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Should the Mariners move Mike Carp to third base? Is Seattle interested in bringing back Jamie Moyer? Beat reporter Greg Johns answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.

The Seattle Mariners Offseason Prince Fielder Debate heats up

Insider Steve on of our Seattle Mariners bloggers is back with another piece on the debate of whether or not Prince Fielder should land in Seattle this off-season. SI's Jon Heyman says the M's are hoping to be in on Prince (but not Pujols). Unsure if there's room in budget though he goes on to say.

Pineda, Ackley earn respect in rookie vote

Mariners right-hander Michael Pineda and second baseman Dustin Ackley placed fifth and sixth, respectively, in balloting for the American League Rookie of the Year Award, announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Monday.

Chone Figgins on the trade market, Mariners hope to engage San Francisco

According to Jon Morosi, the Seattle Mariners are looking to trade Chone Figgins and are willing to include cash. This, of course, comes as no surprise. The Giants, apparently, are a target of interest for the Mariners, as a team that’s “in need of a leadoff guy”: Mariners officials are hopeful that teams in need of a leadoff man will engage them in trade talks over the next...

Franklin's perfect day paces Javelinas

Mariners prospect Nick Franklin was 3-for-3 with two runs scored as Peoria bested Scottsdale, 4-3, on Wednesday evening in the AFL.

Alex Liddi needs rest after being dumped by winter ball teams in Venezuela and now the Domincan Republic

Alex Liddi was originally supposed to be heading home to Italy after being dropped last week by his winter ball team in Venezuela. But he headed to the Dominican Republic instead and caught on with the Leones del Escogido. We found out that news this afternoon and tweeted it. Less than an hour later, we found out that Liddi was released today after just three games in which he committed...

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....

Mariners will pursue Prince Fielder, report says

The Mariners will make a run at free-agent first baseman Prince Fielder, Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated tweeted Wednesday. “#mariners are hoping to be in on prince (but not pujols). Unsure if there’s room in budget tho. But will give it a run,” Heman tweeted. Fielder, who has spent his entire career with the Milwaukee [...]

SF Giants Rumors: Chone Figgins A Possible Leadoff Hitter For The Giants

Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports says the Mariners are willing to include cash in order to trade the under performing Chone Figgins. The Mariners are hoping that teams that need a leadoff hitter will engage them in trade talks. Seattle officials view the Reds, Tigers, and San Francisco Giants as possible fits for Figgins.I don’t believe the Giants will be in play for Figgins. He’s...

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

Michael Pineda lost his chance at American League Rookie of the Year when he put up a very average looking string of outings after the All Star Break, coinciding with the decision by the Mariners to back him off a bit. That said, I find it difficult to reconcile him dropping all the way to fifth. That said, I have no qualms about Tampa Bay starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson taking...

Catching up with Jack Zduriencik on eve of GM meetings

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Could Mariners fit free-agent slugger Prince Fielder into their budget?

Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said the team will try to improve its offense this offseason. "We'd love to be able to secure some kind of bat if possible," he said. The Mariners are one of several teams who might make a run at free agent Prince Fielder.
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