Yu Darvish goes to…..

The Texas Rangers!

yippe-skippy.

The winning bid was $51.7mil …
and the Rangers and Darvish now have 30 days to come to terms on a MLB contract.

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Some M’s news over the past week….

Alex Liddi honored as “ambassador of baseball” in Italy

Liddi was honored recently by the Italania baseball federation — officially known as Federazione Italiana Baseball Softball (FIBS) — in an event that drew a record 800 fans to the season-ending gala at the city’s theater.
FIBS president Riccardo Fraccari called Liddi ”the real ambassador of Italian baseball” after he became the first player from his country to play in the Major Leagues since 1954 and the first-ever who grew up playing strictly in his homeland.

MiLB names Mariners organizational All-Stars…
Starting pitching and outfield depth strong suit in M’s minors

And down under…
Denny Almonte and James McOwen selected to represent Team World in the inaugural Australian Baseball League All Star Game on December 21st in Perth

Various “Welcome Backs”…

  • re-sign Chris Gimenez to a major league deal (just days after non-tendering him)
  • re-sign Guillermo Quiroz (you can never have too much catching)
  • And, an oldy but goody, George (Sherrill)

M’s hit the International Market – sign Dominican SS Angel Yente

And, of course, rumors abound…
Kuroda?
Japanese SS Menenori Kawasaki only wants the Mariners

ST6 | vs. Tribe

M’s 7 | Indians 2

ERIKKKK is BACKKKK…
Starting to get a bit excited re: the possibility of a healthy Erik behind a dominant Felix.  Still crossing all appendages for good measure though.

AND HOW ‘BOUT THOSE BATS?!?
Only EIGHT hits, but getting SEVEN runs from that is pretty efficient.

AND ANOTHER TWO DP’s
Figgins to Kazmar to Kennedy AND Liddi to Kazmar to Gimenez

NEWS AND NOTES