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It was the same old story in 2012 for the Mariners. Another season of major disappointment including an embarrassing 17-game losing streak and pathetic offense sparked something of a sea change in Seattle who come into 2013 with a re-configured ballpark and a re-stocked, hopefully, lineup. They are still stuck in the ultra-competitive AL West, but the M's think they might finally be on their way to respectability.
Mariners on TOC
End of Season Postmortem
Hope for the Hopeless
2013 Season Preview
You May Say I’m a Dreamer (11;30 AM)
2013 Burning Question (12:45 PM)
This Is My Nightmare (2:00 PM)
X-Factor (3:15 PM)
Top Ten Prospects (4:30 PM)
Depth Chart (as of 2/12)
C: Jesus Montero
1B: Kendrys Morales
2B: Dustin Ackley
SS: Brendan Ryan
3B: Kyle Seager
LF: Michael Morse
CF: Franklin Gutierrez
RF: Michael Saunders
DH: Raul Ibanez/Jason Bay
SP: Felix Hernandez
SP: Joe Saunders
SP: Hisashi Iwakuma
SP: Erasmo Ramirez
SP: Blake Beav...
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Finalizing his record extension with the Mariners hit a bit of a snag, but Seattle and Felix Hernandez have made their new pact official, guaranteeing King Felix $175 million over the next seven seasons in the Pacific Northwest. It seems risky to lock up so much money to a starting pitcher, but it’s clear that Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik wants to make his ace the centerpiece of...
The Seattle Mariners reached an agreement on what amounts to
a seven-year, $175 million contract extension with right-hander Felix Hernandez
last week. However, the deal was delayed when an elbow issue was discovered during an MRI taken on Friday. While the Mariners are seeking protective language
in the agreement, a deal is “still on track” and may come in the next day or...