Fester seriously thinks that he can flip flop Kendrys Morales and Jesus Montero depending on whose hot and we'll have the middle of the line-up bat.
Remember when Edgar wasn't hitting clean-up? Who built that team after all? I mean we had a team so good that a really excellent middle infielder and 3rd baseman in Mark McLemore was platooning at a different position each day to get his at-bats. This team would be lucky if they had ONE player as good as McLemore to come off the bench... in fact, they'd be lucky to have a starter in the middle infield as good as McLemore. I know the statheads here, but the guy had intangibles too. I say he should get a shot at coaching. He understand every aspect of the game. I'd start following them much closer if he got a gig as even a fielding coach, but right now he's working for the rangers. Bring Mac home!
I also wish they'd let Edgar spend more than the 3-4 days he spends with the guys in spring training on hitting instruction. I'd love it if he came to the park at least once per series while at home to work with certain players. I don't think he has the interest in coaching full time, but I've also heard him speak about his willingness to do whatever the team wanted to help out. I think they are trying to prove they can do it their own way, and that's the definition of insanity. It just doesn't work.
Don't get me wrong. I think in many ways, Wedge has coached the heck out of this team, and if he gets fired after this season I will mail all Mariners items I own to needs kids in Honduras who just need clothes. They scapegoat right up from a base coach, to a hitting coach, and then to a manager, and start all over again every 3-4 years. It is embarrassing. The Chuckles and Howard show needs to leave town permanently. Put Gillick in charge of all baseball operations, let him pick his scouts, his GM, his eventual successor and let things build in the right way. Pat Gillick can find this team's John Schneider, and that guy can find the players we need. Gillick was brilliant at finding scrap heapers and using them as helpers to the superstars, but his team always had stars on it that shined even brighter due to the McLemore's and Mike Cameron's, and John Olerud's of the world who were steady, affordable, and weren't signed to 10 year contracts, but were typically signed to 3 year deals at a number that was fair to both sides.
R.I.P. Dad. I miss you. You will never be forgotten
1/12/39 - 8/7/08