Cheer For Favorite Mariner In World Series

Willie Bloomquist, then of the Seattle Mariner...

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The Mariners are not going to the World Series, but there will be ex-Mariners in the Fall Clasic no matter what teams are involved. That is because former Mariners are on every post season roster.

The Arizona Diamondbacks who are one loss from elimination can be taken out of the oven, they are done. But they do have shortstop Willie Bloomquist and closer J.J. Putz, two former M’s on the roster. Willie was super sub who took over for Stephen Drew who had season ending injury. In 350 at bats Willie hit .266. J.J. had 45 saves in 49 opportunites with a 2.17 ERA.

Milwaukee has shortstop Yuniesky Bettancourt. He hit .252 with 13 homers and 68 rbis. Those numbers almost make him a clean up for the Mariners.

St. Louis has Arthur Rhodes, a left handed reliever (which means he can pitch for eternity).

Rounding out the National League are Cliff Lee (remember him?) and left fielder Raul Ibanez, who hit .245 with 20 homers and 84 RBI’s at age 39, with Philadelphia.

In the American League the Yankees have starting pitcher Freddy Garcia and reliever Rafael Soriano to go along with third baseman A-Fraud.

Texas has another former Mariner third baseman, Adrian Beltre who hit .296 with 32 home runs and 105 RBI’s, the kind of numbers Mariner fans wanted to see.

Which brings up Casey Kotchman of Tampa Bay. Casey played one season in Seattle, that was last year when he hit .217 with 9 homers and 51 RBI’s. With the Rays he was among the league leaders in hitting with a .305 average, 10 homers, but a low-considering his average-of 48 RBI’s.

And finally Doug Fister, 3-12, 3.33 ERA with Seattle ,but after being traded to Detroit was 8-1 with a 1.79 ERA. If Felix pitched for that team-or any team with an offense he would win 20-25 every year.

So pick your favorite ex-Mariner-I am guessing it is not A-Fraud and cheer him and that team to win. Since present Mariners are not there, at least we have alumni to cheer for.


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