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Mariners offseason shopping list appears to have Willie Bloomquist on it

Post by Darrin Beene / The News Tribune on Dec. 2, 2013 at 10:25 am with 3 Comments »
December 2, 2013 10:26 am

Port Orchard native Willie Bloomquist is reportedly close to rejoining the team that drafted him.

Multiple reports – and the Arizona Republic – today have the Seattle Mariners agreeing to a two-year contract with Bloomquist, the 36-year-old utility player. Bloomquist was a third-round draft pick of the Mariners in 1999. He played for the team from 2002-2008, and has since played with Kansas City, Cincinnati and Arizona.

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports the deal is a two-year contract in the $5 million to $6 million range.

Bloomquist, a lifetime .271 hitter, had a slash line of .317/.360/.367 for the Diamondbacks in 2013 in 139 at-bats with 14 RBI.

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  1. WTraveler says:

    Another cheap has-been. Here e go again. Others are going after the FA’s that are worthwhile and Jack Z is going to be loading up with has beens. Mike Morse, again, anyone?

  2. danooly says:

    Much as I like(d) Willie, hard to believe that he’s part of the cure for what ails this team.

  3. rightwingrick says:

    Someone wake me up when the Mariners make a move that actually might make them more competitive.

    Mariner management has budget room for three $20 million-a-year guys, and they can STILL make money for the owners (through appreciation of team value and the fact that taxpayers paid most of their capital costs by paying for SAFECO field for a private business).

    Too bad most of those same taxpayers can’t afford a ticket, hot dog, and cola for the family. That’s why baseball simply ISN’T “America’s pastime” any more. Most of the citizens who paid for all these ballparks can’t even afford to get into the stadiums.

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