Friday, November 26, 2010

Mariner Prospects

In keeping with my preaching on the value of Mariner prospects in the any rebuilding plan, this morning's News Tribune included an article by Larry Larue reviewing those M's farmhands who may be close to contributing to the big club. Larue interviewed Pedro Grifol, the M's minor league director who was particularly enthusiastic about pitcher Michael Pineda and 2B Dustin Ackley.  Larue then broke down the prospects position by position. Interesting thoughts.

After a flurry of minor league deals and shoring up the team's 40-man roster, I'm anxious for Jackie Z to begin putting pieces together that will cement the 2011 team.  I'll be following up with a series of post offering my "suggestions" for players who might help the Mariners beyond hopelessness.
A black hole since Dan Wilson's retirement in 2005, Adam Moore could be the Mariners catcher for years to come.  If Moore can't handle it, the only answer lie outside the organization.

Greg Halman's tremendous power and athletic ability are  assets. He seemed overmatched in his September call-up and  must reduce his ridiculous strikeout rate to contribute to the big league club.

1 comment:

Dave S. said...

Larue does a good job on reporting, but I think the Mariner guys are painting too rosey of a picture.

Geoff Baker's blog has an interesting post about the trade value of David Aardsma. That might be a place the M's could get some talent without hurting the team through a trade.