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While 2012 was a frustrating year for the Seattle Mariners, it was also necessary. Jack Zduriencik and Eric Wedge are committed to this young Mariners team and they believe that championship level success is right around the corner. The playoffs may be hard to attain this year, but here are 5 reasons why this club will be much more formidable this year.
1. Offseason acquisitions that provide power in the middle of the lineup
At the start of the offseason, Jack Zduriencik made acquiring more offense a priority. Although the offseason isn’t over, Jack has already made significant moves to bolster the starving Seattle Mariners offense. Kendrys Morales proved in 2012 that he is completely healthy again, by slugging 22 home runs and driving in 73 runs. While those aren’t jaw dropping numbers, the man has proven that he can hit and will be a solid, dependable bat in the middle of this Mariners lineup. The other big splash that Jack Z has made is bringing in the former Mariner,...
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It is no secret that the Mariners need a lot of crap to pull together a respectful season. Actually, crap is the one thing that they don’t need at all. The Mariners have been a crappy ball club for the past decade.
Some of the only quality stuff they have put out there are their commercials. And last year, even that was debatable.
It was encouraging early...
The Seattle Mariners have imported a number of players who could see time at first base this season: Kendrys Morales, Raul Ibanez and Mike Morse. Plus, holdover Mike Carp has spent the bulk of his career as a first baseman. Most of the playing time, however, will go to the man who was the opening day first baseman last year, Justin Smoak. Manager Eric Wedge said he sees Smoak...
The spring is right around the corner, but the Seattle
Mariners still have some work to do, as the club is currently eyeing a veteran
starting pitcher along with a catcher or two, according to Larry Stone of The
Seattle Times and Greg Johns of MLB.com.
Jack Z says "door wide open" for young pitcher to make staff, but would like to add veteran
— Larry Stone (@StoneLarry...
The Seattle Mariners have started to address one concern before to spring training by signing catcher Ronny Paulino to a minor league deal with an invite to the major league camp.
The Mariners announced the deal Friday. Paulino is the 19th invite to major league spring training on top of the 40-man roster.
Paulino, 31, spent last season in Baltimore, playing 20 games with the Orioles...
If reports are to be believed, Felix Hernandez is considering a contract extension offer from the Seattle Mariners for $100 million over four years. That's an amazing offer, one well worthy of King Felix's talent, but it is also a team-friendly deal, in relative terms. Recall now that Zack Greinke just received a six-year, $147 million pact and then think about what Hernandez...
The Seattle Mariners and their ace pitcher, Felix Hernandez, have been dancing around the idea of extending the 26-year-old’s contract another four years for $100 million. That would make King Felix the highest paid pitcher in baseball (CC Sabathia’s contract also calls for a yearly pay of $25 million, but that doesn’t kick in until [...]