Seattle Mariners 

Free Agent Profile: Chase Headley

Several years ago Chase Headley was an emerging superstar with the San Diego Padres. He showed power in the minors before blossoming into a star in the very pitcher-friendly Petco Park. After the 2012 season trade rumors escalated as Headley was coming off a 7.2 fWAR season and had just two years of club control remaining. The small-market Padres seemed likely to deal the third baseman. That didn’t happen, however, and after a stint on the disabled list in 2013 and a drop in value of approximately 50 percent to 3.6 fWAR,…

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Seattle Mariners 

Free Agents 101: Corner Bats

Kyle Seager makes for a franchise cornerstone at third base, but otherwise the Seattle Mariners have holes at first base, both corner outfield spots, and designated hitter. As it stands Dustin Ackley and Logan Morrison figure to be the club’s starting left fielder and first baseman respectively if the new season were to start today. However both are coming off strong second half performances that may be unsustainable. Seattle also has Michael Saunders penciled in as the everyday right fielder but there are reports that the club will be aggressively shopping…

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Seattle Mariners 

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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Seattle Mariners 

The Mariners’ Right-handed Bat Options

For some reason the Seattle Mariners believe they are so littered with left-handed hitters that they are narrowing their search for offense to right-handed hitters. I’m not saying they won’t even consider lefties, but it seems they are fascinated with getting more right-handed after signing Robinson Cano. Corey Hart is right-handed. Clearly he’s in the plans to get a lot of plate appearances, no matter how he’s used in the field. Mike Zunino appears to be a big part of the club’s plans at catcher, there’s another 300-450 PAs from…

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