Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/3/12
The Fences Are Coming In! The question is: With young outfielders everywhere, what should the Seattle Mariners do this offseason to solidify 7, 8 & 9? The heart of the matter in Seattle is that the Mariners need more production from their bats. With the strength of Jack Zduriencik’s draft classes in the infield, mainly 2B Dustin Ackley, 3B Kyle Seager, and eventually SS Nick Franklin and C Mike Zunino, the M’s have looked elsewhere for the outfield. Perhaps it is time to dip into the well one more time. Even though CF Franklin Gutierrez has a Gold Glove in his living room, the only safe assumption for Seattle’s 2013 OF is on CF/LF Michael Saunders, who’s career year left him one HR shy of a 20/20 season and a spot in the lineup. With Guti’s injury plagued legs, stomach, and arms, it is uncertain what the Mariners will do. Signed through 2014, Guti’s inability to play consistently has hurt the team’s ability to bring in a new player full time, or promote from within with confiden...
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