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y2j2785
12-16-2005, 05:26 PM
From Rotoworld.com


The Mariners are close to signing Jarrod Washburn to a four-year deal worth $36 million-$38 million, CBS Sportsline.com reports.
An awful lot of money. A healthy Washburn might be worth it, but this is someone who has averaged 163 1/3 innings the last two years. This would take the Mariners out of the hunt for Kevin Millwood. They still might be interested in acquiring Matt Clement or Bronson Arroyo from Boston. Gil Meche is likely to be non-tendered, and Joel Pineiro could be moved for offense

SoxSpeed22
12-16-2005, 07:01 PM
Good signing. But they continue to get older. Millwood now has an unbelievable amount of leverage. Good luck signing him.

Ol' No. 2
12-16-2005, 07:24 PM
Good signing. But they continue to get older. Millwood now has an unbelievable amount of leverage. Good luck signing him.With every FA pitcher signing, Kenny's leverage goes up too.:smile:

SoxSpeed22
12-16-2005, 07:29 PM
With every FA pitcher signing, Kenny's leverage goes up too.:smile:Also true.

munchman33
12-17-2005, 10:51 AM
Good signing. But they continue to get older. Millwood now has an unbelievable amount of leverage. Good luck signing him.

What leverage? Teams have budgets. And the Mariners were the only team listening to Boras' ridiculous 5 year demand for Millwood. Congratulations Boras. You've earned you client a third straight 1-year deal.

The thing that sucks most about this is Millwood is likely to accept arbitration from Cleveland now.

MHOUSE
12-18-2005, 02:19 PM
I think this signing will have about as much affect as the Beltre/Sexson signings of a year ago. Moyer is solid, but also over 40 and could fall apart any time. Besides the two of them and a 19-year old, they rotation is largely unproven. Franklin, Meche, and Piniero have all failed to live up to expectations and the first two are likely to be non-tendered. This doesn't make the Mariners look much better overall to me.