He's not alone. Seattle was second to last in runs scored, slugging, and OBP -- and on paper they are worse this year, with
"If we can perform up to our capability defensively, it opens up some possibilities," says special assistant
But even if Griffey rediscovers his stroke in Seattle, he will be a huge liability in the field. As
At first, it was for the wrong reasons: The morning first base prospect
The former Mets prospect came to Seattle in the 12-player trade in December that sent Putz to New York. Seattle officials saw Carp as their first baseman in 2010 at the earliest -- but a strong spring has made a 2009 arrival a very real possibility. Seattle is desperate for left-handed power in their lineup, and the 6-foot-2', 205-pound 22-year-old gives them some pop.
No one seems to want the closer's job.