Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/28/12
Can M’s make a splash? Should they? With a deep farm system, sturdy ace and offensive building blocks the Seattle Mariners are on the fringe of becoming relevant in the American League once more. But first they have some holes to fill. That’s where this crop of free agents come in. It’s not particularly deep, but there’s plenty of established players that could have a huge impact on the future of the M’s. Anibal Sanchez – SP 2012 stats: 9-13, 3.86 ERA, 195.2 IP, 1.267 WHIP, 7.7 K/9 With a young rotation, and plenty of spots up for grabs, Anibal Sanchez makes perfect sense for Seattle. I personally believe he should be highest on the Mariner’s free agent wish list. Sanchez is constantly underrated, and yet he continues to put up stellar numbers. The 28-year old is the epitome of workhorse, pitching more than 190 innings three seasons in a row. As he enters his prime he’s developed stellar control, posting K/BB ratios above 3.00 over the last two seasons. Sanchez could instantly shore up
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