Mariners Analysis

Monday, December 01, 2008

Surely they offer arbitration to Raul ,right?

How could they possibly spin this if they don't? We don't even offer arbitration to our best hitter because we are afraid he might want to come back? For ONE YEAR?

There is literally zero chance of having a doomsday scenario where the M's get burned. In the unlikely event he accepts, you get your new DH on a one year contract who can be traded at the deadline in a heartbeat

In the event he signs elsewhere, you get draft picks.

An early test for Jack, and would raise immediate concerns if he blows it.