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The Seattle Mariners have imported a number of players who could see time at first base this season: Kendrys Morales, Raul Ibanez and Mike Morse. Plus, holdover Mike Carp has spent the bulk of his career as a first baseman. Most of the playing time, however, will go to the man who was the opening day first baseman last year, Justin Smoak. Manager Eric Wedge said he sees Smoak as the starter at first base heading into spring training. "I have a clear idea of how I see it playing out, but (the players) will ultimately determine that," Wedge said. "Players decide how much they're going to play by their performance and how they act, how they handle both the good and the bad. "I've made it very clear I feel strong about Justin Smoak and what his abilities are. I have every anticipation that he's going to be our first baseman this year. He's coming in as our first baseman." The Mariners sent Smoak into the offseason with the idea that he ...
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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...
The spring is right around the corner, but the Seattle
Mariners still have some work to do, as the club is currently eyeing a veteran
starting pitcher along with a catcher or two, according to Larry Stone of The
Seattle Times and Greg Johns of MLB.com.
Jack Z says "door wide open" for young pitcher to make staff, but would like to add veteran
— Larry Stone (@StoneLarry...
The Seattle Mariners' offseason focus was on adding bats to the worst offense in baseball.
They believe they accomplished their goal with the additions of Kendrys Morales and Michael Morse, and they hope Jason Bay and Raul Ibanez still have some pop left in their bats.
The additional benefit is that they added some veterans that manager Eric Wedge and general manager Jack Zduriencik...
The Seattle Mariners have started to address one concern before to spring training by signing catcher Ronny Paulino to a minor league deal with an invite to the major league camp.
The Mariners announced the deal Friday. Paulino is the 19th invite to major league spring training on top of the 40-man roster.
Paulino, 31, spent last season in Baltimore, playing 20 games with the Orioles...
Mike Morse debuted with Seattle at shortstop during the 2005 season. Four seasons after leaving the Northwest, Morse returns all of 50 pounds heavier, regarded as one of the top sluggers in baseball.
While 2012 was a frustrating year for the Seattle Mariners, it was also necessary. Jack Zduriencik and Eric Wedge are committed to this young Mariners team and they believe that championship level success is right around the corner. The playoffs may be hard to attain this year, but here are 5 reasons why this club will be much more formidable this year.
1. Offseason acquisitions...
If reports are to be believed, Felix Hernandez is considering a contract extension offer from the Seattle Mariners for $100 million over four years. That's an amazing offer, one well worthy of King Felix's talent, but it is also a team-friendly deal, in relative terms. Recall now that Zack Greinke just received a six-year, $147 million pact and then think about what Hernandez...