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February 23, 2011 at 12:10 PM

Around the Blogosphere

Getting off to a bit of a more leisurely-paced start today, as I’m spending most of the morning and afternoon working on a feature. David Aardsma is back on his feet, walking without crutches. If you’ll remember, Aardsma said it would take him about a week or a week and a half to get off the crutches.
It’s been exactly 10 days since, so he was bang-on.
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Some of you may be wondering what the above photo is all about. I told you yesterday that I’d be giving you an exclusive preview of photos from the Felix Hernandez television commerical shoot, which I did on last night’s Geoff Baker Live! Here is the first set of photos from the shoot, as shown on the show. And here is the second batch, with some Franklin Gutierrez mixed in.

We’ll start off today’s blog round-up with a look at ProBall NW, where Jon Shields has some thoughts on the Milton Bradley-Michael Saunders battle in left field and comes to the conclusion that not much has changed since the winter when it comes to how the team likely views the situation.


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Over at Sodo Mojo, author Brett Miller writes about why he still trusts in Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik. He bases a lot of it on the premise that Zduriencik could not have possibly known how far some of his position player aquisitions would fall compared to their career norms. I agree with him to a point. I don’t think Zduriencik should be shown the door based on one terrible season. But I also think we’ll have a clearer picture this year as to why some of those players failed as badly as they did and whether the very design of the offense (going more for OBP, less on “big bat” power) had something to do with it.
At Mariner Central, Lonnie takes about as detailed a look as humanly possible at Chaz Roe, the pitcher acquired in the Jose Lopez deal. Lonnie leads things off with a question I’m sure is on everyone’s mind: “What is a Chaz Roe?”
And for our humor of the day, we turn to SB Nation, where they are publishing a series of ficticious letters that players might have written home to mom after the first day of camp. The latest series involves the Mariners, specifically Felix Hernandez, Jack Cust, Jack Wilson and David Aardsma (who finally ditched the crutches today, as he said he would about 1 1/2 weeks into spring training). Pretty funny stuff, so have a look.
I think I’ve written that he was one of the 1980s Brat Packers, but then again, I could be wrong.

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