Seattle Mariners Top 10 Trade Assets

The Seattle Mariners have a rather enormous offseason ahead of them. A lot of the club’s tasks include maximizing roster spots without sacrificing future assets, but unquestionably trades will be a part of what GM Jerry Dipoto does to build a team, even after the executive said he’d probably slow down the movement. The club is thin in trade assets, but here are the Top 10, which includes three prospects.   10. Evan White, 1B White has a ways to go but figures to move relatively smoothly through the minors…

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Arkins: An Offbeat Proposal To Help M’s Rotation

There were plenty of good news stories for the 2017 Seattle Mariners. In the end though, misfortune prevailed. The team’s most notable dilemma; an injury-ravaged rotation slogging through a disappointing year with 17 different starters. Trouble initially surfaced when Drew Smyly went down with a season-ending elbow injury in Spring Training. At least the southpaw had a strong start for Team USA during the World Baseball Classic in March. The Mariners’ woes continued once the season got underway. Felix Hernandez and James Paxton each landed on the DL twice and Hisashi Iwakuma…

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Arkins: No Quick Fix For Mariners Base Running

Last week, we learned the Seattle Mariners began their offseason by reshuffling their field staff. Among the casualties, first base coach and base running mentor Casey Candaele. Media reports suggest the Mariners’ lackluster performance on the bases factored into the 56-year-old’s dismissal. We may never know the full story behind Candaele’s departure, but one thing is certain. A coaching change alone won’t fix Seattle’s base running issues. Sure, a new voice may bring out the best in some. However, there aren’t enough players on the current roster to “coach up.”…

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Arkins: Should M’s Extend Mike Zunino?

The emergence of Mike Zunino as a hitter qualifies as a one of several good news stories from an otherwise disappointing season for the Seattle Mariners. After being an offensive liability for the majority of his career, Zunino was one of the most productive hitting catchers in the game this year. Considering his great season, it’s reasonable to ponder whether Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto would entertain the idea of signing Zunino to a contract extension. I know. Some fans don’t view anyone with a .251 batting average as an…

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Arkins: Where Should M’s Upgrade Lineup?

Just one year ago, the Seattle Mariners propelled themselves into wild card contention with a torrid 18-9 win-loss record in September. The club fell short of a playoff berth, but their strong finish energized baseball fans throughout the Pacific Northwest. The combination of that late season surge and the aggressive offseason maneuvering of general manager Jerry Dipoto further fueled optimism for 2017. Perhaps, this would be the year the Mariners returned to the postseason for the first time since 2001. Then, reality set in. The Mariners regressed finishing 78-84 and…

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The Mariners Will Select No. 14 in the 2018 MLB Draft

At the conclusion of Sunday’s game we learned the frozen first-round order for the 2018 MLB Draft. Seattle will select No. 14 overall. Reminder: First-round picks are no longer attached to free agents. For a list of the top prospects in the 2018 class, CLICK HERE. Wondering what kind of players have been selected at No. 14 in the past? YEAR PLAYER 2017 Nick Pratto, 1B 2016 Will Benson, OF 2015 Kolby Allard, LHP 2014 Tyler Beede, RHP 2013 Reese McGuire, C 2012 Nick Travieso, RHP 2011 Jose Fernandez, RHP…

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