Mariners Analysis

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

McLaren benches Reed

To further highlight how this team treats rookies and veterans, Jeremy Reed gets sent to the bench because he was picked off while straying from the bag. On the same night Ibanez drops a routine fly ball and stays in the game, Reed gets benched. On the same night Ritchie drops a foul ball and two-hops a throw to home (!) on a relay, Reed gets benched.

I'll never complain about a win, but the Mariners "defense" last night was literally laugh-out-loud funny. This is after McLaren has a team meeting about doing the little things.

The firing of this teams management cannot come soon enough.