Thursday, October 25, 2007
Mariners Need To Focus On Pitching
The Seattle Times has a great article about Jose Guillen, and what he really meant to the Mariner's club this season. He also notes that it is highly unlikely that they will sign Guillen, as they need the $10-11M to desperately sign a number-2 starter who can actually win some games.
The hot seat has to be on general-manager Bill Bavasi, as he's last two pitching signees of Jeff Weaver and Jarrod Washburn haven't panned out. Looks like he'll get a third chance to sign a good number 2, or else his job will be gone. Big risk and reward the Mariners are taking because if they let Guillen go and can't find a starter, they will be in very bad shape.