Twitter Tuesday: Nelson Cruz, Yasiel Puig and Ichiro Suzuki


Time for another edition of Twitter Tuesday here @SodoMojoFS. The news has been minimal with the ALCS and NLCS in full swing. But there is still plenty of speculation and plenty of rumors that people are caught up in.

The main news that came out of Seattle this week, is the revelation that the M’s had a deal in place for Nelson Cruz this past offseason, before ownership nixed it.

Well, good question. Seems it’s because ownership said from the beginning that they did not want to sign any player that had been linked to PED’s. Seems like a reasonable request. But if that’s true, why did Jack Zduriencik pursue it anyways?

Well, to be fair, the M’s only paid Corey Hart $6 million. Other than that……..yeah. I got nothing.

Yeah! Baltimore should be thanking the Mariners. They wouldn’t be in the ALCS without Cruz. That’s probably true. After all, if the Mariners had landed Cruz, maybe they are in the ALCS, down two games to none to the Royals.

But we should put it aside and move on. After all, it’s not like Mariners fans think back to deals that were made or not made with any vitriol.

Oh, right. Yeah, I forgot that it’s still open season on EVERY move that Bill Bavasi made. Okay, got it. So, who else are the Mariners NOT gonna get THIS offseason?

Yup. That’s right. Less than a week ago, many of you called me crazy for even suggesting that Puig would be available. Some of you called me crazy for my less than stellar trade proposal. That’s a fair criticism.

Though I maintain that I admitted to low-balling, in hopes of catching the Dodgers in a desperation/panic mode. But here we are again, less than a week later and the reports are coming in that the Dodgers are in fact willing to listen to offers for the young firecracker.

There you go. Will it happen for Seattle? Probably not. But don’t you have to at least take a look? I still maintain that if Puig were in Seattle, under the guidance of Robinson Cano, he could blossom into one of the the greats of the game, for the next decade or more.

I’ll leave you with this little nugget.

That’s right, it’s been 10 years since Ichiro Suzuki set the single season hit record with 262 hits. He passed George Sisler’s record of 257 earlier in that week and set the record with his last hit on the last day of the season.

Hard to believe he’s still playing. Happy Tuesday everyone.