Saturday, January 17, 2004

John Levesque continues some good writing with a piece on why the voters for the hall of fame are writers.

Art Theil writes in his best Emmitt Watson impersonation about the M's failing to make a big splash and the difference between corporate and individual ownership. Of course Art forgets that the M's aren't corporately owned, they're just run like a stuffed shirt company. Art also forgets to mention that the M's were big spenders on the free agent market this year. They just got back very little for their money. More accurately they got a lot of a little for their money. That's what happens when you approach the offseason without a plan and a backup to that plan and a backup to your backup, etc....

There have been lots of attempts at predicting the M's win total for the season. I may as well throw my hat into the ring. Based on the unbalanced schedule, the relative parity in the AL West (notice I did not say the strength of the AL West, none of the AL West teams come close to Boston and NY) and the weakness of the M's bench, I'm going to predict 81 wins, most of them by the score of 2-1 :-(

Don't forget to sign up for the Mariners Blogsphere Simulated Baseball League. It's a lot of fun to test your GM capabilities.


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