Call it educated speculation, but U.S.S. Mariner is wondering whether the Ms will try to trade Richie Sexson this winter. Derek Zumsteg suggests that recent vibes put out by the team’s broadcast crew may portend a future trade of Sexson or even Jose Lopez.
Even more interesting to me is the note that the Mariners "could have let Detroit pick [Sexson] up on waivers." We learned back in August that Sexson was claimed off waivers but withdrawn. It puzzled us at the time, because most GMs would be dying to unload Sexson’s $14MM for 2008. Anyway this is the first indication I’ve seen of which team actually won the claim. The Tigers were apparently willing to take the risk.