Power hitting outfielder/first baseman Adam Dunn reached a two-year, $20 million deal with the Washington Nationals this afternoon, while rumors circulated that right fielder Bobby Abreu was close to signing a one-year, $5 million deal with the Anaheim Angels of South Central East L.A.
The departure of two more veteran bats off the free agent market means there are really only two sluggers yet unsigned: Garret Anderson and Ken Griffey, Jr.
The 36-year-old Anderson is a left-fielder who may be ready to step into a DH role. He batted .293 with 15 home runs and 84 RBI last year.
Griffey, 39, can still roam the outfield on occasion, but seems almost a lock to DH for an AL ballclub.
So if the Mariners intend to add some depth to their mix of hitters (they were rumored to be in the hunt for Abreu, after all), they have a choice to make: Griffey or Anderson. I think we know where most Seattleites stand on this issue.