Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/10/13
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Mariners have offensive woes Big Question: What else can the Seattle Mariners improve on to win in 2013? In a world of statistics, team totals are often overlooked. The average baseball fan knows that Miguel Cabrera won the triple crown with his monster numbers last season, but most have no idea if the Tigers led the league in those numbers or finished dead last (they finished 10th in HR’s, 5th in RBI, and 3rd in average, if anyone cares). The Mariners have work to do, below are 5 categories that could make or break the upcoming season. 1. Runs I promise creativity from the rest of the article, but I cannot begin with anything less that runs scored. The park a team plays in may dictate or slightly affect home runs and doubles, but no park can take away singles with people on base. It’s not entirely depressing that the M’s finished last in the AL last season, but it is unfortunate that they finished 100 runs below league average. Yikes. If the top of the lineup (presumably 2B Dustin ...
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