Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/15/13
Step up, or get out In 2012, the Mariners saw breakout seasons from guys like Kyle Seager, Hisashi Iwakuma and Tom Wilhelmsen. It also saw the departure of guys like Brandon League and Jason Vargas. With the plethora of players brought in this offseason, the front office has proven that they are not afraid to bring in fresh faces to replace the old. Looking forward to the upcoming 2013 season, here are some players facing make-or-break situations for the Mariners. A good year could keep these guys Mariners for a long time, and a bad one could see them released or shipped off. Michael Saunders, OF At 26 years old, Michael Saunders is entering his fourth season with the Mariners since first being called up during the 2009 season. Saunders has to be more consistent in 2013. A fleet-footed defender, Saunders has played all across the outfield for Seattle, and he’s done it quite well. But it’s with the bat that he continues to come up short. Saunders did enjoy a breakout year last season...
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