Originally posted on Seattle Times  |  Last updated 12/20/11
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The non-dealing season continued for the Mariners last night with news they did not land Japanese pitching sensation Yu Darvish in the posting process. Not surprising, since GM Jack Zduriencik said at the winter meetings his priority was to land a veteran starter to help his young rotation and Darvish coming over untested from another country hardly qualified to fit that role. Now, it's possible the Mariners offered a low bid on Darvish with hopes other teams might try to get off cheaper as well. No idea, but it doesn't matter now. So, for now, we continue the Prince Fielder wait as well as for the team to announce other signings like George Sherrill, which, if you saw my tweet yesterday, won't happen for a bit because the routine physicals needed to wrap these deals up usually don't get done until after the holiday period. Anyhow, continuing on our recent theme of looking at the Mariners, their value and what they can actually afford to spend, it's looking more and more like the...
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