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So What the Heck Happened to the Mariners Offense in July? (Part 4: New Blood)

== As we said … Oops == The single main difference in playing time from June to July was Corey Hart going from zero plate appearances to getting 7.4% of total plate appearances. And, arriving on July 25 was Kendrys Morales who started every game thereafter and ended up with 2.6% of team PAs.  [Every-day…

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Prospect-Palooza Pitcher Heatmap

== And the view from the mound == Same drill as we did with the hitters. Red Hot Dylan “Sharkie” Unsworth (High-A High Desert RH starter):  We were worried that High Desert had ruined our perennial favorite, but then on June 20 he ripped off 12 strikeouts without a walk. Since that game, he has…

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Prospect-Palooza Hitter Heatmap

== Bundling up on prospect stuff == You may have noticed that we are letting the daily coverage slip in order to provide more in-depth articles.  When I first started this site as a separate blog I wanted to make sure there was something up daily, but now that things have stabilized a bit (thanks!)…

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Trade Deadline Tally Sheet

== Adding up pluses and minuses == Flipping Nick Franklin for an OF ++++ We’ve been saying this was necessary since — what? — February? OK, it was March 12. Franklin is very good, and, as we detailed, is having a great year at AAA (which he should be).  But he had slipped behind both…