Odd scene at Safeco Field this morning, where a half dozen of us media types sit staring at computer screens, searcing this site or that one, awaiting callbacks on cell phones, monitoring the will-he-or-won't-he-be-traded status of lefty Erik Bedard.
Bedard would love this - no one quite sure what's going to happen. Might get a smile and a laugh from him.
Apparently talks continue with St. Louis, Boston and the New York Yankees, in part because the Yankees are linked to every deal as the trading deadline nears.
Meanwhile, the Mariners lineup today will, as expected, feature its newest left fielder of the 2011 season - Casper Wells, obtained yesterday in the six-player trade with Detroit.
Here's the lineup vs. Tampa Bay:
Ichiro RFBrendan Ryan SSDustin Ackley 2BMike Carp DHMiguel Olivo CAdam Kennedy 1BCasper Wells LFChone Figgins 3BFranklin Gutierrez CFJason Vargas P