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June
5th

McLaren’s rant, and few others worth reviewing

Sorry this is late, but here’s John McLaren’s meltdown after Wednesday’s 5-4 loss to the Angels.



Yes, Mac’s mad, frustrated and just about fed up with what’s happened so far this season. But at least he didn’t throw a phone like Hal McRae.



And it’s probably not fare to compare McLaren to his old boss, Lou Piniella, either.


June
5th

First round is over

The first round of baseball’s annual draft is finished. The next part of the draft involves compensation for free-agent signings. The Mariners do not have one of these 16 picks. Their next pick is in the second round, which will be the 66th overall selection.

Here’s a list of the compensation picks:

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June
5th

No. 1 picks throughout history

Thanks to the Associated Press, here’s a list of No. 1 picks dating back to 1965, the year of the first draft:

2008 — Timothy Beckham, ss (Tampa Bay Devil Rays)
2007 — David Price, lhp (Tampa Bay Devil Rays)
2006 — Luke Hochevar, rhp (Kansas City Royals)
2005 — Justin Upton, ss (Arizona Diamondbacks)
2004 — Matt Bush, ss (San Diego Padres)

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June
5th

And with the first pick, Tampa Bay chooses ….

Here’s the Associated Press story on the Rays’ top pick:


The Tampa Bay Rays selected Tim Beckham with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft, choosing the talented high school shortstop from Griffin, Ga., over Florida State catcher Buster Posey.


Beckham was recognized as one of the best pure athletes in the draft and labeled a legitimate five-tool player. He established himself as the top prep prospect in the nation with solid performances at last summer’s high school showcase events and hit .500 with five homers, 31 RBIs and 16 stolen bases this season.


"I found

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June
5th

Draft day

Baseball’s annual draft is just about to begin. The Mariners have the 20th pick in the first round; we’ll post here with the team’s draft picks throughout the day.

Here’s a story on Auburn High’s Kyle Buchanan, who said he’s OK with going to WSU if he’s not drafted.

Mariners writer Ryan Divish talked to Mariners VP of scouting Bob Fontaine the other day about what the Mariners might do.

And, here’s a list of the Mariners first-round draft picks throughout the years.

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June
4th

Addition by Subtraction Now on the Table – So Who Gets Subtracted First?

John McLaren looks and sounds like what he is – the manager of a team that has become a colossal disappointment and doesn’t appear on the verge of turning its season around.

"Ownership isn’t happy, the fans aren’t happy and nobody in this clubhouse should be happy," McLaren said. "People have had it. They want results. Some of the guys might be complacent, and they shouldn’t be.


"There’s always the concept of addition by subtraction. That’s a possibility here."

Take control of the team – at least online. If this team starts making major overhauls on the

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June
3rd

PREGAME NOTES: Angels vs. Mariners, June 3rd

Let’s get this out of the way first….


Here’s my story about yesterday’s loss to the Angels




And here’s my notebook about Richie returning to first base.


Speaking of the big first baseman, he’s back in the line-up again today, this time batting sixth. One thing that manager John McLaren mentioned last night is that Richie is batting with a more open stance. I wanted to ask Richmond Lockwood Sexson about it, but he was nowhere to be found in the clubhouse.


Here’s the lineup quickly

Ichiro CF

Lopez

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