Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 12/28/12
3rd time in Mariners Blue It is pretty obvious that the Mariners front office realizes that something needs to change if they want to keep their jobs. When the Mariners signed Jason Bay, I thought it was something that could be worth the risk. A change of scenery could be all the guy needs to make things happen again. It bunched up the DH and outfield slots a bit, especially considering that Mike Carp is out of minor league options. But, if he stinks, and Eric Wedge cuts him out of spring training, the M’s are only out a small dollar amount where baseball salaries are concerned. The trade with the Angels was bittersweet which generally means that it was a fair trade. I don’t have confidence that Kendrys Morales will be the power bat that he was in the past, especially in Seattle where he doesn’t have any real protection in the lineup. All that being said, as well as Jason Vargas pitched last year, I don’t have much confidence in him pitching well outside of Safeco field. All in all...
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