Mariners Analysis

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Spiezio on DL

That "twinge" Scott felt yesterday has indeed landed him on the DL. You can rest assured if any of the productive fielders on the M's had the same injury, they would have waited a little longer before making the move. Instead, with Spiezio struggling it was an easy decision for the club to send him down and call up Shin-soo Choo. This is the type of move many of use have been looking for. Get a real bench player on the club, and Choo fits that bill. He can flat out hit the ball, and he is cheap. His defense is poor (putting it nicely) but he can provide Hargrove with some options.

The unanswered question at this point is how will Hargrove use him? To sub for Reed? To move Winn to center? Occasional pinch hitter? One who never leaves the pine?

We will know over the next few days.


Hard to believe but the M's are only one game ahead of last years pace at this time. Of course the '04 team went on a 5 game losing streak, so tonight is a good time to squash that stat.

Zito is not getting his curve over consistently and if the M's are PATIENT success could be had. Should be fun to watch.

Now if only Piniero can get over his first inning problems...