Building a roster for Safeco

Building a roster for Safeco
From the moment Jerry Dipoto became general manager of the Seattle Mariners, he’s emphasized the need to build a roster capable of taking advantage of the expansive Safeco Field dimensions. As I see...

Good defense is catching on with Mariners

Good defense is catching on with Mariners
With 30 games behind them, the Seattle Mariners sit atop the American League (AL) West division standings with an 18-12 win-loss record. That’s right; the club that’s failed to be relevant for most...

The Mariners versatility matrix

The Mariners versatility matrix
Prior to his decision to sign a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers, I don’t recall any pundits suggesting former Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond as a good fit for the Rangers. I...

What to make of the Mariners’ spring thus far

What to make of the Mariners’ spring thus far
We’re about halfway through the Cactus League schedule. The regular season begins in less than three weeks. The Seattle Mariners just got their ace, Felix Hernandez, his first official work in a spring...

Projected M’s 25-man Roster: Edition 1

Projected M’s 25-man Roster: Edition 1
Typically the majority of the jobs on a given big-league roster that are ‘open’ have a heavy favorite, and there are few ‘open’ job with which to begin. The Seattle Mariners’ roster is...