Mariners Insider Blog

Parking lot negotiations? Mariners go public. Sort of.

Sitting in the press room, pounding out notes and stories, the media corps was astounded today – not an easy thing to do.

There, in a parking lot across the street from the Mariners complex, in full few of the media, Josh Fields and one of his representatives pulled up and parked. Then general manager Jack Zduriencik and assistant GM Lee Pelekoudas emerged from the complex, walked to the parking lot.

Handshakes and papers were exchanged as we watched through a window.

Then Fields, the team's top draft pick last June, got back in his car and drove away. Zduriencik and Pelekoudas returned to their offices.

And nothing was finalized, they said, although that could come within hours. Or not until tomorrow.

So, no real news. Just a strange meeting in a parking lot.