Friday, January 6, 2012

Iwakuma to the Mariners

A little off topic, but very excited that Hisashi Iwakuma will be joining the Mariners for 2012.  He signed a 1-year deal worth $1.5 million plus significant incentives for starts and innings pitched.  A win for everyone involved, but more so for the Mariners.  Iwakuma will get a chance to establish his value in the Majors in a pitcher's park and the M's will get what should be a good pitcher for 2012 at an excellent price while their young starters develop.  Planning to be at one of his first starts.
Also bought one of his baseball cards from a local store the other night anticipating this signing.

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