The Mariners and free agency

The Seattle Mariners have a multitude of needs if they plan to rectify the issues that kept them from building upon their 87-win season of 2014. Hundreds of free agents are on the market as of Friday, free to sign with any club. Many make some sense for a club like the Mariners. Some do not. The M’s need pitching, at least one more starter, probably even if Hisashi Iwakuma is re-signed or accepts the qualifying offer. The bullpen needs at least three new names, including a high-leverage arm that…

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