The Seattle Mariners signed former Brewers player Eric Farris during the Minor League portion of Rule 5 talks ©Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports 9/2/2012

At Bat This Morning: Seattle Mariners News for December 11, 2012

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The Seattle Mariners are still waiting to watch what other teams do before pouncing on hot prospects. Meanwhile, FanFest tickets are now on sale, a baseball great passed over the weekend, and Jason Bay is finding himself the center of media attention.

  • P.J. Carey, Manager of Minor League teams, including one within the Mariners’ organization in 1988, passed away Saturday after a long battle with prostate cancer.
  • Zduriencik believes that while the Mariners did not make any deals at the winter meetings, this annual MLB gathering helped to set a foundation for the Mariners’ team-building efforts.
  • In case you missed it, Seattle snatched up Eric Farris on December 6th in the Triple-A portion of Rule 5.
  • The Kansas City Royals, firm on a no-trade policy with the Seattle Mariners, traded Wil Meyers, Jake Odorizzi, Patrick Leonard, and Mike Montgomery to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for James Shields and Wade Davis.
  • Designated Hitter Edgar Martinez is a candidate on the National Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot for the fourth year in a row.
  • Rumors that the Seattle Mariners are Josh Hamilton’s logical choice are still circulating, but the free agent hasn’t signed yet.
  • Mariners management announce the 2013 minor league coaching staff
  • MLB.com hosts an auction and raises more than $150,000 for non-profit group Stand Up To Cancer.
  • Tickets for the 15th annual Seattle Mariners FanFest at Safeco Field went on sale: Adults $10; kids 14 and under gain free admission.

So, there you have it. The news as of this morning. What do you think will happen with the Mariners’ team building efforts? Are you voting for Edgar Martinez for the baseball hall of fame? Will you be attending FanFest? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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