LetÆs talk about an American League team other than the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for a second, shall we? There was a very small, but yet very big transaction yesterday for the Seattle Mariners. According to the Seattle MarinersÆ official web site , catcher Kenji Johjima will opt out of the remaining two years on his contract and return to Japan. Now you might be asking yourself right now ôWho cares? ItÆs Kenji Johjima.ö The reason this is such a big deal for the Mariners is because Johjima had $16 million remaining on his contract. $8 million in 2010 and $8 million in 2011. How high do you think MarinersÆ GM Jack Zduriencik jumped when he heard this news? In the last two years, Johjima has hit just .235 with 16 HRÆs and a .281 OBP. Johjima was so bad ...
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Article written by Adam Bernacchio