The Mariners officially signed Brad Wilkerson today to a one-year deal. Scott Boras says he’s a good fit even if the Ms don’t trade Adam Jones. Now that I think about it and see the price – $3MM – I might agree with that. The Seattle Times’ Larry Stone considers this signing a "possible precursor to finalization" of a Jones trade. So maybe progress has been made on the Erik Bedard front.
Wilkerson, 29, hit .234/.319/.467 for the Rangers in ’07, earning $4.35MM. Wilkerson had some interesting years from 2002-04, putting up OPSs above .840. Wrist and shoulder injuries seemingly had a lot to do with his struggles thereafter.