WB is the classic #25 on a NL team (even though he had a bunch of Seattle years) Plays 7 positions, and can hit lefties a bit. He was a career .280 AVG and .703 OPS vs. lefties. Guys like that, especially if they are + guys in the club house, stick around....deservedly so. Flexibility is a neat thing for a team to have....espeically in the NL where you PH and double sub. -But his signing a year ago was a huge reack....and all about Mac wanting a Pro in the clubhouse. It didn't work out. I would still, given the ability, sub him in for McClendon.
Because of the closely packed weirdness of this season, it might only take 86 wins to make the WC. If 86 is a reasonalbe number...the M's need to go 50-33 the rest of the way (including tonight) to get there. That's .600 ball. The only team in MLB above .600 right now is St. Louis. Even if we only have to get to 84 wins, that still demands a 48-35 run. That is basically what Houston, the best team in the AL, has done during the 1st half. BAsically our chances are pretty low. McClendon isn't doing it.