Mariners Analysis

Friday, March 11, 2005

Anyone worried about the slow start?

I know it's only Spring Training, but with todays news of "Every-Day Eddie" sustaining yet another serious injury, it's getting hard to be optimistic about this team. When a team is 1-7 and has injury after injury, you have to wonder if this team can believe in itself.

Teams need confidence to win consistently. Teams develop confidence by winning. We all understand it is a delicate balance.

I am certainly glad Bob Melvin is not running this team. Hargrove has a real situation on his hands, and I'm glad we don't have a rookie manager in on-the-job training. Still, this team has the worst record in the AL in Spring Training.

I'd like to see this team get some good news, and get a little spring in its step.