Midweek Round-Up

A few tidbits for Wednesday, while we wait and see if the conditions will be playable for World Series Game Six tonight in St. Louis.

  • Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times continues his series on Mariners prospects in the Arizona Fall League with a feature on Rainiers pitcher Forrest Snow.
  • Larry LaRue takes a look at a few other Mariners in Winter Ball – it looks like Carlos Peguero is off to a hot start in Venezuela.
  • Former Mariners and Rainiers catcher and all-around good guy Rob Johnson was let go by the San Diego Padres. He’ll sign a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training with somebody – now, he has to choose the team that gives him the best opportunity to win the major league back-up job.
  • Rainiers reliever Scott Patterson and the rest of Team USA had to settle for the silver medal in the Pan-Am Games. After a dramatic win against Cuba to reach the finals, Team USA lost a squeaker to Canada, 2-1.
  • Baseball Prospectus has a terrific column up, in which 13 of their writers tell who their favorite “bad” player was. This was a ton of fun to read, and it got me thinking about a future post…
  • Just checked in with Cheney Stadium Head Groundskeeper and Stadium Operations guru Ryan Schutt – turns out that he’s spending his day inspecting the bullpen phones. Can’t have faulty bullpen phones – just ask Tony LaRussa!

In our immediate future here at the blog: I’m working on the stats for the big Cheney Stadium shorter fences post, which is finally close to seeing the light of day. Later I’m going to fix the PCL schedule. Then I might write about one of my favorite not-so-great Rainiers.

2 Responses to Midweek Round-Up

  1. L.B. Barton says:

    Peguero is playing in the Dominican.

    • Mike Curto says:

      Thanks for pointing that out – good eye! I’m glad he’s playing in his native country; I hear that traditionally the pitching in that league is stronger than it is in Venezuela, so it should be a good learning experience for him.

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