Seattle Mariners 

Future stars late in the draft

The 2015 Major League Baseball amateur draft is less than two months away and the Seattle Mariners will have to wait until the second round to make their first selection with the 60th pick. That’s the latest that the team has drafted since they drafted Matt Tuiasosopo in at the 93rd overall spot in the third round in 2004. The Mariners are getting a late start in the draft because they’ve surrendered their first-round pick as a result from signing a free agent – slugger Nelson Cruz – who had…

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Who’s In, Who’s Out: NL West

The National League West division got a whole lot stronger when the Los Angeles Dodgers’ new ownership decided to push their cards all in and spend as much as necessary to win. It was a fairly busy offseason for the five clubs, but both the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants elected to use plenty of their resources on retaining some of their key pieces. The Arizona Diamondbacks made a series of interesting trades while the San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies made a couple interesting acquisitions of their own. Let’s…

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Top 2014 NL MVP candidates

Pittsburgh Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen took home the hardware after the 2013 season, posting superstar offensive numbers to pair with his strong defense and baserunning. It didn’t hurt that the Pirates were contenders, but there’s no denying how well McCutchen performed in 2013. The 2014 race starts with McCutchen, because he’s currently walking around with the title belt, but there are numerous worthy candidates to unseat the 2005 first-round draft pick. In assessing the top candidates for the award this season, I will ignore the voter aspect in my rankings,…

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