Yesterday, the Mariners released designated hitter Carl Everett, who "does not believe" in homosexuality or dinosaurs. Now is a good time to look back at the prediction I made for Carl Everett before the season started:
From Dec. 19, 2005
"The Mariners - unlike the Oakland A's - apparently do not look at three year trends when making personnel decisions. If they had, they would see that Carl Everett is player on a steady decline in spite of the fact that he has played left-handed-hitter friendly parks. This is probably one of the reasons why the A's kick our asses every year with half the payroll. My predictions for Carl Everett in 2006: 100 games played, .235, 14 HR, 2 ejections, 3 things said about Ichiro that, upon closer inspection, are incredibly racist, 6 quotes "taken out of context", 1 Texas Rangers fan karate-chopped in the throat, 322 references to himself in the third person."
Carl's actual 2006 numbers:
92 games played, .227, 11 HR. Unfortunately, ESPN.com doesn't keep track of that other stuff, but there was a notable post-game shouting match with the manager.