Larry Stone over at The Times provides some news from Marinerville today. In addition to avoiding arbitration with Broussard and Ramirez, the article discusses the $1M gap between the club and J.J. - which may mean that Putz will be the first Mariner player to go to arbitration since Smokey McReefer - uh, I mean Freddy Garcia. Stone also mentions that Greg Dobbs was claimed off waivers by the Phillies, and that the club may yet sign Brian Lawrence. And last but certainly not least, he mentions that Gookie Dawkins will be a NRI at Spring Training - yay!
Update: J.J. signs a 3 year deal - details here.