Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Mike Hargrove

Mike Hargrove was named the new manager of the Seattle Mariners today. Surprisingly, I care little. Hargrove is a fine manager I suppose. But why would he take this team over. They are so far away from contending that it seems he will quickly become frustrated. Perhaps Mariners ownership convinced him that they are going to spend the money to make the team competitive soon. But I don't see how this happens. I suppose they will go waste a ton of money on Carlos Delgado or Adrian Beltre. But even if those guys hit 40HRs for them next year, they still are only a .500 team considering their 2 below-average OFs, a terrible situation at SS, an aging and expensive 2B, and a very shaky pitching staff.