There’s a note in the latest Peter Gammons column that I want to clarify:
In Wally Backman, we’ve had the first embarrassment for the new Arizona ownership. Next, Richie Sexson is expected to move to Seattle.
No mention of who expects Sexson to move to Seattle, but I’ll tell you that it isn’t the M’s front office. He’s not even their top choice at first base, and they’re very unlikely to guarantee him all three years of the contract he’s seeking. Things could fall into place that would lead to Sexson being a Mariner next spring, but to say that it should be “expected” is a vast overstatement.