Found December 17, 2011 on
The Mariners should be bringing relief pitcher George Sherrill back into the fold nearly four years after he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles in the Erik Bedard swap.
A source confirmed today that the two sides made " a lot of progress last night" towards a one-year, incentive-laden package that could be announced early next week after a routine physical. As of today, the sides were finalizing terms of the agreement.
The Mariners have been looking to bring in a left-handed pitcher, something they've lacked in the bullpen in recent years outside of long relief types. Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik had also stated he was looking to bring in a veteran arm to offset much of the youth-laden relief corps.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson weighs in with his December 16th 2011 State of the Mariners notebook. Who wants to come play with Seattle when they could be making big bucks on the east coast? Felix Hernandez, Miguel Olivo, Franklin Gutierez and Brendan Ryan are all set to take significant raises in 2011, can the M's and Jack Zduriencik afford Prince Fielder?
The Mariners' search for a veteran left-handed reliever apparently has landed on a familiar name, as free agent George Sherrill reportedly agreed to terms with the club on Saturday night.
Danny Ferguson our Seattle Mariners blogger tells us as rough of a year as it was, here are the five top moments of the 2011 Seattle Mariners. Chone Figgins, Luis Rodriguez, Michael Pineda, Milton Bradley, and the Dave Neihaus statue at Safeco Field all make the list. Here's to the 2011 Seattle Mariners memories. Cheers.
Hot News for RP George Sherrill
The Mariners are close to signing left-hander George Sherrill to a one-year deal, reports Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times. Jason Churchill of Prospect Insider first reported that the two sides were close to a deal (on Twitter), saying it's worth $1.1MM plus incentives. The contract is pending a physical, and an announcement could come early next week.
Onetime Mariners reliever George Sherrill is on the verge of reuniting with the club nearly four years after going to Baltimore in the Erik...
After throwing 231 innings and compiling a 3.31 ERA in the independent league ranks between 1999 and 2003, the Seattle Mariners took a chance on left-hander George Sherrill and signed him to a minor-league deal. He promptly broke into the big leagues a year later and served as a core piece of the Mariners’ bullpen for four years before being shipped to Baltimore prior to the 2008...
As first reported by Jason Churchill this afternoon, the Mariners have come to terms with George Sherrill on a one year deal, apparently worth just over $1 million with some incentives that could push the total a bit higher.
The M’s have talked about adding a veteran to the bullpen all winter, and the team was also a bit low on left-handers, so Sherrill checks two boxes on the...
That Mariners have agreed to sign George Sherrill, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com (on Twitter).
Back in June, I wrote a piece suggesting that the Mariners should trade Michael Pineda to Cincinnati for a package of players built around first baseman Yonder Alonso and catcher Yasmani Grandal. Well, today, the Reds made the deal I suggested for perhaps the most similar pitcher in the sport (in terms of results) to Pineda, landing RHP Mat Latos from San Diego in exchange for those...