Musings about, um... well, the Seattle Mariners as well as a love affair with this game baseball. By Peter J. White
Last year the Marlins finished the season ranked 20 out of 30. The offense scored 699 runs, good for 23rd, while the pitching allowed 763, which puts their defense at 18th. I may say this about several teams, but I’m convinced Florida has no idea what it’s doing. Something smells, hmm, fishy (ha, ha) when you nontender one of your best young hitters (Kevin Millar) for “financial reasons,” then all of sudden throw 10 mil at Pudge Rodriguez. Baffling. And it will prove the bust of the offseason moves. Mark my words. I look forward to see what progress A.J. Burnett makes this year, provided he doesn’t break down from his huge workload last year. There’s some young pitching to get excited about. But I’ve been thinking and hearing that for several years now. Here’s to their front office not screwing it up. It’s going to be a long season in Miami.