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2010 Seattle Mariners

Posted By Cliff Corcoran On June 29, 2010 @ 5:43 pm In Cliff Corcoran,Series Preview | Comments Disabled

Okay, so I just wrote one of the longest previews I’ve ever written getting some stuff off my chest that’s been there since November and shoved aside some other important work to do it. But it all got erased. So while I try not to lose my mind, here’s the roster of the Mariners, who have scored just 3.4 runs per game this year, but are running out one of the league’s best pitchers tonight.

Seattle Mariners

2010 Record: 31-44 (.413)
2010 Pythagorean Record: 30-45 (.400)

2009 Record: 85-77 (.525)
2009 Pythagorean Record: 75-87 (.463)

Manager: Don Wakamatsu
General Manager: Jack Zduriencik

Home Ballpark: Safeco Field

Bill James Park Indexes (2009):
LH Avg-97, LH HR-111
RH Avg-96, RH HR-84

Who’s replacing whom:

  • Chone Figgins replaces Adrian Beltre
  • Jack Wilson takes over Yuniesky Betancourt and Ronny CedeƱo’s playing time
  • Josh Bard (DL) who replaces Kenji Johjima
  • Milton Bradley was replacing Russell Branyan and is now replacing Ken Griffey Jr.
  • Michael Saunders replaces Wladimir Balentien and Endy Chavez
  • Casey Kotchman replaces Jack Hannahan and Bill Hall
  • Cliff Lee replaces Jarrod Washburn
  • Ryan Rowland-Smith replaces the starts of Brandon Morrow and Carlos Silva
  • Doug Fister replaces the starts of Ian Snell (minors) and Garrett Olson
  • Jason Vargas replaces the starts of Chris Jakubauskas and some of starts by Erik Bedard (DL)
  • Brandon League replaces Miguel Batista
  • Chad Cordero replaces the relief innings of Vargas, Morrow, and Jakubauskas
  • Brian Sweeney is filling in for Mark Lowe (DL)
  • David Pauley is filling in for Shawn Kelley (DL)

25-man roster:

1B – Russell Branyan (L)
2B – Chone Figgins (S)
SS – Jack Wilson (R)
3B – Jose Lopez (R)
C – Josh Bard (S)
RF – Ichiro Suzuki (L)
CF – Franklin Gutierrez (R)
LF – Michael Saunders (L)
DH – Milton Bradley (S)

Bench:

L – Casey Kotchman (1B)
L – Ryan Langerhans (OF)
R – Josh Wilson (IF)
R – Eliezer Alfonzo (C)

Rotation:

L – Cliff Lee
R – Felix Hernandez
L – Ryan Rowland-Smith
R – Doug Fister
L – Jason Vargas

Bullpen:

R – David Aardsma
R – Brandon League
R – Sean White
L – Garrett Olson
R – Chad Cordero
R – Brian Sweeney
R – David Pauley

15-day DL:

RHP – Mark Lowe (back surgery)
RHP – Shawn Kelley (right elbow inflammation)
1B – Mike Sweeney (back)

60-day DL:

LHP – Erik Bedard (rehab from shoulder surgery)

Typical lineup:

L – Ichiro Suzuki (RF)
S – Chone Figgins (2B)
S – Milton Bradley (DH)
L – Russell Branyan (1B)
R – Jose Lopez (3B)
R – Franklin Gutierrez (CF)
S – Josh Bard (C)
R – Jack Wilson (SS)
L – Michael Saunders (LF)

S – Josh Bard (C)


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