Jose Iglesias has “the best offseason of my life”

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This piques my interest:

 

No word on this involved his training regimen. If it did, Iglesias is firmly in BSOHL territory.  If it involved something else, well, congrats to Iglesias for, I dunno, getting a girlfriend. Or going on a nice vacation. Or finally catching up on “Breaking Bad” or whatever it was that made the winter so good for him.

The Mariners have made an offer to bring back Hisashi Iwakuma

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Hisashi Iwakuma tells the Japan Times that the Mariners have made him an offer to return.

Iwakuma became a free agent earlier this month after the Mariners, not surprisingly, declined his $10 million option for 2018. Iwakuma says that it’s “not a done deal,” but “hopefully I will be able to make a positive announcement soon.”

Iwakuma, who turns 37 early next season, made only six starts in 2017, posting a 4.35 ERA, 3.5 BB/9 and 4.6 SO/9 over 31 innings. He went on the disabled list in May and never returned to action, undergoing arthroscopic debridement surgery in September. He hopes to be recovered fully by spring training.