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Sunday, March 07, 2004

Edgar Martinez hurting 

Fragile Mariner DH Edgar Martinez, who needs to be healthy and productive this year for the Mariners to win the AL West, is suffering from a bone spur in his neck. This, along with his perpetual hamstring problems, would seem to suggest that Mariners could use a productive bench guy who can DH...even better if he's a righty who can play first, since John Olerud can't hit lefties any more.

Greg Colbrunn would seem to be a perfect fit for the Mariners...and why isn't he there any more? Oh yeah, the Mariners decided to trade him to the D-Backs (with cash) for Quinton McCracken, who can run fast.

Well, maybe the D-Backs would be willing to send him back to Seattle. It would probably cost more than McCracken to get him, but what the hell...

Oh, and the D-Backs are also really hyped about Conor Jackson, whom they drafted with Seattle's first round pick in 2003...the one Seattle gave up as a result of signing Greg Colbrunn in the first place.

Well, at least there is one A.L. West team whose management seems to be giving the Rangers a run for their money in the incompetence department...

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