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Old 06-28-2004, 11:27 AM
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Default From the Mariners' Web site

This is from the story on the Garcia trade from the Seattle Web site. I have highlighted a few interesting words.

Olivo will join the Mariners and serve as a backup to Dan Wilson, who is in the final year of a two-year contract.

When asked how close Reed is to getting to the big leagues, Bavasi said, "Real close. Sometime next year is what we would expect.

Guaranteed 10-time all-star Miguel Olivo can't even beat out Dan Wilson? Don't the Mariners know they are getting a 5-tool player. And the next Ted Williams can't even crack the starting lineup of the worst offensive team in the American League?

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Old 06-28-2004, 11:32 AM
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If the mariners keep that up we may see Olivio back on the Sox in the future.
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Old 06-28-2004, 11:34 AM
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EXCELLENT POST!


Like me and others on this board, I love Olivo and wished he didn't have to go but he's NOT Ivan Rodriguez, Johnny Bench or Roy Campanella. He's a solid catcher who's going to be an all-star one day.

Our offense isn't going to suffer because Olivo is not there. And people are forgetting that Maggs is coming back next week.
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Old 06-28-2004, 12:35 PM
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If the mariners keep that up we may see Olivio back on the Sox in the future.
I'd rather see Olivo back. Olivio might be a low-A player, for all we know.
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Old 06-28-2004, 12:39 PM
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And the next Ted Williams can't even crack the starting lineup of the worst offensive team in the American League?
Uhh... your what hurts?
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Old 06-28-2004, 12:44 PM
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Uhh... your what hurts?
Sarcasm, K, Sarcasm.
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Old 06-28-2004, 12:48 PM
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Guaranteed 10-time all-star Miguel Olivo can't even beat out Dan Wilson? Don't the Mariners know they are getting a 5-tool player. And the next Ted Williams can't even crack the starting lineup of the worst offensive team in the American League?
Nothing is guaranteed! Olivo worked a lot with Greg Walker to improve his hitting. Now without Greg there, will Miguel be able to keep it up especially with limited playing time? I'm sure once they see Miguel's defensive skills, they will be starting him more and more over Dan Wilson.

And you think Jeremy Reed is the next Ted Williams? I really don't think so! He might turn out to be a good one but time will only tell. Anyone remember Jeff Abbott who was also a minor league star? Where is he now?
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Old 06-28-2004, 12:54 PM
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Jeff Abbott, Mckay Christiensen, and Brian Simmons. All time 90s Sox Prospects outfield!

I still say that if Simmons doesn't rip his hand in spring training (sliding, was it?) he was going to do something useful. Man I liked that kid.
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Old 06-28-2004, 12:54 PM
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Nothing is guaranteed! Olivo worked a lot with Greg Walker to improve his hitting. Now without Greg there, will Miguel be able to keep it up especially with limited playing time? I'm sure once they see Miguel's defensive skills, they will be starting him more and more over Dan Wilson.

And you think Jeremy Reed is the next Ted Williams? I really don't think so! He might turn out to be a good one but time will only tell. Anyone remember Jeff Abbott who was also a minor league star? Where is he now?
My comments were sarcastic! They were meant to point out that maybe, just maybe, the Mariners know more about judging major league talent than some posters on here who seem to think we "gave away the future."
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Old 06-28-2004, 01:19 PM
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My comments were sarcastic! They were meant to point out that maybe, just maybe, the Mariners know more about judging major league talent than some posters on here who seem to think we "gave away the future."
I guess they dont realize that teal means sarcasm.
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Old 06-28-2004, 01:53 PM
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Sarcasm, K, Sarcasm.
The rest of your post was so colorful, I didn't realize you were invoking sarcasm.

The bold teal threw me off
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Old 06-28-2004, 01:56 PM
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The rest of your post was so colorful, I didn't realize you were invoking sarcasm.

The bold teal threw me off
I was kinda worried about that, but I thought it was too hard to read unless I put it in bold. In any event, I have changed it back to non-bold.
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