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August 15, 2008 4:37 PM

Bonser rumor shot down

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.

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Posted by boofM

4:46 PM, Aug 15, 2008

"Boof" Now is that a baseball name or what?

Posted by Walrus

4:46 PM, Aug 15, 2008

Regardless that the rumor was shot down, is the fact the even Washburn realizes that he is not worth that much...and the Mariner's FO does not.
Further, even Washburn realizes that having a player at lower cost and younger is also better....and from other moves ( Adam Jones trade, Wilkerson, Silva to name a few), the Mariners FO does not have a clue about this either.

Posted by boofM

6:39 PM, Aug 15, 2008

If scottM is really Brett J Miller (or is that Brent J Miller), then who is Brett J Miller (or is that Brent J Miller)?

Posted by Posted by Jeff (Not be confused with Gee-off)

6:48 PM, Aug 15, 2008


Pelekoudas is clearly an idiot.

Dumping Washburn's salary and using that $10 million to get someone (or multiple someones) more talented in the off-season does add talent to the Mariners.

However, Pelekoudas is merely trying to win himself a job by doing something flashy, meanwhile handcuffing the Mariners for the future.


Posted by boofM

6:52 PM, Aug 15, 2008

Does Brett or Brent equal CS?

Posted by boofM

6:58 PM, Aug 15, 2008

scottM = Boone Brothers

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