The Blue Jays “rolled out the red carpet” for Gil Meche.
Nick Lachey has joined the Tacoma Rainiers ownership group. I’m not sure why everyone wants us to post about this, but let it never be said we’re not about customer service.
Mariners general manager Bill Bavasi said Tuesday, “I wouldn’t say we’re close” to adding the help the club is looking for, and he is perfectly willing to trade if free agency prices the Mariners out.
The bad: Hickey quickly goes into a strange digression about trading for Freddy Garcia. Did the team drop a hint he should pursue it, or is he just speculating?
But in the current environment, it seems Garcia, who has one year left on his contract at about $9 million, is beginning to look good to the Mariners as the pool of free agent pitchers dries up. For one thing, Mariners starter Felix Hernandez idolizes Garcia, a good friend. For another, Garcia was a steady winner during his time in Seattle.
Speculating! Please, speculating!
Also, Garcia was not a steady winner during his time in Seattle. Come on, John, you were around, you know that’s just not true by any reasonable definition of “steady”.