Seattle Mariners 

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 it, the 48-year-old executive envisions a foundation of athletic and accomplished players, who are adept at reaching base and wreaking havoc through productive aggressiveness on the bases. Equally important are outfield defenders who can run down balls in Safeco’s spacious outfield. In Dipoto’s world, a run save is as valuable as a run scored. To be honest,…

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Seattle Mariners 

Nook Nacks — Back to the Futures Game

How’s it going? Loathing work a little bit after celebrating America over the long weekend? Looking to coast through the day, do as little work as possible, then maybe duck out at 3 or so? We support you completely, and we’re here to help. Today we bring you Part Two of our Futures Game roster fisking. Part one can be found here. Below you’ll see four guys that will play in the game, and one guy who won’t but was going to up until a little over a week ago….

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Seattle Mariners 

Nook Nacks — May 9

This season’s been a little weird. The Marlins have the second best run differential in the NL. The Rockies have the best run differential in the NL. The AL East was supposed to be dynamic and vibrant, but now they look like five different shades of gray. Weird can be fun and interesting or it can be be boring and drab. Better to focus on the fun. Most of these players below are fun. One of the prospects is normal-sized for a human man but tiny for a professional athlete…

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