Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 3/15/12
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So far the Mariners are enjoying a successful Spring Training with a record of 9-3-1 and an average of over 6 runs a game. However, this offensive burst in Cactus League play may not be sustainable during the course of the season. As a team that was dead last in every offensive category, there are some bats that are still available on the free agent market that may be worth looking into, especially for the Designated Hitter spot. Many fans know the DH spot was a revolving door last year, with a weighted average Wins Above Replacement (WAR) of 0.1. The youth-oriented Mariners could benefit from a veteran presence in the locker-room that has the ability hit and play some of the corner outfield. There just happens to be a player dying to find a job. There is hardly a reason in the world why Johnny Damon has not been signed by a big league club and the Mariners should take full advantage of this opportunity.  Damon can still get on base, swipe a bag or two and can play some left fie...
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