Found November 13, 2011 on Fragile Freddy's:
67-95, 4th place, 29 GBFragile Freddy’s “Two A Days” series continues today with the Seattle Mariners.  Each day (except Saturday) I will feature two clubs, one AL club, one NL club, and look back at their season.  For each club I will comment on a key position player and pitcher (generally in a positive tone), their #1 prospect according to Baseball America, note what went right and what went wrong.  I will finish up with a 2012 outlook and finally offer some unsolicited advice sure to be brilliant and insightful.Note that all of these were written over the course of October and early November so recent player moves may not be reflected though trades/free agents tend to be rare until late November.Key Position Player – Dustin Ackley - .273/.348/.417 – Even accounting for the ballpark the Mariners are a wretched offensive team.  Ackley, a mid-season call up, really looked good in the second half.  Defense is expected to be a question mark with him but I was able to see him a few ti...

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Mariners Hope For A Prince?

The Seattle Mariners are considering on whether or not to make a big splash in free agency. Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated reports that the Mariners have expressed interest in Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder. It surprises me a bit considering the team finished fourth in the American League West and have a lot of holes but he could help rejuvenate the fan base....

Michael Pineda fifth, Dustin Ackley sixth in AL Rookie of the Year voting

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Movember MLB Mustache Madness: Current Players Semi-Finals - Bautista vs. Ryan

In our next Movember MLB Mustache Madness Current Player Semi-Final, we get an epic slugger versus an epic slappy, but we also get two epic mustaches.  What more could you ask for? Jose Bautista Joey Bats has the power and the power mustache, but is his short-liven flirtation with an upper lip umbrella enough to overtake the long-cultivated crumb catcher of his counterpart?...

ROY Award

In about 10 minutes, the BBWAA is going to announce the winners of the AL and NL Rookie of the Year awards. Odds are pretty good the AL trophy will end up going to Ivan Nova, Jeremy Hellickson, or Mark Trumbo, while Dustin Ackley and Michael Pineda will get a token vote here or there. Personally, I just don’t care. The results of the voting don’t matter to me at all. Ackley...

AL West Notes: Hernandez, Mariners, Angels, Barajas

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