Mariners Analysis

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Ramirez injury

As I've said all season, I have little faith in Ramirez as a successful pitcher. There was a reason the Braves were ready to dump him, and the Bavasi trade gets worse after every outing.

The one fear I have with the injury today is Bavasi using it as spin re: the trade. You can just see the quotes now in tomorrows paper- "Ramirez would have been a great pickup, if only he didn't get injured..." or "we know Ramirez is a great pitcher, and this injury explains everything..."

Bavasi got fleeced in the trade, and the injury is just icing on the cake.

Hopefully the injury will force the team to look for permanent alternatives within the organization, and highlight for the FO why the trade was indefensible in the first place.