hwiggen wrote:The question for me is playing time. I'd like to take a flyer on him but is he going to get consistent ABs?
Maybe some Mariners fans can give us some good info. And while their at it maybe someone can answer one of the great mysteries of major league baseball: why the heck is Jose Vidro the starting DH?!
Clement: Kenji often takes a day off after a night game, which provides some opportunities. Burke hasn't looked that comfortable behind the plate nor at the plate... Calling Clement up was the first move that the interim GM (Lee Pelekoudas) made, literally hours after the Bavasi firing. So my educated guess would be: New management is looking to implement him sooner than later, so look for him to get some starts and possibly some ABs at DH.
Vidro: It's been mentioned/rumored in our local sports news, here in Seattle, that the front office has hinted/discussed/considering dropping Vidro to Triple A in an attempt to, get his stuff together or have him request a trade!? I really have no idea but this guy (Vidro) is a joke, you can almost make a case that he's a better start at First than, the horrible, Sexson... and that's not saying a lot.
I really can't answer the second question...I don't know why McLaren is thinking but a pink slip has to be in the back of his mind. New upper management will hopefully lean on him enough to get a revamped line-up.
PS. Celtics just won