The Mariners begin what promises to be a busy off-season today with a search for a new general manager.
One thing that GM will inherit is nine players under contract for $75.9 million. And that doesn’t include either Felix Hernandez or Erik Bedard, who are arbitration eligible.
It also doesn’t include a left fielder, center fielder, designated hitter or a first baseman who wants to play the position.
Here’s a look at what Seattle has under contract.
|Mariners contracts in 2009|
|Ichiro Suzuki||$17 million|
|Adrian Beltre||$12 million|
|Carlos Silva||$11 million|
|Jarrod Washburn||$10.3 million|
|Miguel Batista||$9 million|
|Kenji Johjima||$8 million|
|J.J. Putz||$5 million|
|Yuniesky Betancourt||$2 million|
|Jose Lopez||$1.6 million|