Times reports Washburn deal is done pending physical

Jeff · December 16, 2005 at 10:44 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

I am refusing to post the link, because I refuse to believe that this is happening. If I refuse to acknowledge what Derek just called “the worst offseason [he] can remember any team having in recent memory,” it is not real. We can have a fun gathering tomorrow night, and we will all be just soggy with effervescence and good cheer.

I am happy in my happy place.


57 Responses to “Times reports Washburn deal is done pending physical”

  1. Brendan on December 17th, 2005 6:13 am

    I’d say to make my weekend complete Bill Bavasi will somehow take and fail my last final for me and then come to my room with a baseball bat and break my shit. He’ll also pee in the room, I’d imagine.

  2. JOHNB on December 17th, 2005 6:54 am

    The people over at Inside The Park love the move. Go figure!

  3. msb on December 17th, 2005 8:52 am

    #31– wow! two off-seasons in a row where Steve noticed what was going on– must be a record. AND it only adds to my unease about the off-season that I actually agree with Steve Kelley about something.

    Last year, you may recall, he made the bold statement that the Mariners had to spend money in the off-season (“Let’s be realists. There’s a better chance of Mount Rainier erupting than the Mariners signing either center fielder Carlos Beltran or third baseman Adrian Beltre … At first base, I’d take Carlos Delgado over Richie Sexson. Both come with health questions … Cory Koskie is a good, realistic choice at third base. He can hit .260 with 25-to-30 home runs and 70-to-85 RBI. And he’s good in the clubhouse.”)

    It was also last year when he wrote two columns that the Ms had to do something — a big change from previous years where he boldly stepped out with columns about the proposed Alex/Boston deal, the ‘new’ Melvin, Spiezio & his band, Rob Ramsay, the Melvin hire (”born to do it”), Bryan Price, a Jan. ’03 column lamenting the fact they didn’t sign Colon, Contreras or Paul Wilson to shore up the staff, a 116 game-love column, a ’shame on the Jays for hiring Ricciardi’ piece, a Buhner retirement piece, more on 116 wins, columns on Boone & Shige…

  4. lefty on December 17th, 2005 9:32 am

    Being a Mariner’s fan this offseason is somewhat like the hair removal scene in “40 Year Old Virgin”, I just keep seeing things that make me yell random curses “Kelly Clarkson!!!!”

    Why so much money? Why so many years? Why Arroyo? Why are you bringing back the teal on the BP jerseys? Everett… say it ain’t SoDo?

    Maybe it is our seamnship connection, but I think we are becoming the big payroll version of the Cam Bonifay Pirates. Where every signing was based on a very limited scope of logic. Kevin Young, 1 decent year, let’s sign him to a multi year deal with hopes that he will maintain or improve. Derek Bell, he’s a proven winner, let’s put Craig Wilson on the bench.

  5. chris on December 17th, 2005 9:45 am

    Just like Adrian Beltre was the best signing off the off season last year, right guys?

  6. Terry Benish on December 17th, 2005 11:41 am

    “Add it up, and Bavasi lucked into Johjima because of the team’s Japan connections and made a bunch of other mediocre to terrible decisions…”

    Derek I think this is very accurate and on point…The downside which is maybe not so apparent is that Johjima’s jury is still out…I’ve read that his footwork in throwing needs to be fixed and his armstrength is average. None of which we’ll know the validity of, until we see him play and adjust to this level of baseball.

    The past two years and this off season has taken on the aspects of two movies, “Groundhog Day” and “Major League”…

    There is the suggestion that BB does not rely so much on scouts nor stats in formulating his acquisitions so much as whether the player played for someone that touched his life at some point in his past with the Dodges or Angels. No one thinks Everett or Washburn are top line or even average players. Not scouts or sabremetricians.


  7. jarrod washburn on December 19th, 2005 1:11 pm

    Why are you guys ripping me up I am worth $40 million. That aint that much.