Let me start my saying I like the moves the Mariners have made so far. I do.
Now, let's talk a little about what they are.
First, they signed right-handed bopper Nelson Cruz to a 4-year $58 million deal. The M's needed a bat, they got a bat.
Second, they traded oft-injured (but still one of my favorite M's) to Toronto for left-handed pitcher JA Happ. Saunders had to go.
I'm not a stat geek. I don't need to look at a myriad of numbers and averages to know if a player or team is good. And I finally have a ruling on the Mariners.
They're so-so, which is an upgrade.
The last decade of Seattle Mariners baseball has been one word: inconsistent. When the pitching showed up -- which was most days -- the hitting ran away. When the hitting was present
The Donald Sterling affair has been a whirlwind of accusations, condemnations and denunciations. And according to the NBA's constitution, it will be over as quickly as it began.
Following commissioner Adam Silver's announcement of a lifetime ban for Sterling, a man $2.5 million fine and encouraging the owners to remove Sterling as owner of the Clippers, the NBA community has rejoiced. In
What a difference 20 days make. Back then, I wrote a take about the Mariners sitting at a nice, but early, 5-2 mark and held sole possession of first place.
How far away that feels now.
Twenty days later and the Mariners have fallen to 8-13, from first place in the American League West to fourth. They were swept in Miami and lost two of three to Houston to start this wee