Mariners fans did the thing, and ya boy Jean Segura is now going to the All-Star game in Washington, D.C.! Congrats to Seattle’s plucky little shortstop on his second All-Star game appearance, and first for the American League.
Outside of that, the Mariners had an up-and-down week, winning one series and losing the other, and opening last night’s series with the Angels with an annoying loss. The M’s now need to go 3-2 on the way to the break to reach our 60-win prediction. Can they do it?
Felix Hernandez was also put on the DL with a back strain, and will miss at least one start. His overall numbers the past month have been pretty good, but it’s not quite as shiny if you look at them game-by-game. We discuss both what the M’s will probably do, and what they should do with him.
The Mariners have four All-Stars! In addition to Segura, Edwin Diaz, Mitch Haniger, and Nelson Cruz made the squad. We discuss their seasons, and also look at why James Paxton didn’t make the team. We also look at why Seattle native Blake Snell didn’t make it, and how big of a snub that was.
Dee Gordon has been pretty bad for awhile, and so has Ryon Healy. Robinson Cano is also coming back soon. So, how should the Mariners use him? We differ somewhat on this, and even more so on what they should do in 2019 and beyond, but it creates an interesting–and not necessarily bad–problem for Scott Servais once he comes back.
We also talk about how cool our previous weekends were and how cool our next weekends will be. Brett did some good softballin’, and Shane’s about to do some good campin’…and we know that’s the shit you guys obviously tune in for. Happy All-Star break, everyone!