Mariners Analysis

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

M's defense improved?

With everyone jumping all over the M's defense during the first 10 games, I want to hear why the M's pitchers have been so effective the past four games. Is it in spite of the defense? Has the defense improved somehow? I thought Franklin's ERA was going to jump without Cameron (3.15 today), so who forgot to tell him?

As I've said before, defense is not going to be the reason the M's don't make the playoffs. Is it worse than last year? Yes. But I would rate defensive issues below an aging lineup, no position player development and lack of power, just to name a few.