ESPN is reporting that the Mariner’s have fired manager Bob Melvin. It’s not his fault that the team was so awful this year, but he certainly didn’t make the most of the situation. My totally unscientific seat-of-the-pants estimate is that he cost the team a good 5 or 10 games this season. A quick tip for his successor: if you’re playing a double-header, don’t use every single pitcher in the bullpen during the first game. And remember: only play for one one run if one run will win you the game.
If only Bavasi and Lincoln would follow him out the door, then we’d really be getting somewhere.