Mariners GM Bill Bavasi, as quoted in the same Bob Finnegan piece (below) (thanks to Repoz at Baseball Think Factory for the head’s up)
“If he’s here, we wouldn’t regard it any different than the situation with Latin guys. He’d have to pick up some English and even some Spanish. But we’re talking about enough to get the next hitter out, not to split the atom.”
I dunno, helping Ryan Franklin out seems much tougher than spliting the atom.