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Gutierrez, Wells, Ramirez & Delabar to the rescue

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on June 13, 2012 at 3:18 pm with 9 Comments »
June 13, 2012 3:18 pm

The Seattle Mariners roster underwent more change today than in any all season, with the team adding  outfielders Franklin Gutierrez and Casper Wells – and pitchers Erasmo Ramirez and Steve Delabar - to their 25-man roster.

They replaced outfielder Mike Carp and pitcher Stephen  Pryor, who were placed on the 15-day disabled list, and utility player Alex Liddi and pitcher Blake Beavan, who were optioned to Tacoma.

What’s it all mean?

In Gutierrez and Wells, the Mariners now have a pair of right-handed hitters on a team that had been overloaded with lefties – and a better defensive outfield in Gutierrez plays center and Michael Saunders in left field.

Ramirez will slide right into the starting rotation, probably starting on Thursday to give the injured Kevin Millwood a few more days. Delabar returns to the bullpen.

Leave a comment Comments → 9
  1. Why not make Safeco a “Home Field Advantage”….Trade (some) of those Free Swingers that will never hit it out….especially to Left & LC fields at this Stadium. Trade/Draft for some prospective “Mike Trout Types”…….Go for Speed, Defense, & Line drive hitters….(Mostly)…Just remember the way baseball was played here in 2001!

  2. bbnate420 says:

    WHY is Figgins still here??????????????????????????

  3. Larry Larue says:

    You know the answer as well as I do, i’m betting. Not that we agree with it….

  4. bbnate420 says:

    What will it take for him to get the boot? Armstrong/Lincoln’s heads on a stick? I would be more livid if Peguero hadn’t gone into the tank lately.

  5. I can deal with Figgins’ .171 BA. I understand that it’s a contract issue. What I cannot deal with is his lousy attitude/body language and the TWO balls that he showed zero hustle for last night. Attitude and effort are two things that do not require any talent whatsoever. They are things that I teach/preach to the high school kids that I coach. His contract has been a waste of money so far, as he is well below WAR, and he is simply not going to magically return to his pre-Mariners form. We have waited 2.5 years, and it’s not gonna happen. Cut him, eat the money, and even if he catches on somewhere else and plays well, this team will still be better off than they are today, in the clubhouse and on the field.

  6. Figgins AND Olivo are still on the roster??!!!!!!


  7. I sure hope Pryor’s injury is minor; he looks to be the most promising reliever on the staff.

  8. I’ll say this: Figgins did a helluva job getting from first to third as a pinch runner last night. Not that it helped, given the hitters that followed. But clearly–to me anyway–the M’s and Figgins are moving in different directions, as Tuesday night’s game starkly proved. So who knows what management is really thinking. From my perspective, it’s time to move on.

  9. That is Figgins one & only talent: Base running. He is a very expensive pinch runner, but I agree that he does it well.

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