This is Jeff Shaw's blog about the Seattle Mariners and writing and politics and whatever else comes to mind.
"In Marines' Way," Sierra Magazine, July/August 2004.
"The Price is Wrong," In These Times, March 31, 2004.
"Out of Burma," Multinational Monitor, Jan-Feb 2004.
"Discover Lost Lake," Bellingham Herald, April 15, 2004.
"Peruse Canyon Lake Creek Forest," Bellingham Herald, April 1, 2004.
Older articles on politics, the outdoors, etc. Poems.
The USS Mariner
Leone For Third
The Safest Blog
Mariner Rumblings and Grumblings
One Hundred Sixteen
Sports and Bremertonians
SoDo Oh No
Cracking the Safe
Nice Guys Finish Third
At Least the Red Sox Have 1918
Sons of Buhner
Dead Reckoning (an M's news blog)
Dave's Mariners Blog
Just Another Mariners Blog
SPORTS NEWS AND BLOGS
Sportsfilter (community sports 'blog)
Talking Points Memo
50 writing tools
Copper Canyon Press
Academy of American Poets
Lannan Audio Archive
Atlantic Audio Anthology
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Missouri Review blog
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"Two U.S. Banks SWIFT To Skirt Burma Sanctions," The NewStandard, March 9, 2004.
"Certifiably Insane? Wood-labeling program less green than it appears," Grist Magazine, Feb. 23, 2004.
"Review of Chalmers Johnson's Seattle Weekly, Feb. 4, 2004.
Sorrows of Empire,"
"A Base Draws Ire, So U.S. Looks to Sea," Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 22, 2004.
"Quietly, Bush Administration Moves to Implement Patriot II,"
The NewStandard, Dec. 30, 2003.
"From Worst to First: Under Pressure, Boise Cascade Agrees to Stop Logging Old Growth Forests," Multinational Monitor, Nov. 2003.
"Bioprospecting: Corporations Profit from Indigenous Genes," In These Times, Nov. 26, 2003.
?Opportunity knocks: under cover of war, the Bush administration pushes for fast track,? IN THESE TIMES, Vol. 25, No. 26, Oct. 26, 2001.
?BC Considers Putting Treaty Process to a Vote,? NATIVE AMERICAS, Vol. 18, No. 2, Summer 2001.
?Granny B: British Columbia Green Party candidate Betty Krawczyk,? IN THESE TIMES, July 9, 2001.
??Free? no more: activist Jeffrey Luers,? IN THESE TIMES, August 6, 2001.
?What goes around: an interview with Chalmers Johnson,? IN THESE TIMES, October 29, 2001.
"Bring the Family to Connelly Creek Nature Area," Bellingham Herald, Feb. 19, 2004.
Trail Report: Shadow of the Sentinels, Bellingham Herald, Feb. 5, 2004.
"A Walk to Racehorse Falls," Bellingham Herald, Jan. 23, 2004.
"Railroad Trail Passes By Scudder Pond," Bellingham Herald, Dec. 25, 2003.
Fall Hikers View Migrating [Mountain Goat] Herds," Bellingham Herald, Nov. 5, 2003.
"Catch the Colors at Chain Lakes," Bellingham Herald, Oct. 30, 2003.
"Break a Sweat on Pine, Cedar Lakes Trail," Bellingham Herald, Oct. 11, 2003.
"Panoramic view; Trail's summit reveals Mounts Baker, Shuksan," Bellingham Herald, Sept 25, 2003.
"High divide; Trail features great views," Bellingham Herald, Sept 22, 2003.
"A word with writer Russell Banks," Bellingham Herald, Oct. 11, 2003.
"The Weakerthans Grow Strong," Z Magazine, Dec. 2003.
"Prayer at the Tomb of My Wife's Grandfather," Arbutus, Summer 2003.
"Memory," Arbutus, Summer 2003.
Thursday, July 08, 2004
Really back this time: And just as I get back into town, it seems like Rich Aurilia's on his way out.
In honor of this, and in in honor of piece author Bob Finnigan's latest lunacy, I thought I'd take this opportunity to revisit arguably Bavasi's worst tandem move thus far: trading Carlos Guillen for nothing and replacing him with Aurilia.
Just take a quick gander at Baseball Prospectus' EqA ratings. Through July 8, Guillen was in the top slot for shortstops, while Aurilia was 13th. In case you're scoring at home, there are 14 teams in the American league.
Lest we forget, Guillen was traded for no value whatsoever. If Ramon Santiago ever becomes a major league starter, it will be because of a plane crash or a trade to the Devil Rays. Bad Young Juan Gonzalez (not to be confused with Bad Old Juan Gonzalez) wasn't even on the Tigers' top-20 prospects list, and if he makes the show, it'll be an upset.
Now, Finnigan reports that Aurilia will be gone within days, released if not traded. Think we'll get any value in return for him?
If not -- and let's be real here, who is going to give up value for a player likely to be released within days? -- then we'll have received essentially zero for the top shortstop in the American League this year.
To invert Finnigan's words: "If last winter's trade of Guillen is any indication, Howard Lincoln made a brutal hire in Bill Bavasi."
posted by Jeff link 9:53 AM [ edit]