The Mariners Insider blog of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that the Mariners have offered Raul Ibanez arbitration and will be hiring Ty Van Burkleo as bench coach and Lee Tinsley as first base coach. The pitching related coaches, which we've already known about, should be announced tomorrow. Hickey confirms it at the P-I, but Baker's a little slow on the Raul part.
Good for the M's. They now should have four picks in the first two rounds of next year's draft, possibly five depending on whether or not Fields ever comes down to slot.