In today's Times, Bob Finnigan hits the nail on the head with the following quote:
"After removing the three players from the 40-man roster Tuesday, Seattle has now dropped 22 of the 48 players who appeared in games in 2005, including 13 of 27 position players and nine of 21 pitchers."
I usually don't pay much attention to Finny, but with this sentence, he has laid out the one salient item from this offseason that will result in some measure of success for the Mariners in 2006. By purging the remnants of the post-2001 ballclub, Bill Bavasi will ensure that the club will forget it's "losing ways" and go forth with a new attitude. I like it.
More on Friday concerning the Washburn signing and non-tenders.