Sunday, March 9, 2008

Poll Results: Bedard/Felix, Morrow/Aumont

posted by Jon

Poll question #1: Who will have more wins this season?

Erik Bedard - 66%
Felix Hernandez - 33%

This poll ran a while ago, but I'm just getting around to it. There is no right answer, as either guy could be a 20 game winner this year. Most projections I've seen have King Felix winning more, taking pitching matchups into consideration. I can't remember who I voted for, but I really hope the two can develop a friendly rivalry where they both push each other.

Poll question #2: Who is more likely to be in the Seattle Mariners starting rotation in 2010?

Brandon Morrow - 68%
Phillipe Aumont - 31%

If Brandon Morrow becomes Seattle's most reliable bullpen arm, will Seattle be able to convert him once a rotation spot opens up in 2010? I think Morrow has the best chance at being in the 2010 rotation if he sneaks his way in during the 2008 or 2009 seasons, either by trade or injury. It will also depend on who Seattle can develop or acquire between then and now.

Aumont will really have to impress to make it up by 2010. He's showed some great stuff during this Spring Training, but there are inconsistencies in his mechanics that some scouts think could take a while to stabilize. There are some other great pitchers in the minors, such as Juan Ramirez, that could allow Seattle to take their time with Aumont.

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