Looks like he'll be fine. But with this coming so soon after JA Happ, it's no doubt going to start a dialogue. (more below in comments)
Miguel Olivo leaves the game upon seeing that he was once again left out of the lineup card. Well, that sounds familiar. Miguel Olivo essentially fell out of favor with Eric Wedge after his playing time was reduced last season, hence the lack of praise he was getting during the 2nd half and the potshot Wedge made at the luncheon last January. Maybe Miguel Olivo can hang out with Chone Figgins now!
What an awful headline! But at least the writer settles on the fact that no, Munenori Kawasaki is not ruining baseball. But I disagree with his conclusion that Munenori Kawasaki would not impact the All-Star Game and World Series if he somehow got voted in. Because we all know the unpredictable nature of the baseball gods. Mune gets voted in and maybe Mike Trout breaks his hand sliding into second. Or maybe the baseball gods decide to have a little fun instead of just being buzz kills and they allow Mune to hit his one and only MLB home run in the All-Star Game and it just so happens to be a game winning grand slam or something. That would practically ensure that he becomes a folk legend.
A very interesting look at the first assessments of the Zduriencik era. especially interesting was paragraph 4. That team seemed to be in place in 09/10 but was slowly dissolved. Thoughts?
Sure, not the Draft Power Ranking you probably thought of (and certainly not the one you care about) but... really, this is just a link to an amusing and enjoyable story. In which the Mariners are ranked #1! (Yes, this is a couple of years old. And yes, this is what it has come to).
Faces 7 years after being convicted of spousal abuse. Hasn't played since the Mariners cut him in 2011.