Hope that everyone had a nice day yesterday - there's a lot to give thanks for.
The Mariners struck while the iron was hot last week and signed Kenji Johjima to a 3 year deal. I like this deal because it gives the team a legitimate starting catcher. I'm hoping that they hang on to Torrealba and give Rivera another season to get ready in AAA.
With Delgado and Thome heading elsewhere, the search for left hand sock continues. No news on the search for starting pitching either - perhaps the Winter Meetings will be the place where further trade/FA action happens.
Lots of speculation concerning a certain fella named Manny this week. Both the P.I. and The Times weigh in on the subject. While he is definitely one of the most awesome offensive forces in baseball, the monetary outlay would make it difficult (if not impossible) for the team to address the pitching issue. Just say no.
Edit: OTOH, if money is no object, then by all means go get him. Manny would not be bothered in the least by playing half his games at Safeco Field.