Checking in at #7 already. The more I read up, it sounds like he'll be getting a push to be a day 1 starter in Center.
.@Mariners extend $15.8M qualifying offer to RHP Hisashi Iwakuma.
Idk how to feel about this.
And to think people are worried with losing a draft pick over the qualifying offer. With our track record of drafting/developing I really do hope they sign a CF that was extended a QO.
Peterson and Jackson, albeit only a year in the system, look like ***. Peterson regressing at a rapid pace.
Or we could trade for a 30 something, oft injured player nearing the end of his career. Seems like the Mariner way.
Manny Acta has a very punchable face, btw.
Checks, Pro probably could give you a better insight on JP.
Had #2 starter potential, but he hasnt been healthy for 2 years now. He started the year very inconsistent with his delivery and accuracy.
I think it's fixable if he can stay on the diamond. Yankees win that deal if it happens
November 12, 2015
Dipoto: "There's a lot of offseason left. I don't anticipate this being the last addition we make to our bullpen."
— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish)
In this case Im ok with a 38 year old pickup. Reliable relief pitcher who wont see too many innings, and fills a major need on the squad. Dipoto said he'll be in the mix for late inning work, along with Bartender and Carson Smith. My thinking is he'll end up being our Closer.
Speaking of Dipoto, caught an interview he had with Brian Kenny yesterday. He said he expects to be very active this offseason, trying to find guys with familiarity/potential within their system. Then hours later he trades for benoit. I'd love to get one more arm in the pen, tho.
Pax isn't going anywhere
Great to hear him developing that 3rd pitch.
Warning to our friends in Seattle: Benoit good reliever, good guy, but you'll fall asleep between pitches (35 seconds, easy. Sometimes 40)
RHP Hisashi Iwakuma declines @Mariners’ $15.8M qualifying offer; he is a free agent. #HotStove
So that's it for Kuma? Surely any M's offer will be below that?