Willie Bloomquist has taken a lot of flack over the last few years, some deservedly so and some not. But for those who maintain he is an integral piece of the Mariner's future should atleast consider this snippet from rotoworld.com:
"Willie Bloomquist went 0-for-5 today and is in an 0-for-18 slump.
Bloomquist's speed and his ability to play anywhere make him a decent 25th man. As an everyday second baseman and No. 2 hitter, he's simply terrible, maybe the worst regular in the majors. The Mariners have absolutely nothing to gain by giving him so many at-bats. In fact, they're just driving up his arbitation price."