Mariners Analysis

Friday, June 06, 2008

At least we have Felix

After a generally terrible first day draft for the Mariners, it's time we have something a little more fun to talk about. Felix.

Yes, it's true his starts have been spotty. He still can't figure out the proper ratio of fastballs to offspeed stuff. His walks are up. His strikeouts are down. His groundball percentage is down.

When you watch him, he still has electric stuff most nights. The key is still his command, and whether he has it on a particular night is usually the biggest factor on whether the team is assured a win or not.

This should be an exciting game. After all the fireworks from the Tampa series, plus injuries the boys in blue are catching the Sox and their annoying nation at the right time. The last game the team won was coincidentally Felix's last start.

Felix is the teams best hope. The most untouchable player on the team. He's just 22 years old and is the shining beacon of light for the next few seasons. If you watch any game this weekend it should be tonight.