Seattle Mariners @ Oakland Athletics
07/07/08 7:05 PM PDT
|Seattle Mariners||Oakland Athletics|
|Ichiro Suzuki - RF||Mark Ellis - 2B|
|Jose Lopez - 2B||Ryan Sweeney - RF|
|Raul Ibanez - "LF"||Jack Cust - DH|
|Adrian Beltre - 3B||Emil Brown - LF|
|Richie Sexson - 1B||Kurt Suzuki - C|
|Kenji Johjima - C||Carlos Gonzalez - CF|
|Jeff Clement - DH||Wes Bankston - 1B|
|Willie Bloomquist - CF||Jack Hannahan - 3B|
|Yuniesky Betancourt - SS||Gregorio Petit - SS|
|2008 - Jarrod Washburn||4-7||17||16||0||0||1||0||90.1||110||52||51||11||29||56||5.08||1.54|
|2008 - Dana Eveland||6-5||17||17||1||0||0||0||102.2||89||40||39||3||47||69||3.42||1.32|
As cool as it was to see Bavasi rip into Dave Samson a year ago, right now the NHL is kicking MLB's ass.
Burke and Lowe have been at odds since the Oilers put forth a five-year, $21.25 million offer sheet to Group II restricted free agent Dustin Penner last summer - a contract that the Ducks did not match and sent Penner to Edmonton.
"If I had run my team into the sewer like that I wouldn't throw a grenade at the other 29 teams and my own indirectly," said Burke before the start of last season. "So I have no intention of speaking to him anytime soon."
Apparently Lowe finally had enough. In a candid interview, the Oilers' GM railed against Burke calling him a 'moron' and a 'media-junkie'.
"Where do I begin?," started Lowe. "He's a moron, first of all. Secondly, he really believes that any news for the NHL is good news. Thirdly, he loves the limelight and I don't think anyone in hockey will dispute that. Lastly, he's in a pathetic hockey market where they can't get on any page of the newspaper let alone the front page of the sports, so any of this stuff carries on."