Monday, March 22, 2010
Ichiro and Chone
Ichiro and Chone Figgins are going to wreak havoc on the base paths for the Mariners this season. It is a rarity to have 2 dominant lead off men at the top of your order. This dynamic duo is going to put a lot of pressure on opposing pitchers and catchers. The Mariners will still be in the playoff hunt as they approach the trade deadline and the goal will be to acquire a home run hitting RBI machine. Ichiro and Chone cna't drive themselves in. It's too bad the previous regime traded Adam Jones for a lifeless pitcher. Adam Jones sounds real good in the middle of the line up right about now. No use crying over spilled milk though. Someone will be looking to cut payroll in late July and I trust Captain Jack will do the right thing. If the Mariners pick up a big bat a wild card spot looks very promising.