Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 1/26/13
Northwest C-R-A-P It is no secret that the Mariners need a lot of crap to pull together a respectful season.  Actually, crap is the one thing that they don’t need at all.  The Mariners have been a crappy ball club for the past decade. Some of the only quality stuff they have put out there are their commercials.  And last year, even that was debatable. It was encouraging early in the offseason to hear the Mariners being touted as the favorites in the pursuits for high profile difference makers like Josh Hamilton, Nick Swisher and Justin Upton. However with only a few more weeks left until the Mariners hit Peoria, all that have arrived are a bunch of veteran risks. For the first time I think that General Manager Jack Z had the backing of the ownership group to spend some legitimate money to pull in someone that could indeed make the difference that they needed.  But nothing happened. I don’t think it’s his fault. Free agents don’t want to play for Seattle. Do you know why? 1. Seattle ...
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