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caulfield12
12-09-2006, 12:55 PM
http://cbs.sportsline.com/mlb/story/9859558

Heffalump
12-09-2006, 03:25 PM
Ouch.

That writer sure is a smart ass. I especially enjoyed....

"Possible fifth starter Ryan Feierabend (http://cbs.sportsline.com/mlb/players/playerpage/1130580) pairs with M's prospects Michael Garciaparra (http://cbs.sportsline.com/mlb/players/playerpage/393505) and Matt Tuiasosopo (http://cbs.sportsline.com/mlb/players/playerpage/541519) to give the team a superabundance of vowels."

goofymsfan
12-09-2006, 08:21 PM
http://cbs.sportsline.com/mlb/story/9859558

Many M's fans feel the same way. Many feel that the time of Lincoln and Armstrong running things is way past time for a change. Others haven't been happy since Bavasi took over as GM. And then there are the ones that won't be happy with anyone else managing the team other than Lou and won't give anyone else a chance to prove themselves.

The state of the team and the organization as a whole is not so good. The farm system is slowly recovering but it's going to take a lot of work to overhaul. The Mariners as a team go very old very quickly and had a very depleted farm system. They have gotten younger and with that have started to improve but still have a long way to go. Fans have to deal with the young kids making mistakes and that the kids will learn from them and improve. Fans want things fixed in a snap and that just is not going to happen.

palehozenychicty
12-09-2006, 08:31 PM
Many M's fans feel the same way. Many feel that the time of Lincoln and Armstrong running things is way past time for a change. Others haven't been happy since Bavasi took over as GM. And then there are the ones that won't be happy with anyone else managing the team other than Lou and won't give anyone else a chance to prove themselves.

The state of the team and the organization as a whole is not so good. The farm system is slowly recovering but it's going to take a lot of work to overhaul. The Mariners as a team go very old very quickly and had a very depleted farm system. They have gotten younger and with that have started to improve but still have a long way to go. Fans have to deal with the young kids making mistakes and that the kids will learn from them and improve. Fans want things fixed in a snap and that just is not going to happen.


A gm and manager that know what they're doing also will help. Nintendo has the bread, but no front office. Hell, the Sox didn't become a serious contender until KW finished his learning curve, then hiring Ozzie to top it off.

goofymsfan
12-09-2006, 09:43 PM
A gm and manager that know what they're doing also will help. Nintendo has the bread, but no front office. Hell, the Sox didn't become a serious contender until KW finished his learning curve, then hiring Ozzie to top it off.

I agree, but Lincoln and Armstrong have to go first as they are the ones that are controlling the purse strings for the most part. They are the reason Gillick was not able make any moves back in 2001 when the M's had the best shot at going to a WS.

PKalltheway
12-09-2006, 11:19 PM
A gm and manager that know what they're doing also will help.
I agree with you, but the big question is: when will that happen for the M's? That's an early indicator on whether or not a team is about to fall into the dark ages if they don't have the right people running things.

buehrle4cy05
12-10-2006, 01:20 AM
The Mariners are the crumb-ridden GameCube to the Rangers' nonfunctional Xbox, the Angels' stalwart PlayStation 2 and the A's beautifully refurbished circa-2002 iMac.

:thumbsup: :rolling:

Whitesox029
12-10-2006, 01:37 AM
Does that mean we can Save This Franchise!? I think it does. Brenda, fetch me my Helpful Hat and Willie Bloomquist repellent. :roflmao::D::bandance:
Funniest thing I have heard or seen all day.