By Adam Dodge - AngelsWin.com Senior Writer
This is the second Seattle edition of Foe Fodder this season. In our first edition we discussed Milton Bradley’s lack of sanity and Chone Figgins’ putrid beginning to his Mariner’s career.
A few weeks later and not much has changed. Figgins is still hitting under the Mendoza line and Milton Bradley is still crazier than a chain smoking toddler.
How about that, by the way? I’ve read and heard a lot of things from a lot of people disparaging the boy’s parents for facilitating and initiating such an awful and deadly habit in a two year old baby. But, I think we’re too quick to judge. The kid only smokes when he drinks.
Onto something a little less shocking…the Seattle Mariners really suck.
At 18-28 and 9.5 games back in the American League West, the M’s season is officially over. The fifteen or so teams with a legit shot at the 2010 post-season are already sizing up the Seattle roster and conceiving of potential packages, which might acquire a Cliff Lee or Mike Sweeney. The latter seems to have resurrected his career with a hot start to the 2010 season. Sweeney is the epitome of one of the dumbest descriptions of a player in all of sport – a “professional hitter.” Good for him. Hopefully for Sweeney he’ll get to leave flannel country for a contending team and get a shot at post-season baseball.
Aside from Lee, perhaps Seattle’s best available piece is closer David Aardsma, who after four awful years, had a big one for the M’s last year and is duplicating that success in 2010.
Back to the suck. The Seattle infield (when they all start) of Chone Figgins, Casey Kotchman, Jack Wilson and Jose Lopez is one of the worst we’ve ever seen. Combined, they’re hitting about .220 with four home runs.
There has been some controversy around one of the all-time greats this season. Did Ken Griffey Jr. really fall asleep in the clubhouse in the middle innings of a game? I don’t know. If someone could tell me whether or not, prior to the incident, Junior had a conversation with Casey Kotchman, I’d know which way I’d lean.
The Mariners still have Ichiro. Yay for singles!