Mariners Analysis

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Attendance will stir up Bavasi and crew...

Surely every M's fan had to notice the HUGE number of empty seats for last nights game. I don't think I've ever seen so many complete sections devoid of fans. Yes the weather was crappy, but the biggest problem by far is simply the product on the field.

I don't believe the current crop of M's are going to turn this season around. Too many players are underperforming, and things need to be broken up. Keep the good, get rid of the bad. That's what Bavasi should be doing. Given how little good there is on this team, it's not hard to see a complete overhaul is required.

Suggested changes:

- Trade Randy Winn. Bring up Doyle or Choo. Hope you can get decent prospects in return. You won't get much though, simply because Winn isn't that valuable.
- Trade Eddie. Some playoff team will need bullpen help. Get out of his contract before his arm falls off. One hundred loss teams can afford to lose a closer.
- Trade Meche or Piniero. Let teams know they are available now. Start the bidding. You won't get much, but inconsistent starts from pitchers making this much money is not helping the team.
- Send Dobbs to Tacoma. Such a no brainer.
- Release Sele.
- Retool bench.
- Trade Moyer. He has value, and you need all the prospects you can get your hands on.

This is where I'd start anyway. The attendance will guarantee Bavasi will be doing some of these moves.