Note To Lee
Jarrod Washburn confirmed that he was told today that he’s been claimed on waivers. This gives the M’s some amount of time between now and Friday (depending on when he was claimed) to work out a deal with the claiming team or pull him back off waivers.
Mr. Pelekoudas, if Jarrod Washburn is pulled back off waivers and is still wearing a Mariner uniform this weekend, we’re going to riot. You have just been given a gift of freedom from one of the many lousy contracts and players your predecessor stuck this franchise with, and it’s time to just cut bait. Let him go. If you can convince another GM to give you something for him, great, we’ll throw a parade for you, but if you fail to capitalize on this gift, your tenure as a GM will be viewed as a failure.
The Mariners don’t need Jarrod Washburn and shouldn’t want Jarrod Washburn. Ridding Seattle of him and his contract is addition by subtraction, and not having him on the team anymore is more than enough incentive to make the deal.
Jarrod Washburn better not be a Mariner on Friday night. Don’t screw this up.