Sports Hernia wrote:They sent down Kelenic despite him leading the team with over a 1.200+ OPS.
What a joke of a franchise, still a bunch of clowns playing arbitration games with their top prospect.
They think this will save them a year of service time, but in all actuality will cost them any chance of extending the original contract as you just pissed him off, and they will have to trade him a year or 2 early to get anything of value back instead of letting he walk via free agency when his original contract is up.
....and they wonder why they are the only team in MLB baseball to never appear in the World Series.
Play stupid games win stupid prizes.
Had they just put him on the team..It doesn't mean he would have extended
anything and He hasn't proved anything yet so we have years before we
say it was a dumb move either way.
It is only for what?14 or 21 days ect He's still coming up very soon and I
hope he wins rookie of the year.
Normally I wouldn’t bat an eye about a prospect being upset but this guy is going to be a flat out stud.
You don’t piss guys like that off. Kelenic’s the ultimate competitor, those guys don’t forget who they think may have screwed them over. IMHO for the reasons I stated in the previous post the Mariners just shortened his career here in Seattle when think they are lengthening it. They will have to trade him 2 years before his contract is up tor let him play out his contract and get nothing when he leaves. They are pretty much eliminating any shot at a contract extension, which Kelenic has stated if you read between the lines.
The Mariners said if he would have signed a Evan White type pre major league extension he would have been called up last September.
So he would have been deemed “ready” if he signed that deal, but is not ready NOW and has “stuff to work on” despite leading the team in OPS. That is called “playing games”.
He led the team in OPS, yes it was a small sample size, but to say he didnt earn a spot over Fraley, Majomos, or Bishop is false (not saying you said this). Especially with Lewis being out, there is no reason for Kelenic NOT to be starting opening day.