Oh dear God…..what did I just do? The M’s are gonna sign others, right? Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Mariners are out of money?
Probably the biggest bombshell of the week was the news that the Seattle Mariners may be done spending this offseason.
Ken Rosenthal – who has been wishy-washy about the Mariners moves all winter – broke the news.
Let me assure you, the Mariners are not nearing any payroll limit. I revealed what I believe is the Mariners game plan in a post that night (you can see it here). There is no way they brought Robinson Cano to Seattle with the following conversation:
Cano: So, I’d like to come to Seattle and help you win a title. What pieces will you bring in to support me?
Jack Zduriencik: Well, we were thinking about bringing back an injury-riddled center fielder, singing Corey Hart and trading for Logan Morrison.
Cano: (stunned silence) THAT’S AWESOME! LET’S DO IT!
That didn’t happen. JZ probably told Cano and Jay-Z that they would go hard after a trade for David Price, sign Shin-Soo Choo and/or Nelson Cruz and try for Matt Garza or Ervin Santana. Now the odds that they will get none of those is increasing rapidly.
I still think it’s a ploy. Time will tell.