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Noesi goes down to Triple-A; Peguero coming up to Mariners

Post by Darrin Beene / The News Tribune on July 5, 2012 at 12:12 pm with 13 Comments »
July 5, 2012 12:55 pm

Hector Noesi is headed to the Tacoma Rainiers. And replacing him is outfielder Carlos Peguero, who has been one of the PCL’s hottest hitters.

The Mariners announced the move today, one day after Noesi lost his MLB-worst 11th game of the season. Noesi, with Wednesday’s 4-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles, has a 2-11 record with a 5.77 ERA in 17 starts covering 96.2 innings. He has not won since May 12, a span of 11 starts.

Peguero will join the Mariners on Friday and be available for this weekend’s three-game series at Oakland.

In his last 10 games, Peguero is 13-for-38 (.342 average) with six home runs and 12 RBI. The hot streak has pushed his season average with the Rainiers to .293 with 18 homers and 41 RBI in 49 games.

Peguero ranks third in the PCL in homers and has cleared the fences  in each of his last five games, including a grand slam Wednesday at Salt Lake. Peguero missed a month of the season (April 8-May 9) after having surgery to repair a torn media meniscus in his right knee.

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  1. mojjonation says:

    The air at Cheney Stadium, and the air at Safeco Field are in the same geographic region. Are they going to blame the difference in air on the 30 mile drive? When he doesn’t hit 18 homers in 49 names, are they going to blame the fences, the pitchers, or the head case that is every person who plays for the Mariners at Safeco?

  2. family_man says:

    He’s always had power – I’ve seen a couple of his games the past week – he still looks as impatient as ever. With him it’s either a hommer or a strikeout. They should have brought up Mike Wilson.

  3. SandlotSam says:

    I like it. Peguero has the kind of power people write songs about. And the M’s offense has been so mind-numblingly boring that even a few legendary Peguero strikeouts would be an improvement. And he’s not intimdated by “marine air” and “unfair fences”. He just mashes. Maybe the other players will see that and snap out of their psychosis. We’ve got nothing to lose except boredom.

  4. SandlotSam says:

    In honor of Peguero being calle up:

  5. bbnate420 says:

    family_man, he is still striking out too much, approx. 34-35 % of the time, but he has a .369 OBP so your assertion that he is “as impatient as ever” doesn’t seem to be based in reality. Watching a couple of games isn’t going to give you the big picture. And WHY would you rather bring up a 29 year old hitting .263 with a slugging percentage more than 100 points lower? Wilson will never be anything more than a journeyman in AAA. The only reason I could see to do that is if Peguero is only going to get sporadic playing time up here. He needs to play every day.

    mojo, have you ever heard of MICROCLIMATES? Yes, Tacoma and Seattle have the same general climate but, Safeco is closer to the water than Cheney. Not to mention the OBVIOUS that Safeco is bigger and you face AAA pitchers at Cheney!

    I like this move and have been calling for it for weeks. That is if they actually are going to give him regular playing time. There’s no point in having him ride the pine up here. Trade Ichiro for ANYTHING you can get.

  6. I’ve only got 1 problem with Peguero coming up: he needs to play every day.

    Unless I’m missing something, he has at least 5 people ahead of him:
    1. Ichiro
    2. Saunders
    3. Wells
    4. Franklin G
    5. Bilbo Froggins

    And at dh there’s the 3 headed catcher/dh issue. Saunders & Wells also deserve to play everyday. Fat chance of them sitting Ichiro. & there’s also the issue of Carp having no options when he comes off the dl.

  7. gonefishin69690 says:

    Agree with Mojo. How come the Mariners seem to be the ONLY team that can’t hit a Safeco??

  8. timeout says:

    moo–I’d say Ichiro has the three games before the break to prove he shouldn’t sit once a week, and I’d be surprised if Figgins gets more outfield assignments as a starter once Guti is better.

    We’ll see–I’ve been wrong so often on this team, no reason to believe I’ll start being right now. I’m just sayin’…

    For those who think Ichiro should sit MORE than once a week, it couldn’t hurt–but once a week stretches moo’s imagination, and mine too.

    On another subject, Peg’s ability to get on base vs. power, quoting the Zacerbator over at the Times: “Remember, he posted a .923 OPS in AAA last year and still managed just .622 in the majors.” Big strikeout guys–Adam Dunn comes to mind–have to walk A LOT to justify striking out over 30% of the time, for the baseball equation to work.

  9. bbnate420 says:

    God I hope Bilbo Figgins isn’t ahead of ANYBODY on the roster. Agreed on the other 4, though I don’t think Ichiro should be ahead of him. They should just rotate Wells, Saunders, FG, and Peguero. Won’t be shocked if the two-headed, half-a-brain running the team keeps Bilbo when Carp comes off the DL but, ANYBODY WITH 2 NEURONS FIRING KNOWS THAT HE SHOULD BE GONE WHEN CARP COMES BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. timeout says:

    Seems to me that Wedge & co. have been trying to create a model of how Figgins can help a more successful team at this stage in his career. Back up outfield and infield, pinch run, hit for pitcher in the NL…the problem is, with one or two exceptions, he hasn’t been good at any of it this year. So it’s tremendously hard to get any value back for him, and hard to swallow the admission of failure that releasing him involves. When do they bite the bullet? Sooner is better for most of us fans, but the pressure isn’t on us.

  11. Oh come on now, Figgins is a tremendous $18 million pinch runner!

  12. Is there a game today?

  13. bbnate420 says:

    timeout, they aren’t going to get ANYTHING for Bilbo! That ship has LONG since sailed. Making a bad free agent signing is one thing. It happens. Compounding that mistake by keeping around the open wound while hurting the team after it is CLEAR that it was a mistake is ANOTHER THING. MUCH worse than the signing IMO. They aren’t fooling any fans with half a brain. Don’t let the door hit ya.

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