Re: Cliff Lee
Are the Mariners still expecting Bedard back in late June/July? That's a formidable rotation if so, but they need some offense. Nobody has stepped into Branyan's shoes from last year. If I'm the M's, I'm calling Jermaine Dye's agent to see how he feels about playing some 1B or DH. The IF is awful offensively. When Josh "don't call me Jack" Wilson leads the IF with a .317 OBP, well bad doesn't even start to describe it.
But, If I'm running the M's, I'd throw a little money at the lineup 1st. Convincing Dye to be a 1B/DH would be my first step.
“I’ll just take my walk,” he said, to laughter. One reporter followed up that Hamilton might be able to score from first on a single. “If he does, that’s great. Isn’t that crazy? Think about that: I hit a single and got an RBI. Like I said, crude stat, right?”