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Why is Blalock up over the guy who has greatly contributed to the downfall of the career of Papelbon?
Why is Blalock over Joyce? Why do we have 3 catchers?
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I hope that walk taught you something. And oh my god, Kelly Shoppach can hit homers?!
Ended with a triple away from the cycle. Surprised you didn't mention Upton homering.
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The Mariners don't want any of the 23423512 relief pitchers in your system.
There's Brennan Boesch, Jacob Turner, Casey Crosby, Giovanni Soto, Andrew Oliver and Charlie Furbush as trading pieces.
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There's Brennan Boesch, Jacob Turner, Casey Crosby, Giovanni Soto, Andrew Oliver and Charlie Furbush as trading pieces.
None of those are Wilson Ramos, therefore I am pretty confident.
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None of those are Wilson Ramos, therefore I am pretty confident.
Turner's a better prospect than the overrated Ramos. The Mariners should make the Twins part with Aaron Hicks.
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None of those are Wilson Ramos, therefore I am pretty confident.
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None of those are Wilson Ramos, therefore I am pretty confident.
Jacob Turner has a much higher ceiling than Wilson Ramos, and probably has just as much value if not more than Ramos.
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Turner's a better prospect than the overrated Ramos. The Mariners should make the Twins part with Aaron Hicks.

The Mariners need a catcher badly.
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I like Ramos, yo, but he's not as good as you think he is. He's a solid defensive catcher with some power, but he doesn't draw walks and is slower than death on the bases. Turner is a potential No. 1 starter, although Ramos is much further along in his development, I'd probably rather have Turner in my system.
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I honestly don't know much about Turner, I just brought up Ramos because that's been the rumor out there.
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Avila is a better player/prospect than Ramos is, although I really doubt Dombrowski would include him in a deal for Lee.
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No one really wants the Tigers' trash prospects. It will be the Mets who get raped for Cliff Lee.
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Worst announcer in sports by a long shot, imo. I often wonder how anyone ever thought it was a good idea to make that man GM of a team, let alone announcer.

It makes me hate Sox fans so much more because they are the only people in the world that think he's good. Most even think he's one of the best. I mean hey, I'm a Cubs fan through and through, but guys like Santo and Harry Caray were pretty terrible. Stupidly entertaining and I love them, but they weren't good. haha
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Brendan Harris to AAA!!!!! YES!!!!
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Lots of rumors flying around that Seattle and Minnesota have had serious talks on Lee/low level minor leaguer for Ramos/Duensing/low level minor leaguer. Ramos just strained a quad and is out for 7 days, so he would have to return in order to be traded.
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Really want Minny to get Lee. Let us trade for Haren or no one.
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Lots of rumors flying around that Seattle and Minnesota have had serious talks on Lee/low level minor leaguer for Ramos/Duensing/low level minor leaguer. Ramos just strained a quad and is out for 7 days, so he would have to return in order to be traded.
That trade blows for Seattle.
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That trade blows for Seattle.
I agree... Twins beat writer has been pretty consistent in his reports that the Twins and Mariners have been talking for awhile.

That said, Ramos should be a pretty solid major league catcher, a plus defender with the ability to dump in 10-20 homers. Duensing also could probably start, and we are starting to stretch him out, either to replace Blackburn or to showcase him to Seattle. Even if Duensing can't start, he's been extremely reliable out of the bullpen and there's no reason why he can't be a very, very solid lefty out of the bullpen for years to come. It depends on who the low level guy is, maybe someone like Adrian Salcedo, who is one of our better young arms next to Gibson and Gutierrez.
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