The Mariners are next in our arbitration eligibles series.
- First time: Josh Wilson, Ryan Rowland-Smith, Sean White, Jason Vargas
- Second time: David Aardsma
- Third time: Brandon League, Ryan Langerhans
- Fourth time: Casey Kotchman, Jose Lopez
Vargas, Aardsma, and League are locks to be tendered contracts for 2011. Aardsma's second-consecutive 30-save season should result in a nice raise, and the Mariners might feel compelled to trade him.
Kotchman will be cut, as will Lopez after his option is declined. Langerhans also figures to be non-tendered, but like last year he could be re-signed to a minor league deal.
First timers Wilson and Rowland-Smith have statistics ugly enough to keep their arbitration rewards low. Wilson might be retained for his defensive skills, Rowland-Smith for his previous promise. White might still be in jeopardy.