I’ve been ignoring this blog for quite a while now, and about 8 months ago I wrote a post saying how I was going to start writing more posts and since then I’ve written exactly one post, which I am planning on taking down immediately after I finish writing this one. How ironic.
Since my last post, the Mariners have completed an entire season of baseball, the Seahawks have decided to be the best team in the NFL, and I’ve obtained more swag than the rest of King County combined. Yes, being humble is one of my strong suits.
Anyway, the M’s signed Robinson Cano for 10 years and $240 Million, pending a Monday physical. This has prompted me to inform my dad that software engineering might not have been the best career choice, and perhaps professional baseball would have been the better path. He laughed.
Anyway, I’ve been praying for the M’s to actually do something for a long time, instead of just rotting in their own filth which they’ve done since like 2003.
I’m pumped that Jack Z finally pulled the trigger and spent some money. Does this deal make us instant contenders? No. Absolutely not. It would require more than you or I or anybody can even imagine to make the playoffs next year with the current roster. We’re at least one or two big signings or trades from even a .500 record next year.
But steps have to be taken. Success is not usually acquired in one giant leap. Baseball is a team sport (duh), and one player does not make a team an instant competitor, even if that player is Robinson Cano.
A few more pieces will be needed, I am a huge proponent of the Mariners making a play for Shin Soo Choo. He would be the Simon to the Mariners’ Garfunkel. That might not make much sense.
He would replace either the ever-dwindling former prospect Dustin Ackley, the unexciting Michael Saunders, or whoever else played in the clusterfuck that was the Mariners 2013 outfield. Raul Ibanez, anyone?
Anyway, just a short post. Hopefully if you’re reading this, and I can’t imagine anyone is, I hope you vehemently disagree with what I say so that we can have an internet argument, because I like arguing with anyone who doesn’t have the ability to kick me out of my house.