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Yusei Kikuchi Staying Home For Now

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For those of you hoping the Mariners would land the 18 year old hot Japanese prospect, you can forget about it - he's elected to stay home, and while he's strongly suggested that he'll want to make the move later in his career, that won't happen for a while, if ever; unless he's posted, he has to play nine years in Japan before becoming a free agent. So, so much for that. Not that the M's were ever being talked about as frontrunners, but it was an appealing possibility. Now we're back to being stuck with the young pitchers we already have, and aw God dammit Brandon Morrow