As of earlier today, we’ve added Ryan Garko to the roster, and subtracted poor little Gaby Hernandez. I heard about it in the car, but have no idea what to think. Even after reading both the USS Mariner and Lookout Landing articles, I still have no idea what to think. We are now eyeball-deep in bats, so things could, indeed, be worse; though, like Jeff Sullivan says, if this means a loss of Ryan Langerhans, it will take a while to grow on me. I’ll reserve complaint until later (though honestly, I really hate even the concept of feeling in any way negatively towards this lovely, marvelous group of baseball players and their front office), and just say welcome to Seattle, Mr Garko.
I don’t know that I so much enjoy the idea of going with a smaller bullpen, but that’s just my discomfort with the closeness of some games last year. It seems there are a lot more injury issues to be watched out for now, because while everyone we have acquired up to this point came with great upside, there are also Erik Bedard-like warning stickers on pretty much all of them. I’d love to believe that everyone will stay healthy, but I know that it’s not a realistic way to think. Boo.