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Category: 2008 Winter meetings

July
8th

Trembley’s tirade on Tuesday


I mentioned last night that Orioles manager Dave Trembley had a second tantrum of sorts with the postgame media after the one pictured above. Obviously with the Orioles scuffling, he’s under a fair amount of criticism and heat, and it might have just came out last night.


Here’s Jeff Zrebiec’s story from the Baltimore Sun and Doug Miller’s story from mlb.com, but both writers told me you can’t really grasp how angry and how red Trembley’s face was during the postgame exchange.


Doug’s story has most of the

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July
6th

Minor League Report: McOwen & Halman earn honors

Here’s a minor league report for perusing …



HALMAN & McOWEN NAMED PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

West Tenn OF Greg Halman (left)(Southern League) and High Desert OF James McOwen (right) have been named Player of the Week for June 29-July 5. Halman hit .333 (10×30) with 8 home runs. McOwen has extended his California League record hitting streak to 42 games after batting .545 (12×22) with 2 doubles, one triple, one home run and 7 RBI. The streak is the longest since Brandon Watson

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June
25th

UPDATED: Betancourt placed on the 15-day DL

UPDATE 12:07 — the move was officially made as Lopez was activated from the bereavement list and Betancourt was sent to the DL. He’s eligible to come off on July 10th.


Ok, no more using the blackberry now. As I posted earlier, Yuniesky Betancourt is headed to the 15-day disabled list.


They haven’t made the actual roster move yet, but manager Don Wakamatsu just said that he we’ll likely be placed on there and be out the entire 15 days and possibly more.


“All indications are we will disable him before today’s game,” Wakamatsu said.

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June
25th

Minor League Report: Liddi, Gillies earn spot in Futures Game

The Mariners will have two representatives on the World team in the Futures game over All-Star weekend in OF Tyson Gillies and 3B Alex Liddi.

Gillies, a native of Canada, is batting .325 (79×243) with 54 runs, 8 doubles, 9 triples, 4 home runs, 21 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 62 games. He has reached base safely (H-BB-HBP) in 59 of 62 games. Among California League leaders, Gillies ranks 6th in batting average, 3rd in on-base percentage (.444) and T2nd in runs scored.

Liddi (pictured), a native of Italy, is batting .341 (92×270) with 54 runs, 21 doubles, 3 triples, 16 home runs and 60 RBI in 67 games. Among California League leaders, Liddi ranks 3rd in batting, 3rd in home runs, T1st in RBI, 1st in hits, T3rd in doubles, 4th in slugging percentage (.619), 2nd in extra base hits (40), T2nd in runs scored.

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June
23rd

Game Updates: Padres vs. Mariners, June 23

Ah, the “natural rivals” that are the Mariners and Padres. When I think of bitter enemies, Cats and Dogs, democrats and republicans, Huskies and Cougs, Bobcats and Grizzlies (you might not get that one) or cobras and mongooses (or is it mongeese?).


First inning

I’m getting weird deja vu with this whole Chad Gaudin-Garrett Olson pitching match-up since I just saw it about five days ago. Of course, the weather was a little different.


Olson makes quick work of the Pads in the first inning, and Gaudin does the same.


Second inning

Olson

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June
17th

GAME UPDATES: Mariners vs. Padres, June 17th

If you think I’ve run out of Anchorman references, well, you just don’t have any idea the depth of my limitless knowledge of mundane comedies. The amount of Dumb and Dumber references I can make is obscene.



People call me the Bry man; I’m the stylish one of the group.

I can’t run the rest of the quote unfortunately.


1st inning

Chad Gaudin is not a pretty man.



And his numbers — 2-5, 6.16 ERA are not better to

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June
17th

A little more on Bedard, Carp from Zduriencik and Wakamatsu

So here is what we know, Erik Bedard is going to the disabled list. It’s retroactive to June 8th and he’s eligible to come off on June 23rd. LHP Jason Vargas will take Bedard’s spot in the rotation on Saturday, and Felix Hernandez will start on Sunday.


According to Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik, Bedard will go visit Dr. Lewis Yocum in the Los Angeles. If you remember, Yocum was the orthopedic surgeon who did the offseason procedure on Bedard.


“We’re close,” Zduriencik said. “We’re right here. Yocum is very

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June
11th

The final recap of Mariners draft picks

Round Overall Player Position School

1 2 Dustin Ackley OF North Carolina

1 27 Nick Franklin SS Lake Brantley HS, Altamonte Springs, Fla.

1s 33 Steve Baron C Ferguson HS, Miami

2 51 Rich Poythress 1B Georgia

3 82 Kyle Seager 2B North Carolina

4 113 James Jones OF Long Island

5 143 Tyler Blandford RHP Oklahoma State

6 173 Shaver Hansen 3B Baylor

7 203 Brian Moran LHP North Carolina

8 233 Jimmy Gilheeney LHP North Carolina State

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