Mariners re-sign Jay Buhner for 1 year, $2
Buhner's career is just about done. Which is
why the Mariners handled the situation correctly. He may have some
pop left and be able to produce, but he may not. So they gave
him a one-year deal. The contract was only worth a base of $2
million, which isn't too much. However, it may be time for the
Mariners to try to fill that position with a younger player who has
more upside in years to come. Most likely he'll spend some
time on the DL and the problem is they can't put him at DH to keep
him healthy as Edgar fills that role. But one-year deals are
never too bad.
TripleSteal Rating Scale:
Grand Slam - A
can't miss move; automatically makes the team
Home Run - A great move;
will help the team now and down the road.
Triple - A good move; plugs
a temporary hole or will help in the future.
Double - An average move;
team will get what they paid for.
Single - A head-scratcher;
could help, but we definitely don't see how.
Out - A panic move; tells
fans "hey, we're trying..."
Double Play - A disaster;
will make fans angry just thinking about it.