad baseball players into good baseball players....and their manager, GM, and ownership suck.
I think they got a pitcher, Juan Then, who the Mariners had drafted and dealt to the Yankees in 2018 (before season started).Have you heard what the got in exchange for Edwin Encarnacion? I haven't.
You're not expecting them to win this year are you? They've been up front about that. I'm kinda glad their bullpen sucks. (And they do suck. Epicly.) Young guys contribute, put up some runs. Starter maybe gives a good effort. Then three guys you never head of give up 7 runs in the 7th and 8th. Good game. Nice loss. Move down in the standings, up in the draft.
They were going to lose 90 games with EE. They'll lose at least that without him. Shed a little salary and hopefully get something in return. Again, I'm almost glad. It's about time. I'm tired of 80-win teams every year. Tear it down and put it back together. Might work, might not, but what we had wasn't working.
In the meantime, you can watch Mark Chapman play third base. Best hot-corner fielder since Brooks Robinson. He's playing against the M's right now. Can't see him anywhere else this weekend.
Well, Dipoto was the gm when the angels made the playoffs, once. Even they dumped him after 5 years of mediocrity. Perhaps he just isn’t the baseball architect he claims to be. Servais was a scout for the rangers (another team with no talent) and he never managed before Dipoto hired him, it shows. Perhaps you are correct that they haven’t had enough time but I don’t see these two as the ones to get it done. They haven’t done anything in the past. The owners are in it to make money. They are business men not baseball fans.How would you know? They have no talent. No talent means you can only aquire talent with $. Money can only get you free agents, who tend to be old (see Cano). Managers can't manage bad baseball players into good baseball players.
The ownership may suck, but mostly because they have not found a way to get better scouts and player development personnel. I can't think of a position player that they have developed as good as the 10th best that the Red Sox have developed in the last 10 years.
I know you hate Dipoto but he is not responsible for their lack of talent. In 2 or 3 years you can blame him if they have not fixed their player development problem. He has been forced to try am pull rabbits out of hats with trades. He has nothing else to work with.
The Mariners are not a minor league team for the rest of the league. Minor league teams develop major league talent. The mariners don't develop major league talent. When they did (Griffey, Rodriguez, Langston, Martinez etc.) they were good. It's that simple.
Yes. Relegation. European soccer style. I love this idea. I think there are a lot of things in soccer that don't make sense. Relegation does make sense.MLB should boot the Mariners out of the majors on the grounds that if you want to play with the big boys you got to play like a big boy. Maybe if the Mariners played AAA for a decade or two they would get their shit together.
Agreed.Your M's have 1 problem. They don't draft and develop any good players. End of story.