Geoff Baker covers the Mariners for The Seattle Times. He provides daily coverage of the team throughout spring training, and during the season.
August 15, 2008 4:37 PM
Posted by Larry Stone
Just talked to Geoff, the maestro of blogs, and he suggested I put this on a separate entry, because it may be getting lost at the bottom of the original Washburn post..
To reiterate, I'm told by a baseball source with knowledge of the Mariners' talks with Minnesota that contrary to what has been written elsewhere, Boof Bonser's name never came up. And also, Nick Blackburn's name was pulled from discussions very early in the process by the Twins, so speculation that the Mariners were asking for Blackburn is also not accurate.
Wish I could tell you which players the two teams DID discuss, but I can't nail that down. I think it's fair to assume that they were trying to get quality talent in return, however.