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adid727
03-23-2012, 03:19 PM
There are many reasons why the mariners are one of the worst teams in baseball. Here is another one. Shawn camp who had a 0.97 era in September of last year for the jays, and 2.16 era this year in spring training, he was released! and the funny part is that he was signed to a 750,000 usd contract this winter!
What did they expect? a 0 era? this is an example of an organization that does not know what it is doing. Here is the full article:


Shawn Camp didn’t arrive in Tokyo with the Seattle Mariners on Thursday and it had nothing to do with an injury or personal matter.

The former Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher was released earlier this week, six weeks after the Mariners signed the 36-year-old free agent to a one-year contract worth $750,000 US.

Camp had a 0.93 earned-run average in September for the Jays, and carried over his strong pitching this spring with a 2.16 ERA over 8 1/3 innings.

“Shawn is going to be in the big leagues with somebody," Mariners manager Eric Wedge told Seattle reporters. "Ultimately, when you talk about the options we have and the depth we have and the way these kids have stepped up a little bit quicker than we anticipated, that's where we are."

Last season, Camp led Toronto with 67 appearances and had a 6-3 record with a 4.21 ERA.

He had been with the Blue Jays since 2008 and has appeared in 432 games all in relief, with Kansas City, Tampa Bay and Toronto.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/mlb/story/2012/03/23/sp-mlb-shawn-camp-mariners-release-spring-training.html

Dol-Fan
03-23-2012, 03:21 PM
So? he stinks. if I was given the choice of having Shawn Camp or not having Shawn Camp, I'd choose the latter 10 times out of 10.

StealingSigns
03-23-2012, 03:23 PM
Either they are really, really dumb, or their prospects are on fire.

StealingSigns
03-23-2012, 03:24 PM
So? he stinks. if I was given the choice of having Shawn Camp or not having Shawn Camp, I'd choose the latter 10 times out of 10.

Lol! Apparently not a fan! :D

the_jon
03-23-2012, 03:24 PM
Either they are really, really dumb, or their prospects are on fire.
Probably both.

adid727
03-23-2012, 03:25 PM
So? he stinks. if I was given the choice of having Shawn Camp or not having Shawn Camp, I'd choose the latter 10 times out of 10.

Yes, but you don't decide that he stinks six weeks after signing him to a 750,000 dollar contract. He did do well in September and so far this spring training.

the_jon
03-23-2012, 03:26 PM
Shawn Camps not bad, he's not great. Just a solid arm that should give you some good innings out of the pen. Somebody will make use of him.

Dol-Fan
03-23-2012, 03:30 PM
Lol! Apparently not a fan! :D

He was one of those guys that just irked me. We've all been there.


Yes, but you don't decide that he stinks six weeks after signing him to a 750,000 dollar contract. He did do well in September and so far this spring training.

:shrug: they made a mistake and corrected it 6 weeks later

wagnall
03-23-2012, 03:40 PM
Either they are really, really dumb, or their prospects are on fire.



Agree with Jon, probably both. Does he get to keep the 750K. :)

2009mvp
03-23-2012, 03:46 PM
This is hilarious. You guys are ripping a rebuilding organization for releasing a 36 year old mediocre-at-best middle reliever? Cmon! And no, they don't owe him 750k. Just like Hong Chi-Kuo he was signed to a non-guaranteed big league deal. He gets some cash for showing up and throwing a handful of innings, but nothing crippling and not enough to justify carrying him over a younger arm that could potentially be far more valuable long term to them than Camp would be.

adid727
03-23-2012, 03:46 PM
Agree with Jon, probably both. Does he get to keep the 750K. :)

ok nevermind its not guaranteed

Dol-Fan
03-23-2012, 03:53 PM
This is hilarious. You guys are ripping a rebuilding organization for releasing a 36 year old mediocre-at-best middle reliever? Cmon! And no, they don't owe him 750k. Just like Hong Chi-Kuo he was signed to a non-guaranteed big league deal. He gets some cash for showing up and throwing a handful of innings, but nothing crippling and not enough to justify carrying him over a younger arm that could potentially be far more valuable long term to them than Camp would be.

and here is the logic behind my earlier comments.

Halladay
03-23-2012, 04:28 PM
Not really sure what the big deal is. Camps just not very good. I'm sure someone with a horrible pen will pick him up. Guys get released all the time.

StealingSigns
03-23-2012, 04:35 PM
**** we need the regular season to start, we are running out of real stuff to discuss! 22 active users viewing this thread lol

wagnall
03-23-2012, 04:44 PM
**** we need the regular season to start, we are running out of real stuff to discuss! 22 active users viewing this thread lol



Got that friggen right. Next 2 weeks will feel like a month. :)

Jamiecballer
03-23-2012, 04:47 PM
holy crap i totally forgot about this guy. i thought he was still ours.

BlueJayFanDan
03-24-2012, 03:41 AM
I know people hate him, but if our bullpen wasn't as good as it is now, I would take him back in a heartbeat.

Big Hurt
03-24-2012, 10:43 AM
Stretch him out and have him start every 5th day...bye bye Cecil

AA09-?
03-27-2012, 09:15 AM
Maybe he didn't fit into their plans....rightfully or wrongfully they have their reasons, I'm sure.

Krylian
03-27-2012, 09:44 AM
I got nervous every time he came into a game. I want my pitchers to give me a sense of confidence. Camp does not do that.

craigerlee
03-27-2012, 09:57 AM
So? he stinks. if I was given the choice of having Shawn Camp or not having Shawn Camp, I'd choose the latter 10 times out of 10.

The guys very tough against righties surely that alone would of gotten him a spot in the pen. I think the reason you don't want Shawn Camp so much is cause Farrell threw him out there too often against lefties last year where he got killed. I don't know who the Mariners have in the pen, but I would of thought a guy that's very good at getting righties out would be useful to them. No big deal I guess its a situational reliever.

Krylian
03-27-2012, 11:22 AM
Signs a minor league deal with the Cubs.

Thank GOD!

darth helmet
03-27-2012, 12:22 PM
He was one of those guys that just irked me. We've all been there.


I've never had any problems with Camp, I've always thought of him as a serviceable pitcher and a good fit for any team in need of relief pitching.

I do however get what you're saying though. That was always Brian Tallet for me when he was here. I wanted to punch babies whenever he took the mound.

Bob_at_york
03-28-2012, 11:33 AM
I am sure he will catch on somewhere else. I think he is a useful arm in the pen.

AA09-?
03-28-2012, 11:38 AM
I am sure he will catch on somewhere else. I think he is a useful arm in the pen.

I definitely agree. He could be very good in the NL.