Okay, that's not literally in the article, but in this article he posts that if the Mariners hadn't traded for Erik Bedard, the M's would have been a .500 ballclub. Um... huh? George Sherrill would have magically caused Richie Sexson and Jose Vidro to not suck? Not pressured by the presence of Kam Mickiolo in the minors, JJ Putz wouldn't have gotten hurt? Adam Jones would have been an improvement over Brad Wilkerson in the outfield but in fairness the M's cut bait on Wilk pretty quickly.