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Josh Reddick Has Been the Anti-Willie Bloomquist

A short while ago, I published a Willie Bloomquist career retrospective you might have seen. But, I know you’re probably tired of reading Willie Bloomquist career retrospectives. Ever since Bloomquist announced his retirement late last week, the Internet has been dominated by Willie Bloomquist career retrospectives. When I navigate over to Google News, all I see filling every individual...
Via Fangraphs
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Willie Bloomquist Was a Lot of Things

Retirement announcements are seldom surprising, because even from the outside it’s pretty simple to tell when a player has outlived his utility. Willie Bloomquist is 38, now, and after spending the offseason making up his mind, he tweeted the following last Friday: Make your last swing your BEST swing. Farewell @MLB. Thank you for 14 amazing seasons. It’s been an incredible...
Via Fangraphs
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Bloomquist out, Taylor in

Willie Bloomquist spent more than half his career with the Seattle Mariners On Thursday, the Seattle Mariners designated utilityman Willie Bloomquist for assignment and recalled shortstop Chris Taylor from AAA Tacoma to replace him. Bloomquist was drafted twice by the Mariners and has played two separate stints with the ball club. Bloomquist, who spent the majority of his career...
Via isportsweb.com
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The Willie Bloomquist era is over in Seattle

On Thursday, the Seattle Mariners officially cut ties with infielder Willie Bloomquist.  The rumors began last night when word broke that the Mariners were going to promote shortstop Chris Taylor from Triple-A Tacoma. Considering Seattle's roster issues, Bloomquist's continued presence did seem a bit odd in the context of what he offered the club as a bench player.  Bloomquist...
Via FOX Sports
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Swiss Army Utility Player, Willie Bloomquist DFA’ed, Youngster Chris Taylor gets the Call

Journeyman utility player, Willie Bloomquist has been designated for assignment. This most likely marks the end of the Port Orchard native’s career in the Pacific Northwest. From 2002-2008, Bloomquist was one of the more beloved players by fans. He consistently embodied the term “scrappy player,” by making the most of every opportunity he got on the field in his role as...
Via Seattle Side Up!
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Mariners cut ties with Willie Bloomquist?

At age 37, Willie Bloomquist is at a crossroads in his Major League career. Employed by the Seattle Mariners, Bloomquist rarely plays these days (he's appeared in just 15 games so far this season), and he primarily plays a position (shortstop) at which the Mariners are very deep. As Lookout Landing suggested in a new piece, it might be time for the Mariners to cut ties with Bloomquist...
Via FOX Sports
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle's Bloomquist out for the season

SEATTLE (AP) Willie Bloomquist will miss the rest of the season for the Seattle Mariners after undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee. Bloomquist underwent the surgery on Friday morning. Manager Lloyd McClendon said Bloomquist will be on crutches for the next six to eight weeks, but should be available for spring training. Bloomquist was injured running out an RBI groundout...
Via Associated Press
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners' Bloomquist to have knee surgery

SEATTLE (AP) Mariners utilityman Willie Bloomquist is scheduled for arthroscopic right knee surgery on Friday. Bloomquist is unsure how he suffered the injury. He first felt discomfort on July 23 and was placed on the 15-day disabled list the next day with what was referred to as a bruised knee. The decision was made to go ahead with surgery after seeking a second opinion Thursday...
Via Associated Press
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

AP Source: Mariners set to sign Willie Bloomquist

A baseball official with knowledge of the deal says the Seattle Mariners are on the verge of bringing back utility man Willie Bloomquist. The person spoke on condition of anonymity on Monday because the deal is still pending a physical expected to take place later this week. Bloomquist is the Mariners' first offseason signing and provides them a utility player who can play both...
Via Associated Press
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Mariners sign super-sub Willie Bloomquist

Just hit the snooze button M’s fans So I awoke late on Monday from my self-induced turkey coma to the new that Mariners General Manager Jack Zduriencik has made his first offseason move in prelude of the 2014 Seattle Mariners campaign. The Mariners have signed utility infielder Willie Bloomquist.  Whoopty doo! If you are sensing sarcasm in my words you would be correct.  But...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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