Mariners: No News Is Good News?

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Another week has gone by and the Seattle Mariners have failed to make any noise on the free agent or trade front. It has a lot of Mariners fans nervous.

Nervous that the report that leaked a few weeks ago about the Mariners being out of money may actually be true. I still say it’s a load of hogwash – I want that word to make a comeback – but I can see the concerns.

To say that the Mariners have been quiet this past week would be like saying that the Pope is a Catholic. Doesn’t really quite describe it.

Now, it was Christmas this past Wednesday and a lot of staffers break for the holiday. With it being mid-week, it’s possible that many teams sent their people home for the week. With the new year just around the corner, maybe we sill start seeing some action.

Here, as best as I can, is a wrap of what DID happen this week and what is rumored to be in the works."Aug

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  • maqman

    Nelson Cruz, RF, free agent — Cruz remains the best available free agent among position players, but his demand of four years at $75 million has turned off teams. While other PED guys such as Jhonny Peralta are still getting top dollar, Cruz, who more relies on his power, is of greater concern for teams who feel that being off the stuff could lessen his power numbers. “The feeling is Peralta is more of a pure hitter than a power hitter, and less risky,” said a National League GM. “Cruz hits for more power. Someone will sign him and take the chance, but Melky Cabrera is always in the back of your mind.” The Blue Jays last year signed Cabrera to a two-year deal after his PED suspension, and his game — which was hitting and not power — went south as injuries began to crop up. Source: Nick Cafardo at the Boston Globe

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