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King Felix will need a lot of help in Seattle. Photo by Flickr user Kevin Schofield.
Seattle Mariners – Predicted Finish: Fourth Place, AL West
The Mariners threw their name in the hat with some big names this offseason (notably Josh Hamilton), but as of this moment, the 2013 version of the Mariners will look a lot like the 2012 team did.
Unfortunately for the fans of the Pacific Northwest, that doesn’t bode terribly well for their chances. They did upgrade the offense when they moved Jason Vargas for Kendrys Morales, but unfortunately lost a very good pitcher in Vargas. The addition of Raul Ibanez should give Seattle some much needed punch, as well.
They are not the worst team in the league, not by a long shot. But if they are to compete in their division, they’ll need a lot of fantastic seasons.
Let’s take a look at what to expect.
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Opening Day vs. A’s the defending AL West champs, who will be in the lineup you ask?
Spring in the air, sunshine and the smell of sunflower seeds cover the field as the Seattle Mariners prepare for game 1 of 162. At least, the weather will probably be this nice in Oakland for day one, so it will be a great way to start the season.
The summer may bring changes...
The Seattle Mariners have signed Luis Liberato, a 17-year-old outfielder from the Domincan Republic, to a $140,000 contract, according to Baseball America. Liberato is 6-foot-1, 175 pounds and bats left-handed. The Mariners believe he can play center field, but he has the arm to play right field if needed, according to the report.
For those of you who missed this weekend’s news about Milton Bradley – Former Los Angeles Dodgers and Seattle Mariners outfielder Milton Bradley has been charged with abusing his estranged wife and faces up to 13 years in jail if convicted, city prosecutors announced Friday. Bradley, 34, was charged on Thursday with 13 misdemeanor counts of assault with a deadly weapon, vandalism...
Photp Courtesy of Flickr user MudflapDC Naturally, during the week where we are doing our American League West Previews, a trade involving two of the teams in the division took place. First off, in case anyone out there isn’t aware of the deal, take a look at the move (per Adam Kilgore, Washington Post). Nationals get A.J. Cole Mariners get Mike Morse Athletics get John Jaso ...
In his first 204 MLB games, Michael Saunders couldn’t quite figure it out. He slashed .196/.263/.306 combined with a 28.3 K% and 8.5 BB%; that’s the profile of an overmanned batter. In 2012, Saunders finally started to show signs of finally figuring out MLB pitching as he slashed .247/.306/.432, which is not that impressive, but his K rate dipped to 23.9%.
On top of all that...
The Seattle Mariners have acquired Michael Morse from the Washington Nationals. Morse’s acquisition is part of a three team deal that will also send John Jaso to the Athletics and A.J Cole to the Nationals. The Nationals will also get two additional prospects in the deal.
There is one year left on Morse’s contract which will pay him $6.75 million in 2013.
Morse became expendable...
Breaking now is a three team deal that sends slugger Michael Morse to the Seattle Mariners, catcher John Jaso to the Oakland A’s and single A pitcher AJ Cole to the Washington NAtionals. The Nats traded Cole to the A’s last winter in the Gio Gonzalez deal so clearly there’s something they liked about the righty who had a near 7 ERA in high A ball last season.
John Jaso isn’t much of a household name. A year ago, he was traded for felon-turned-reliever Josh Lueke, as the Rays decided that Jaso’s deficiencies rendered expendable. The Mariners picked him up as a depth piece, and then Eric Wedge buried him on the bench to start the season, as he watched Miguel Olivo and Jesus Montero do most of the catching at the start of the season...
The Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners and Oakland A's were involved in a three-team trade that sent outfielder Michael Morse to the Mariners and brought pitching prospect A.J. Cole to the Nationals, the Mariners confirmed Wednesday. The Mariners also sent catcher John Jaso to the A's, and the Woshington Post reported the Nationals also received 24-year-old minor leaguer...
We knew it was coming, but it finally happened today. The Nationals sent outfielder/first baseman Michael Morse to the Seattle Mariners as part of a three-team trade involving the Oakland Athletics. In the deal the Mariners got prospect A.J. Cole, whom they sent to the Athletics last year to acquire...
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