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Russell Branyan is done in Seattle

Jan 13, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

We’ve seen this coming for a while, but the Mariners and Russell Branyan have said goodbye to each other for good. Unlike Brett Myers and the Phillies this is all amicable with Branyan thanking Jack Zduriencik. He’s a Four True Outcome player: home runs, strikeouts, walks and the nicest manners.

Branyan says he has been talking to a couple of teams and thinks he’ll get a major league deal. Early in the offseason it seemed like the Mariners wanted Branyan back.  They probably were hoping for a one-year, relatively low money deal like they got last year when he made $1.4 million.  Branyan, who hit 31 home runs last season was probably thinking differently. Given that he missed the last five weeks of the season with a bad back, however, makes going either multiple years — or too many years — a risky endeavor.

If the Mets were seriously considering Carlos Delgado it means that they weren’t that worried about defense. How about giving Branyan a spin then?

  1. Old Gator - Jan 13, 2010 at 7:06 PM

    Since I hear they’re getting rid of the Lenin statue in Fremont, apparently ungrateful to a fault for the real estate boom it presided over, Branyan might want to consider taking it to New York with him. A statue of Lenin at the base of the outfield flagpole would really help offset the capitalist stench of naming ballparks after bloodsucking corporations.

  2. Michael - Jan 13, 2010 at 7:34 PM

    The Lenin statue is privately owned, but if they get rid of it my guess is it’s due to buyer’s remorse: they thought it was an art piece called “Leanin’.”

  3. Fat Joe - Jan 13, 2010 at 9:09 PM

    Everyone lean back, lean back, lean back and do the Rockaway

  4. MVD - Jan 15, 2010 at 5:20 AM

    cuz the Mets are too dumb?
    Daniel Murphy is their 1B, duh.

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