OT How bout them Mariners

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  1. ehizzy3

    ehizzy3 RIP mgb

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    I’m going with Arizona or Philly fuck the AL West teams
     
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    Interestingly enough most braves fans I heard talk were scared of Philly. Probably cause they lost to them last year but still. People were pretty high on the Phillies and I was pretty confident they could win. And aside from a Bryce Harper base running mistake, pretty much controlled the series. (And Bryce made up for it the next game anyway lol)
     
  3. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Let's go Baby Blazers! Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Yeah, certainly didn't expect their pitching to completely shut the Braves' allegedly record-setting offense down like they did.
     
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    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Yeah I did figure it was going to be a slugfest if Philly was gonna win but I never saw this type of pitching.
     
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    whiney baby Ranger alert,
    take it like a man

     
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    Fucking go rangers. Fuck Houston.
     
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    Paul Sewald is lights out in postseason.
    7 innings, 5 saves, 0.00 ERA
    Arizona going to World Series
     
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    D-Backs it is then.
     
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    Gents, please recommend me a good Mariners forum to join. Thank you in advance!
     
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    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Fuck the mariners. Fuck the front office. Fuck them.
     
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    Mariners saved some money !! Those 100 RBI guys are overrated. Oh.. and the Diamondbacks stink. Playoffs are boring, development and training is more fun.

    (if only Mariners fans can see the light that's endowed upon Blazer fans. It would all make sense.)
     
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    Cugel The epitome of mediocrity

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    And they raised ticket prices too. Big thumbs up (our arses) to Jerry. They ain’t getting a superstar in the off-season just more dumpster diving. Imagine the cost to take a family of 4 or 5 to a game to support a team hell bent on winning like half of their games. Hate to say it but have to start boycotting these types of sports teams. Hit ‘em wear hit hurts.
     
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    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    Its like we're the oakland A's right now. Its just we actually have ONE marketable star.

    Who will want out in 3 years.

    The fuck is wrong with this stupid fucking organization?
     
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    Mariners traded Kelenic, Gonzalez and Evan White for 2 scrubby pitching prospects.

    Is Dipoto trying to tank?
     
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    Looks more like a salary dump and taking a chance on two pitchers. Could be to make room for a major free agent but would not count on that till seeing it.
     
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    Braves fan here. What am I getting in these guys?
     
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    Kelenic had a good month.

    Marco is a great guy but a very average pitcher.

    Evan White had one good abbreviated season but hasn't been back up since 2020. He could be something.

    Kelenic is only 24. Was the 8th pick a few years ago. His struggles are mostly mental with the game. But when he's dialed in he can win you games by himself. Like he did for us. For a month.

    All this to say, you probably got 3 all stars cause it's the braves and we're the fucking mariners.

    Our team fucking sucks at everything.
     
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    Appreciate the reply.
    Figured the main piece was Kelenic as a flyer, sounds like the other two come with some $$ which was probably the cost of being able to get Kelenic. I don't expect a HR from it, but I do like a young, former top prospect as an intriguing add for spring training to battle with Vaughn Grissom(if he's still around). Hopefully Kevin Seitzer can get him right. If nothing else, I'm certain he'll hit at least one game winning HR against the Mets!
     
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    Kelenic has got the tools, he just needs to see results for longer periods of time. He's his own worst enemy at times. Itll be interesting cause it was a really supportive clubhouse that brought him up in Seattle. Dunno how the braves dugout is but I imagine it's pretty positive.

    White has a high ceiling just can't stay healthy. Has a huge contract based on the COVID year. Also, again hasn't been in the majors since winning the gold glove on 2020 (don't even know how or why he won that I don't remember him much that year). Then again Kyle Lewis won ROY that year and he hasn't been heard from since.
     
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