NWSB insider and Mariners blogger Jon Irwin reports on the Seattle Mariners big Wednesday. After a few bumps in the road, the Mariners officially finalized King Felix’s new contract extension. That big news slightly overshadowed the news that the Mariners have traded Shawn Kelley to the Yankees for prospect Abraham Almonte.
NWSB Insider Steve Lee talks about where Jason Bay, once one of baseball’s best players, may end up next season. With the New York Mets front office coming to terms with Jason Bay last week as to a buyout that will pay Bay the guaranteed remainder of his $66 million contract ($21 million this year), Bay must now find himself a new zip code, or even a postal code for that matter, if he wants to play next season.
Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson debunks they rumors that the M’s are looking to trade away King Felix Hernandez. If we’re talking about a Curtis Granderson, Robinson Cano, and Mark Texeria trade there may be more of a stirring. Despite all the speculation to the contrary the Mariners are not considering, and will not consider trading Felix.
NWSB insider Matt Larkin explains how the Seattle Mariners are looking to pursue Grady Sizemore. Would it be a good move to make for the Mariners? The bigger concern with Sizemore: he’s a Seattle boy, born and raised. That means that the Mariners might be tempted to sign him.