The Three Most Important Bits Of Mariner News You Will Read Today

1) According to many of the players, Mike Sweeney is the nicest man in baseball. Of course, according to many of the players, Ken Griffey Jr. was treated unfairly and should've kept starting, which may lead one to question the opinions of the players. But I shouldn't be snarky, because honestly I haven't heard a bad thing said about Sweeney's personality since he came to Seattle, or - now that I think about it - ever. He really is that nice. Mike Sweeney babysat Rob Johnson's kids. Sweeney should print the player poll out, wrap it around his finger, and wear it like the World Series ring he's never going to win.

2) Jesus Colome cleared waivers and became a free agent.

Wakamatsu didn’t think Colomé would make it through the waivers process without being claimed.

"Not a chance," he said. "You’re talking about a guy throwing 97-98 miles per hour with major league experience."

3) Ian Snell hasn't been designated for assignment or released yet. Wak says they'll make a decision on Snell's rotation status tomorrow. His rotation status is that he's out of the rotation. I mean, that much is obvious. There's no way he's still in there. So I'm kind of annoyed that he hasn't been sent packing. But then, maybe the team is just waiting until it finds a suitable replacement before giving Snell his walking papers. That's what I'm going to hope for. I'm going to hope that the M's are currently scouting the player market to find an interesting arm to take Snell's place. My suggestion for an interesting arm who might be a bigger part of the Mariner future than Ian Snell: anyone.

Update: Dave reminds me that Fister comes off the DL next week, so the M's might just be waiting for that.

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