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Mariners Face Giants In Matchup Of Liars

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In just a little while, at 1:05pm PT, the Seattle Mariners play the San Francisco Giants in a Cactus League game. It turns out the Mariners are not actual mariners. They aren't sailors, unless they are metaphorical sailors on the rough choppy seas of Seattle-area baseball. They are baseball players. And it turns out the Giants are not actual giants. The tallest player on their active roster is listed at 6'6, and the heaviest player on their active roster is listed at 255 lbs. Now, 6'6 is pretty tall, and 255 lbs is pretty big, but not all of their players have these measurements. They're pretty average, as a team. Instead of being giants, they are baseball players. Today, at 1:05pm PT, the Seattle Baseball Players play the San Francisco Baseball Players. Maybe instead of misleading nicknames they can just work in some appropriate adjectives. The Seattle Generally Decent Baseball Players against the San Francisco Mostly Complaisant Baseball Players. I'd wear that on a shirt.

Here's a Gameday link. Game's broadcast live on radio and on Internet radio. Now I just saw that the Mariners made a bunch of cuts, so rather than break those out into a separate post, the following players have all been sent from Major League camp to minor league camp:

Danny Hultzen
Mauricio Robles
Yoervis Medina
Francisco Martinez
Carlos Triunfel
Johermyn Chavez
Chih-Hsien Chiang
James Paxton
Scott Patterson
Forrest Snow
Taijuan Walker
Ralph Henriquez
Nick Franklin
Darren Ford
Luis Jimenez

Not a shocker in the group, and we can finally lay to rest the idea that the Mariners might break camp with one of their top pitching prospects. Although Erasmo Ramirez remains, so, nevermind, maybe.

Here's today's starting lineup. Always late. I am just always late with these things.

Ackley, 2B
Rodriguez, SS
Seager, 3B
Smoak, 1B
Peguero, RF
Catricala, DH
Saunders, CF
Jaso, C
Robinson, LF

Eight out of nine guys there are lefties or switch-hitters. Eric Surkamp is a left-handed pitcher so wait hold on a second

For the Mariners, Felix.