August 19, 2011; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Seattle Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez (21) during the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Down Goes Guti…


Update: Seems Guti has a torn pectoral muscle and will start the season on the disabled list. I won’t rehash how terrible this is, but I am going to reiterate how important it is for someone like Saunders or Wells to seize this opportunity. This move could also open the door for Alex Liddi or Catricala to wiggle their way onto the opening day if the Mariners choose to go with Chone Figgins in center.

What a horrible start to the season…

***

Not what we wanted to hear.

Really? I mean…Really!? You can read my brief take, or Joel’s more extended take.

The Quick and Dirty: This is terrible news. You don’t send players back to Seattle in the middle of spring training unless something really wrong has happened. No one knows how much time Franklin will miss, so now we get to sit on pins and needles until we get word on his situation.

Oh boy…

I suppose it’s not all bad news, others will now have an opportunity they would not otherwise have to show the Mariners what they’ve got…

*Cough Michael Saunders Cough*

…Ahem, excuse me. Godspeed Death to Flying Things…

 

 

 

Tags: Featured Franklin Gutierrez Popular