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M’s start house cleaning early


The firing of Ron Hassey (and to a lesser extent Dan Rohn) is one of those moves that forces you to wonder if more moves are on the way.

According to this P-I story, there are more questions about this change than could be answered on Wednesday. Even the people involved who would talk (Rohn) had questions. And the moves were surprising, more in their timings than the moves themselves. Rohn had been in the organization for years, but GM Bill Bavasi decided he wouldn't be back next year, so why not make the move now.

All of this has me shaking my head. What is going on in Seattle? Is this the beginning of an offseason where everyone from Bavasi to Hargrove to the coaches is let go? Could be.

Back to the games, the M's got blasted by Toronto as the M's young pitchers struggled. The M's, with less than 20 games remaining in the season – and in the Bavasi Era? – head for Kansas City.

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