The Mariners declined their 2005 option on Eddie Guardado today. I’ve already gotten a couple of emails wondering why the team doesn’t want him back; relax, he’ll be a Mariner next year. We’ve been telling you the team would do this for two months. There’s no way Guardado gets $4.5 million on the open market. I’d be surprised if it took him more than a couple of days to pick up his player option.