Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/3/12
So many choices… The Seattle Mariners went out and stockpiled a lot of pitchers this offseason. That is on top of the slew of young talent they already have in the minors and in their current starting rotation. We saw Michael Pineda get traded away, but we also saw a big list of new names come to town to compete for spots in the Mariners starting rotation. Veterans like Kevin Millwood and Oliver Perez were signed to minor league deals and offered spring training invites. Then there are the youngsters in James Paxton, Danny Hultzen and Taijuan Walker. There is also Hector Noesi who was involved in the Pineda trade as well as Hisashi Iwakuma acquired from Japan. And there’s the incumbent starters who spent time in the rotation last year: Felix Hernandez, Jason Vargas, Blake Beaven, and Charlie Furbush. With the insane depth at the pitching position, the Mariners have quite a quandary on their hands. They run a 5 man rotation and have twice that many to choose from this season. Who do...
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