BY Todd Dybas 07:21PM 05/26/2011

Two-point conversation: Will Mariners keep it up?

With the Yankees coming to town this weekend, Todd Dybas and Art Thiel discuss whether the Mariners can continue to win by relying so heavily on starting pitching, the way they have over the past two weeks.


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  • Michael Kaiser

    I was at a Giants-Marlins game earlier this week in SF.  You know, the Giants do not have one player hitting .300 or above.  Of course, with the Giants you are dealing with a franchise with a tradition of finding a way to win big at least some times.  But at the moment I do not think there is a lot separating the pitching talent between the teams except for perhaps some maturity.  I was watching Felix warm up in the bullpen earlier this season and he seemed as interested in who was watching him and what was going on in the area around the bullpen as he was at warming up.  Did not sense intensity.  Hard to imagine Lincecum approaching his warmup in the same manner.  Still, my point is that on paper the Giants and Mariners are strikingly similar in some respects.

    • Brett

      Wow.  You’re talking about the best pitcher in the American League (better than Lincecum by the way).  If Felix doesn’t have intensity and a great work ethic, then nobody in Major League Baseball does.  What an absurd comment. 

      • Michael Kaiser

        People have been talking about Felix’s lack of maturity since day one, and given his age and lack of education, that is par for the course.  His inability to put teamates’ errors behind him, his tendency to take a host of things too personally, and a lack of sustained focus are all things people have noticed.  All also are hallmarks of a lack of maturity.  And as for Felix’s one–and almost by default at that, although that is beside the point–Cy Young overshadowing Lincecum’s sustained excellence over the course of several years and Cy Young’s, you are probably one of few that would take Felix over Lincecum if you had to win just one big game.  And, oh ya, Lincecum also has to focus on hitting.

  • Michael Kaiser

    I was at a Giants-Marlins game earlier this week in SF.  You know, the Giants do not have one player hitting .300 or above.  Of course, with the Giants you are dealing with a franchise with a tradition of finding a way to win big at least some times.  But at the moment I do not think there is a lot separating the pitching talent between the teams except for perhaps some maturity.  I was watching Felix warm up in the bullpen earlier this season and he seemed as interested in who was watching him and what was going on in the area around the bullpen as he was at warming up.  Did not sense intensity.  Hard to imagine Lincecum approaching his warmup in the same manner.  Still, my point is that on paper the Giants and Mariners are strikingly similar in some respects.

    • Brett

      Wow.  You’re talking about the best pitcher in the American League (better than Lincecum by the way).  If Felix doesn’t have intensity and a great work ethic, then nobody in Major League Baseball does.  What an absurd comment. 

      • Michael Kaiser

        People have been talking about Felix’s lack of maturity since day one, and given his age and lack of education, that is par for the course.  His inability to put teamates’ errors behind him, his tendency to take a host of things too personally, and a lack of sustained focus are all things people have noticed.  All also are hallmarks of a lack of maturity.  And as for Felix’s one–and almost by default at that, although that is beside the point–Cy Young overshadowing Lincecum’s sustained excellence over the course of several years and Cy Young’s, you are probably one of few that would take Felix over Lincecum if you had to win just one big game.  And, oh ya, Lincecum also has to focus on hitting.

  • Bremerton98310

    Wow what an idiot

  • Bremerton98310

    Wow what an idiot