Preview: Seattle @ Toronto

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<Insert here some clever quip about Toronto>

Blah, blah, blah blah,

Seriously as hard as I try I can’t get myself up for the series. Although I’m looking forward to the final home stand, other than it being the end of a long season. Oakland and Texas are always fun teams to play regardless of the situation.

Being mathematically eliminated the other day just drove the final stake into the coffin.

Rosters

Pos Mariners WAR wOBA Pos Blue Jays WAR wOBA
Catchers Catchers
C Rob Johnson 0.4 0.274 C Rod Barajas 0.8 0.287
C Kenji Johjima 0.7 0.293 C Raul Chavez 0.3 0.284
C Adam Moore -0.1 0.099 C Kyle Phillips -0.1 0.195
Infielders Infielders
2b Jose Lopez 2.2 0.324 2b Aaron Hill 3.7 0.353
3b Jack Hannahan 0.8 0.304 3b Edwin Encarnacion 0.9 0.317
SS Jack Wilson 0.1 0.253 SS John McDonald 0 0.261
:? Josh Wilson 0.4 0.269 1b Kevin Millar -0.8 0.289
ANY Bill Hall 0 0.263 1b Lyle Overbay 1.8 0.365
1b Mike Carp 0.2 0.354 SS Marco Scutaro 4.3 0.354
3b Adrian Beltre 1.9 0.299
3b Matt Tuiasosopo 0.1 0.296 Outfielders
Of Jose Bautista 0.8 0.333
Outfielders Of Joe Inglett 0 0.317
of Ichiro Suzuki 4.9 0.372 Of
Adam Lind
3 0.385
of Franklin Gutierrez 5 0.33 Of Travis Snider -0.2 0.326
of Michael Saunders 0 0.259 Of Vernon Wells -0.4 0.316
of Ryan Langerhans 0.6 0.301
DH
DH DH Randy Ruiz 0.5 0.375
DH Ken Griffey Jr. 0.1 0.321
:? Mike Sweeney 0.2 0.334

I just want to point out that Michael Saunder is now worth exactly replacement value. He has brought his wOBA up over 30 points and just thought I’d … throw that out there for what it’s worth.

Pitching Match-ups

Blue Jays wFB/C wSL/C wCT/C wCB/C wCH/C wSF/C wKN/C
Ricky Romero -0.68 -0.81 X 0.58 1.54 X X
Roy Halladay 0.08 X 1 1.21 -0.58 X X
David Purcey -0.41 -0.76 X -0.42 1.32 X X
Brian Tallet -0.6 -0.69 -2.62 X 1.96 X X
Mariners Pitcher wFB/C wSL/C wCT/C wCB/C wCH/C wSF/C wKN/C
Felix Hernandez 0.84 0.76 X 0.92 2.43 X X
Douglas Fister -1.33 1.91 X -2.92 2.34 X X
Ian Snell 0.65 0.57 X -3.71 0.7 X X
Ryan Rowland-Smith 0.25 1.01 X 2.15 0.19 X X

Thursday: Romero vs. Felix!

Friday: Halladay vs. Fister! (I had to do something to spice this up … he’s going to get rocked again…)

Saturday: Purcey vs. Snell

Sunday: Tallet vs. RR-S

Legitimately Romero vs. Felix should be a great match-up. However Halladay is going to put Fister in his place and then we all have to watch Snell’s foot on Saturday and then RR-S will eat some innings and keep us in the game on Sunday.  Here’s to the final road trip of the year!

Blue Jays wFB wSL wCT wCB wCH wSF wKN
Jeremy Accardo 0.8 -1.3 -0.1 X X 0.9 X
Shawn Camp 7.6 0 X 0.2 2.1 X X
Jesse Carlson -0.8 4.2 X X -0.2 X X
Brett Cecil -11.5 -5 X 1.4 -1.6 X X
Scott Downs 4.3 -0.3 X -0.4 X X X
Jason Frasor
8.8 4.5 X X 0.8 -1.6 X
Dirk Hayhurst 1.2 -0.2 X -0.7 0.8 X X
Casey Janssen -1.8 -5.5 -3 -1.1 -0.6 X X
Brandon League -2.7 -0.7 X X 8.5 X X
Scott Richmond -9.7 -6.1 X 2.3 0.4 X X
Josh Roenicke -2.6 0.4 2.3 -0.2 -0.7 X X
Marc Rzepczynski -5.6 10.5 X 1 -1.4 X X
Brian Wolfe -4.1 0 -0.5 -2.2 0 X X
Seattle Mariners wFB wSL wCT wCB wCH wSF wKN
David Aardsma 19.3 1.5 X 0 X -1.6 X
Shawn Kelley 4.1 -0.8 X X -0.3 X X
Ian Snell 3.6 0.7 X -4.6 0.8 X X
Mark Lowe 2.4 9.8 X X -2.1 X X
Randy Messenger -1.8 -0.6 X 0.5 1.2 X X
Jason Vargas -2.4 -0.3 X -4.2 0.3 X X
Miguel Batista -3.8 -0.6 0.3 -1 -0.2 -0.1 X
Chris Jakubauskas -4 X X 1.4 -1.5 X X
Carlos Silva -5.4 0.7 X X -3.8 X X
Brandon Morrow -9.4 0.7 X 0.2 -1.2 X X
Luke French -11.7 -0.2 X X -1.1 X X
Garrett Olson -15.1 0.1 X 4.1 3.8 X X

In general … something I’ve noticed is that every day David Aardsma’s fastball is worth more and more… every day Carlos Silva is worth less and less… True story.

I mentioned this being the final road trip of the year for us above. Now just hypothetically since we are in fact out of the mathematical equation for the playoffs… but IF we were in a pennant race let me be frank and honest and say I’d be rather angry that we were on the road at Toronto and Tampa Bay. Am I the only one? That’s some serious traveling to do after a long season. There are 5 teams in the AL central and we couldn’t have round robin’d them to end our road trip, and cause that late season rush and travel to be little less harsh? Just randomly bitter about that … please disregard, as this counts as my random rant for the day.

Side note … I want to go buy an iPhone, just so i can buy Fangraphs app for it.  Yes, I would do that and if you don’t believe me ask my wife.

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