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Mariners release Sexson

Postby Yoda » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:10 pm

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mlb.com wrote:OAKLAND -- Seattle Mariners Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Lee Pelekoudas announced today that the Mariners have released first baseman Richie Sexson.

"We felt that at this time it was in the best interest of the ballclub, and in Richie's best interest, to make this move" Pelekoudas said.

The Mariners have not yet announced a corresponding move. Sexson, 33, was hitting .218 (55-for-272) with 8 doubles, 11 HR and 30 RBI in 74 games with Seattle this season.

Sexson was signed as a free agent by Seattle on Dec. 15, 2004, agreeing to a four-year contract. Sexson had over 30 doubles, over 30 homers and over 100 RBI in each of his first two seasons in Seattle. In his Mariners career, Sexson was a .244 hitter (447-for-1835) with 105 doubles, 105 home runs and 321 RBI in 509 games. His 105 home runs are ninth on the Mariners all-time list.

In his Major League career, Sexson is a .261 hitter with 259 doubles, 17 triples, 305 home runs and 937 RBI.
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Re: Mariners release Sexson

Postby decoy562 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:25 pm

Sucks for him...

I wonder where he'll end up next? Braves could stick him in left field, b/c his stats are better than our outfield's this year :-P
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Re: Mariners release Sexson

Postby Yoda » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:34 pm

I'm sure he'll catch on with someone who might want to use him off the bench or something but his skills have been rapidly deteriorating in the last few years. As I said in this thread, he had old players skills and players of his type do not age particularly well.
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Re: Mariners release Sexson

Postby kab21 » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:36 pm

When do they release Vidro?

He's the one with the vesting option after all...
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Re: Mariners release Sexson

Postby Polar Bear » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:40 pm

Good Riddance to bad rubbish
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Re: Mariners release Sexson

Postby MashinSpuds » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:44 pm

I thought this was going to happen earlier to coincide with the release of Hatteberg from the Reds. Then the Mariners, who had problems just getting on base aside from Ichiro, Ibanez, and Lopez, could have used the old on-base guy. Now that Hatteberg's been out of the game for a few weeks I don't think that's going to happen. Time to see what they've got in the young guys, eh?
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Re: Mariners release Sexson

Postby Another Blown Save » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:52 pm

MashinSpuds wrote:I thought this was going to happen earlier to coincide with the release of Hatteberg from the Reds. Then the Mariners, who had problems just getting on base aside from Ichiro, Ibanez, and Lopez, could have used the old on-base guy. Now that Hatteberg's been out of the game for a few weeks I don't think that's going to happen. Time to see what they've got in the young guys, eh?

Nope, it's time to see what they've got in Miguel Cairo.
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Re: Mariners release Sexson

Postby MashinSpuds » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:55 pm

Another Blown Save wrote:
MashinSpuds wrote:I thought this was going to happen earlier to coincide with the release of Hatteberg from the Reds. Then the Mariners, who had problems just getting on base aside from Ichiro, Ibanez, and Lopez, could have used the old on-base guy. Now that Hatteberg's been out of the game for a few weeks I don't think that's going to happen. Time to see what they've got in the young guys, eh?

Nope, it's time to see what they've got in Miguel Cairo.

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Re: Mariners release Sexson

Postby acsguitar » Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:20 pm

Maybe he can hit 700 hr's in colorado?
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Re: Mariners release Sexson

Postby Big Pimpin » Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:35 pm

kab21 wrote:When do they release Vidro?

He's the one with the vesting option after all...


Vidro should have been released first. As bad as Sexson has been, Vidro has been significantly worse. In any case, he needs like something unattainable like 650 ABs for his option to vest so he's not going to hit it anyway.
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