Larry LaRue details the departure of Casey Kotchman, and also discusses the future of Jose Lopez. Good stuff - definitely worth a read.
Adrian Beltre has understandably declined his option with the Red Sox and will test the Free Agent market. Beltre had a great year in 2010 - I wonder if it may be time for the Mariners to think about changes to Safeco Field that would mitigate the RH suppression that it has become known for. Either that or stop signing RH power hitters.
Update: The awesome Jeff Sullivan weighs in on the departure of C.K. Nicely done Jeff. :)