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Wednesday, June 07, 2006


Humility, Thy Name is USS Mariner

Dave Cameron posited an explanation for the M's refusal to draft Andrew Miller (because he wanted too much money to sign, and there is pressure from other owners not to go over the standard "slot" bonus for draftees). Here was the first comment to the post (ya gotta hop to it when you see disdainful comments on the good ship Mariner, as they tend to get washed overboard):


It's possible that the Mariners scouts simply did not agree with your assessment of the relative merits Miller and Morrow. I’d imagine they’d seen Miller as often as you, and Morrow considerably more often.

You don't need to invent Machiavellian shenanigans or speculate about financial motivations if you're prepared to accept that your opinion is simply one opinion, and might not be the considered opinion of professional scouts. For example, ChadBradfordWannabe, a baseball primer poster and minor league pitcher says of Miller:

"On the MLB scouting video he's 88-90, so I don’t know where the 97's that he has put up come from. Again, hope I'm wrong."


And here is Cameron's response:


It's possible that the Mariners scouts simply did not agree with your assessment of the relative merits Miller and Morrow. I'd imagine they'd seen Miller as often as you, and Morrow considerably more often.

No, its not.


The guys at USS Mariner have lots of good traits, but dealing with criticism isn't one of them.


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