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Seattle is Building a Contender

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The Seattle Mariners are quietly building one of the most dangerous teams in the AL. The past two off seasons have been full of big moves. Last year they were able to lock up Robinson Cano and now this year they have acquired Nelson Cruz while signing Kyle Seager to an extension.

Seattle is not afraid to make big moves and are now one of the best teams in the AL. At this point they have to be the favorites in the AL West. King Felix will no longer be pitching behind a ice cold offense and will get the run support he deserves. This team has gold glovers, sluggers, team players and a Ace. What more can you ask for?

The Mariners aren’t done. They are looking for another arm and are in talks with Melky Cabrera. Melky has had a shaky past with PEDs but he is back to playing ball. Cabrera will be a tough get as it seems every team wants his talents. It would make sense as he is good friends with Cano and Cruz and a change of scenery may help him be even better.

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  1. George Monterroso

    December 6, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Their offense will definitely be better, but I want to see the effect Safeco has on a guy like Cruz who benefited from hitting at Camden Yards last season. It already sapped Cano of some of his power numbers, and I suspect it would do the same for Melky if he joins them. With Felix and the rest of that pitching staff though, I agree that the Mariners are trending upwards. Wouldn’t be at all surprised if they finish first or second in the West.

  2. Jack Andrew

    December 6, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    But…. Let’s just remember. We always think New York is “building” a contender, and it never seems to pay off.

    I wouldn’t consider it build, I’d say “buying” a contender.

    But good article!

    • Ryker Salazar

      December 7, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      I understand what you are saying but I don’t think this is like the Yankees. Seattle has talent they brought up and now are finishing the roster with signings and trades.

  3. George Monterroso

    December 6, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    That’s because the Yankees, as I’ve mentioned in some past articles, just keep a sinking ship afloat with some expensive patchwork signings. They never realize they are mortgaging future success for weak playoff runs. They would be better off having a few bad years and rebuilding their farm system. The Mariners on the other hand, are actually built on some young talent of their own which they’re attempting to compliment now with some free agent signings. THAT’S how it should be done. It’s not a bad thing to invest in outside talent, it’s just a matter of how smart and compatible the additions are.Let’s see if it pays off for them.

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