cordscords wrote:I think he can do well there. Seattle was not a good fit for him.
The Mariners also got a solid prospect in Tug Hulett. He knows how to get on base.
In addition a lot of teams should be hot after Otsuka.
Actually Seattle could have been a great fit for him. He actually fits Safeco very well. The M's just never gave him much of an opportunity. They've got a big crappy albatross who can't make contact blocking him at first and a slow crappy powerless albatross blocking him at DH. And Ben shouldn't be in the OF. I would much rather have Ben at 1B over Sexson or at DH over Vidro but our FO is inept so this isn't that surprising.
Tug Hulett may "know how to get on base" but you're talking about a guy who, if all goes perfectly, might possibly one day be a utility infielder. I don't know that I'd consider him a solid prospect. Anyway, this was a case of the M's not wanting to pay Broussard to be a backup and deciding to try to get something for him. There just wasn't much of a market for him because everyone knew he'd be non-tendered if they didn't deal him.
But hey, they re-signed HoRam.
Stupid frickin Bavasi.