Another week has passed in Mariner Land without any real news. The local papers and the blogosphere are full of speculation and rumors, but nothing has materialized so far. I suspect that by this time next week a few of the pieces will have fallen into place.
We did learn that Ichiro! will play for Japan in the World Baseball Classic and will consequently be a scare commodity at ST. In light of his remarks published earlier, this may be fortuitous.