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The Tacoma News-Tribune catches up with Lou Piniella and gets him reminiscing about his says in Seattle:

“We had Randy (Johnson), Junior, Alex (Rodriguez), Edgar (Martinez), (Jay) Buhner to name a few. That’s a pretty impressive array of talent,” Piniella said, adding quickly: “I didn’t screw it up.”


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Rob
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Rob

And you could have had Lowe and Varitek, too.

Jason @ IIATMS
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Jason @ IIATMS

“I didn’t win, either”

lar
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lar
Probably a smart thing for Lou to say, since a lot of people seem to think that something went wrong with that group. But that’s a misconception, I think. As USS Mariner points out, there really was only 1 or 1.5 years where those three greats – A-rod, Griffey, and Johnson – played together, and they did rather well that year. They lost in the playoffs, but that happens sometimes. I took a look at that team on wezen-ball a few weeks ago, and it obviously was fantastic. But, honestly, it probably wasn’t the best young group of guys ever.… Read more »
Wooden U. Lykteneau
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Wooden U. Lykteneau

They still beat the Yank-mes in ‘95.

Travis M. Nelson
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Travis M. Nelson
It’s easy to throw out a handful of recognizable names and say that they should have won more.  heck, in Lou’s defense, he did win: 3 division titles and a WC in 10 years, plus a 93-win season in which they finished 3rd.  Considering that (after Randy) they didn’t have any pitching at all until late in the decade, it’s amazing that they managed that run in the 1995 playoffs.  But an argument can be made, based solely on correlation, that he *did* screw it up: By leaving.  His forcing a “trade” to Tampa Bay brought an end to Seattle’s… Read more »
Dan
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Dan

They had a solid bullpen too with Jeff Nelson and Norm Charleton…

mkd
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mkd

Just one more bat…all he needed was one more bat…

*sigh*

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