Ask Jamie Moyer what it was like to pitch to Johjima two years ago and maybe you'll understand why he dashed off to Philly. Jeff Weaver's struggles last year could have something to do with who was behind the plate. Joh has struggled with catching in America and handling the Mariners staff. He seems to be learning but you should keep this in mind when evaluating how well Bedard, Felix, et al might do this year. How will Bedard adjust to this guy???
Here's a good column from Art Thiel in this morning's Seattle P-I:http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/baseball/ ... iel05.html
Jeff Weaver has sucked for awhile now, and Jamie Moyer hasn't been much to brag about for several seasons, either -- in fact, in Seattle last year he was pitching right around career average. His WHIP dropped sharply after leaving for Philly, but again, with Johjima he was what he's been his entire career.
It's a good read, and I think Johjima will be fine, playing for a contract; though I can't imagine in Seattle with who they've got coming up.