When are you looking forward to Monday?

Jul 27, 2009, 9:38 AM | Updated: Apr 4, 2011, 7:51 pm

by Mike Salk

After a weekend like that. Awful weekend. Just awful. Mariners get outscored 31-6 by a bad Cleveland team and see their fortunes change in a hurry. With yesterday’s 12-3 loss, the third straight, it looks like the M’s will have to sell at the deadline. That means a lot of attention is on Jarrod Washburn. Geoff Baker in Seattle and Tom Haudricourt in Milwaukee speculate on a possible “Washburn for JJ Hardy” swap. Dave Cameron offers his analysis as well. Shannon Drayer talked to a scout who is not convinced that Washburn will be on the move this trade deadline. My thoughts are in the post below. Steve Kelley takes a shot at Erik Bedard and calls for the Mariners to commence the sell-off. I think we can all agree with Jon Heyman when he says the Mariners might become sellers now.

The Toronto Blue Jays are coming into town and with trade rumors centering around Roy Halladay, Washburn, and Russell Branyan, Seattle could be the center of the trading world. Rob Neyer is liking what he sees in the new Mariner front office. The move to call up Michael Saunders was long overdue in his opinion.

ESPN spotlights the pitching match-up for tonight’s game with Felix Hernandez facing Ricky Romero (the favorite to win rookie of the year honors). A couple ofo ther M’s notes in there as well including Ichiro as a fantastic hitter with two strikes. While the fans and media speculate on trades, the players can’t panic now if they are still going to make a run at the division. Adrian Beltre says that his shoulder feels good and he wants to start playing again. I saw hinm playing catch over the weekend and he looked great. Jim Moore asks if this will be Ken Griffey Jr.’s last year. And with selling time nearly upon us, USSMARINER has it’s weekly look at how the minor leaguers are playing.

Nationally, Hank Aaron is making a case for Pete Rose to be reinstated into the Hall of Fame;it looks like Bud Selig is at least listening. Ricky Henderson and Jim Rice were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Rice was one of my favorite players as a kid so I was happy to see him finally get honored.

Fieldgulls looks at the Deon Butler contract signing.

Brett Farve will be in a Sears commercial making fun of his own indecisiveness. Wacky.

Notes:

-The Mariners were outscored 31-6 this weekend playing the Indians

-Felix Hernandez will try to right the ship (again) for the Mariners

-Ricky Romero walked 10 over 9 2/3 innings in two starts during the Blue Jays’ past home stand, going 1-1 with a 7.45 ERA.

We’ll be following the Washburn rumors all day and updating this blog whenever news hits. For instant updates, follow us on Twitter@ BrockandSalk!

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