Mariners to put money to use?
Kazuhiro Sasaki's decision play in Japan in 2004, thus free up a big chunk of money for the Mariners to play with.
His countryman, Ichiro Suzuki had this to say about the decision: "I've (always) wanted to play behind a closer like Sasaki," he told John Hickey of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "He is also a person who fervently courted me (when) I wanted to come to play in the major leagues. I'm surprised, and I will miss him."
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