My "contract" prohibits me from too much cross posting, but I haven't seen anyone else take note of the press release over at the Mariners site. The affiliations through 2010 are set, with the M's retaining Tacoma, West Tennessee, High Deset, Everett, and Pulaski and moving their Midwest League affiliate from Wisconsin to Clinton as the Brewers have come to town looking to take advantage of the Appleton location. The Mariners were affiliated with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers/Appleton Foxes for sixteen years.
The High Desert move may seem a little curious for some, but there has been heavy discussion of moving two California League affiliates to the Carolina League in the near future and Bakersfield has been chosen as one candidate with High Desert looking to be the other. It was either that or Lancaster again, because Inland Empire and San Jose are almost certainly extending their agreements.