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40-Man Roster Moves

Every so often I'll have a little debate with myself over what I want this blog to be. Do I just write about what I find interesting or relevant, or do I try to make this sort of a one-stop shop for everything any Mariners fan could care about? In other words, where do I set the threshold of significance above which I write, but below which I ignore? I started thinking about this again most recently after the Bruce Hines story came out. I don't care that we fired our third base coach, and I don't think it really matters, but a lot of fans like to be aware of what's going on with the coaching staff, so how do I react? I didn't write anything about Hines, but I still go back and forth.

No matter which way I'm leaning, though, I still wouldn't write about this.

Bryan LaHair, Randy Messenger, Cesar Jimenez, Marwin Vega, and Justin Thomas have been outrighted off the 40-man roster. The first three are minor league free agents. Vega's sticking around. Thomas got claimed by the Pirates. LaHair's nothing, Messenger's nothing, Jimenez is a lefty that struggles against lefties, Vega's nothing, and if Justin Thomas tries really hard he could be the new Randy Keisler. The only reason this is the least bit notable is that the Mariners are now way less smelly. Which, hey, all right.