Sports Monday Morning Sports Report
posted by November 27 at 9:18 AMon
Seahawks: Seattle vs. Green Bay on MNF. Both Alexander and Hasselbeck are set to start.
Sonics: Another loss. Spurs center Tim Duncan scored his 15,000 career point—thanks to a goal-tending charge against the Sonics’ Nick Collison.
Mariners: In the wake of Willie Bloomquist’s contract extension, DMZ at U.S.S. Mariner has this to say:
Where this is really harmful is getting him 250 at-bats a year. If Bloomquist gets that many at-bats, something is badly wrong with the way the manager is using him. 250 at-bats for a guy hitting .247/.320/.299 is bad for the team. It costs them runs, and runs cost the team wins, and we want to see the Mariners win games and compete for pennants and go to the World Series and win it, because we’re fans.
Building winning teams takes two things: roster management, where you assemble all the best tools you can, and the actual use of those tools. While a million dollars is too high a price to pay for Bloomquist, he does have value when used correctly. Paid too much and used so badly, he’s a symptom of what’s wrong with both the roster construction and on-field management of the Mariners, and that makes us sad.
Also: Ohio State #1, USC #2, Michigan #3; Slog regular Mike in MO happy, Chicago Fan not happy; and the Baltimore Ravens sacked Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger nine times yesterday. Nine times.