Before we get to today’s blogosphere round-up, here’s a reminder to tune in to tonight’s segment of Geoff Baker Live! at 6:30 p.m. PT. Why? Well, because it’s the country’s best live baseball webcast. Besides that? Well, we’ll give you exclusive photos from inside the filming of the new Mariners commercials. Especially the one involving Felix Hernandez. Nah, not just the one you may have seen floating around the internet. Much more detailed than that. But you’ve got to tune in to see it. I’ll warm you up with a little Miguel Olivo.
As for the best of the morning blogs, we’ll start with a look at U.S.S. Mariner, where author Dave Cameron gives his take on the M’s middle infield situation. Cameron sees a sort of three-man rotation between Jack Wilson, Brendan Ryan and Adam Kennedy. The idea being, Wilson is the starting shortstop, but Ryan slides over to give him some days off. When that happens, Kennedy takes over from Ryan at second base. It’s an idea I can get behind. Makes much more sense that starting Wilson off at second base.
Over at Mariner Central, Lonnie makes the case for why relief pitchers can be considered valuable enough to be included among the top-10 prosepects in an organization. He refers specifically to how some relievers pitch in higher leverage situations, which contribute directly to team wins.
Lookout Landing takes a poke at Mariners manager Eric Wedge for his continued talk about player “eyes” in making assessments. Wedge may indeed be right, but I can see this becoming a bit of a joke amongst fans if it continues.
And finally, at Sodo Mojo, Griffin Cooper decides to “Play Pepper” with members of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. It’s something where the various blogs take turns asking each other five questions. Cooper answered his five and shared them with readers.
Maybe the alliance can approach Erik Bedard about a “Four Questions” segment. Why, you ask? Well, that’s one. You have three left.