Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community  

Go Back   Tilted Forum Project Discussion Community > Interests > Tilted Sports


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-16-2004, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
whoopity doo
 
Bobaphat's Avatar
 
Location: Seattle
Go M's

Looks like the M's intend to compete this year with the signing of 2 premium bats in Sexson and Beltre.

I am trying not to get too excited, but I can't wait to see this line-up:

Ichiro RF Best lead off hitter in the game
Randy Winn CF, fast on the base paths and a very consistant hitter
Adrian Beltre 3B if he lives up to his last year, 40+ hr potential
Richie Sexson 1B another big bat with 40+ hr potential
Bret Boone 2B who will be able to relax now that he's not carrying the entire offense. Expect him to hit 30+hr and 100+RBI this year while maintaining his gold glove fielding
Raul Ibanez LF A solid left fielder who hits well at Safeco. Expect 25 hrs out of him.
Bucky Jacobson, DH This kid is relatively unproven but can hit somethin' fierce. If he gets to play everyday, expect between 25-35 hrs
Miguel Olivo C a cannon for an arm and a decent bat if he can work [B]out the kinks. He can hit between 15-20 hrs in a full year.
Jose Lopez, SS at only 20, he has some growing up to do, but he has quick wrists and is going to be an all-star someday.

Our Pitching stands to improve substancially this year too, now that the pitchers won't have to be afraid to let up a run or two. Moyer is still a great pitcher and I think he will be able to stage a good comeback this year, 15 wins no problem. Joel Pinero is healthy again and the boy can pitch. Meche has a wicked curveball and Madritch has alot of grit. If the M's can add another decent starter then we will be sitting pretty with Franklin back in the bullpen working long relief. If not, Franky can start and expect to get a little more run support this year. That guy has had no luck with that the past 2 years and its a shame because he's a decent pitcher. Eddie Guardado will be healthy and maybe Soriano will be able to come back and play set-up man.

They'll have a good strong veteran bench with some talented rookies to round out the bench. We may not be the best in baseball, but I'll be surprised if we lose 99 games again. Now we just need to worry about those Angels...
__________________
--size matters not-- yoda
Bobaphat is offline  
Old 12-16-2004, 03:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
I demand a better future
 
HeAtHeN's Avatar
 
Location: Great White North
I'm with ya Bobaphat. After last season... we need offence. Good to see the M's adding some bats.
__________________
Quote:
Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
Douglas Adams
HeAtHeN is offline  
Old 12-16-2004, 04:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
I read your emails.
 
canuckguy's Avatar
 
Location: earth
why would they get sexson, i would have gone with delgado, probably the same money and a even bigger bat, of course watch me type this, and then they sign him too! damn the mariners are reloading, tough division now, looks like oakland is rebuilding and texas, well last year was a fluke imo.
canuckguy is offline  
Old 12-16-2004, 05:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
Insane
 
FlatLand Flyer's Avatar
 
Location: Eastern, WA
It is about time taht the M's sign some big name, realtivley young talent instead of watching them get signed away like usual.
FlatLand Flyer is offline  
Old 12-16-2004, 05:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
Upright
 
yea and the A's made it easier for them to win the west by trading Hudson
bravosnakeeyes is offline  
Old 12-16-2004, 06:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
Llama
 
goddfather40's Avatar
 
Location: Cali-for-nye-a
I hope Belly flops in Seattle (because he's jilted the Dodgers and because I don't want the Mariners challenging my Angels). Just remember M's fans that you're paying nearly 13 mil a year for someone who is only one year removed from hitting .240 and striking out 103 times. I'm glad the Dodgers didn't give into to Boras (and I'm also glad the Angels didn't give in and sign Carlos Beltran to a huge contract).
__________________
My name is goddfather40 and I approved this message.

I got ho's and I got bitches,
In C++ I branch with switches

-MC Plus+
goddfather40 is offline  
Old 12-17-2004, 10:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
Crazy
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
The AL West should be amazing this year. And while getting Beltre is certainly big for the Mariners, I'd still have a little concern about the fact he's had pretty much 1 great year in his entire career. If they just signed last year's Beltre, they're set. If they signed the Beltre from any other of a number of years, it's trouble.
thrsn0730 is offline  
Old 12-17-2004, 10:31 AM   #8 (permalink)
whoopity doo
 
Bobaphat's Avatar
 
Location: Seattle
You have to remember that Beltre had his appendix burst, which basically ruined what could have been a good building year for him. His numbers may be higher than we should expect in coming years, but not dramatically so. He's only 25, he's not even in his prime yet.
__________________
--size matters not-- yoda
Bobaphat is offline  
Old 12-17-2004, 10:35 AM   #9 (permalink)
Crazy
 
Location: Mount Pleasant, SC
Beltre's just 25? Wow -- that's amazing. It seems like he's been playing forever. Of course, that's probably because the Dodgers signed him before he was eligible.
thrsn0730 is offline  
 

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:23 PM.

Tilted Forum Project

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
© 2002-2012 Tilted Forum Project

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360