Has it ever occurred to anyone that only in baseball do managers wear uniforms just like the players? In football, the coach dresses comfortably like the fans and in basketball and hockey, the coach wears a suit like a top executive. Imagine if coaches in football, basketball and hockey all wore the team’s uniform, similar to in baseball. Makes for a funny image in my mind.
Jake Locker could be a New England Patriot next year. Here’s how-
When the Raiders acquired Richard Seymour from the Pats last year, they gave up their 1st round pick in 2011. Considering the Raiders could be awful this year, and possibly even the worst team, it’s likely New England will have a top 5 pick next year, which is of course a rarity for a good team like the Patriots. To add to the intrigue, Tom Brady’s contract runs up after the 2010 season, and while it is likely the team will re-sign or franchise him, another Brady injury could add some uncertainty. Even if Brady is extended, he will be 33 after this year, so the Pats may be looking ahead and who knows, Jake Locker could be their target with a top 3 pick.
Is it safe to say the Mariners have the best hitter, AND the top 2 pitchers in the AL West? Ichiro, Felix, and Lee might be the top 3 players in the division. A healthy Bedard could contend for 3rd best pitcher too.
In other Mariners topics, does anyone find it odd that Chone Figgins came to Seattle as a great lead off hitting 3rd baseman, and now he is 2nd in the order and playing 2nd base? Obviously Ichiro is tough to beat out for the lead off spot, but in a year where production from the 3 hole could be difficult to come by, I think the team should have seriously considered Ichiro in that spot. Wouldn’t be the first time that discussion has come up though.
Finally, what’s to make of the Huskies wearing all Gold jerseys in their home opener just to draw attention to Jake Locker and his Heisman trophy campaign. Sounds odd to me…
(Ok April fools on that last one)
Although speaking of jerseys, I would love to see UW bust out black unis at some point this year!
PS- Our next post will be our 100th by the Good Guys!
4 responses to “Random Day Dreaming Thoughts…”
LOVE all of those random thoughts!
Way to put out the posts! Two in a row! Like you say, Figgins has gone from 3rd base and 1st in the lineup, to 2nd and 2nd, so I think 1st base and the 3 hole is only a matter of time.
Seriously, as much as I’d like a bigger threat at #3, I think the lineup construction might be alright, as long as Kotchman isn’t absolutely horrible. I think having Ichi and Figgy together is more valuable than splitting them with Ichiro at #3. Having two guys on 1st-2nd, 2nd-3rd, 1st-3rd as often as we hope should mean a lot of runs. If Kotchman hits .290-.300, you then either have at least one run or a guy at third, with Bradley coming up.
I guess I see Kotchman (or whoever) in the 3 hole as someone to move the top two guys over, as much as anything. A better bat would be nice, but I can see it being a winning combination. I just hope he doesn’t hit into too many double plays. Maybe I’ll just write a post on this, since it’s not coming out very well here.
This gives the exact reason why I don’t think Ichiro should hit anywhere else in the lineup, he has too many infield hits that would turn into fielders choice outs.
Wow, that’s an incredible argument for Ichiro batting lead off. My perception is completely changed after realizing how all those fielders choices would take some pressure off the defense. Interesting…