Saturday, May 05, 2007

Guess the Return of the King 

From Rotoworld today...

The Mariners have pushed back Felix Hernandez's return from an elbow injury another six days. He's now scheduled to return May 15 against the Angels.

Of course, it's better than 50-50 that he'll be pushed back again. "He's fine, but we feel this is the smart thing to do with him, and he felt comfortable with it," manager Mike Hargrove said. "He will throw a simulated game on Tuesday [in Detroit], have another bullpen on the 11th, and if everything goes well, he'll start on the 15th." The Mariners are doing the right thing by being careful here. What they did wrong was to keep setting dates for his return in the first place. First it was May 4, then May 9 and now May 15.

They don't get it. The Mariners are not making mistakes announcing multiple return dates for Felix Hernandez. This is a shrewd ploy to bump up attendance. After seeing the spikes in ticket sales for the Yankees May 4th and Tigers May 9th game, the Mariners have decided to see if they get a similar spike for the May 15th home game against the Angels.

At this point, you can only be concerned or at best cautiously optimistic that the Return of the King is not too far away. In the meantime, the Mariners offense is playing well, while their rotation is a mess.

The team really needs 2 of Batista, HoRam and Weaver to step up and approach mediocrity. My money is on Batista and ....

What the heck, I'll guess that Weaver turns it around and beomes mediocre instead of terrible.

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