Mariners Analysis

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Longstanding theory about Ichiro proven incorrect

Many of us always believed that Ichiro controlled the M's offense. The past two seasons have seen the M's offense go south after the All-Star break, along with Ichiro's on base percentage.

However the last two weeks Ichiro has been hitting again, and yet the M's can't score any runs. It's clear that if Boone or Edgar isn't driving the ball, Ichiro cannot power this offense when everyone else is hitting singles.

I wonder if the M's should have looked for a big bat over the offseason...(grin)