Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 6/1/12
Time for a new era… or at least a new ERA The sports world was all a buzz about the Seattle Mariners monster offensive effort against the Texas Rangers.  While everyone in the clubhouse had to feel great coming off the field that night, former high school teacher Steve Delabar ended the game by being optioned to AAA. Delabar has a strong arm, there is no doubt about that.  While the velocity is high, the movement on his pitches is low.  The result over his 25 appearances this season is a 5.18 ERA while giving up 7 home runs.  The Mariners were willing to give the hard throwing right hander a chance to develop.  Unfortunately his time in the big leagues has run out. Delabar to Tacoma, Pryor to the bigs. Per Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times… Make no mistake: Pryor is not up here as a reward for a job well done. He’s here because the Mariners have a bullpen problem and he’s their best internal solution. Here is what that all means to the 2012 M’s, and their bullpen: 1.  Faith The Ma...
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