|By Alex Carson||By 03-15-2013|
|1. By: maqman on 03-15-2013 12:22:06|
Right now Maurer looks like a better bet than Saunders but Saunders has a guaranteed $6.5 million dollar major league contract with $1 million in incentives. I just hope he ends up earning it. Maurer has to duke it out with Garland, Bonderman, Beavan and Ramirez for one of the two open spots in the rotation. My guess at this point is Garland and Ramirez, with Beavan and Maurer either going to Tacoma or to the bullpen and Bonderman either cut or accepting a move to AAA.
|2. By: Jason A. Churchill on 03-15-2013 12:26:16|
I hope everyone realizes that we're talking about 10 innings for Maurer and less than 10 for everyone else on the pitching staff except Iwakuma... and it's March.
How many decisions will be based on actual results this spring? Zero. The Mariners aren't a stupid club.
Maurer will make the team if it makes sense for him AND the rest of the roster.
|3. By: rotoenquire on 03-15-2013 16:31:35|
Jason agreed. Can't just look at numbers n the spring. What innings did he pitch? How many regular major league players did he face? Was the batter looking only for curves to hit or sliders. So many different things go into it than basic stats. Same goes for Saunders was he working on locating a certain pitch and throwing it 20 times in a row.
|4. By: maqman on 03-16-2013 08:12:39|
So Maurer's being the Southern League Pitcher of the Year last season and his current 0.90 ERA has no indicative value then?
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