Posted May 26, 2013 on mariners.scout.com
While the temptation from fans is for the Mariners to make every move now, there is a reason why the prospects aren’t all up and why teams have to be careful with who they promote and when they promote them. The 40-man roster and the future are constant limiting factors.
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