It’s almost here, Mariners fans: pitchers and catchers report in six days! Until we can bring you news of actual baseball events, here is some quality shoe-gazing as the Seattle blogosphere reflects on this offseason.
You want a good lights-out story? Super Bowl has nothing on the Mariners — In light of the power outage at this year’s Super Bowl, Larry Stone recounts a moment in Mariners history when a similar scenario caused a bit of havoc on the field.
Josh Hamilton and Not Wanting to Play in Seattle — Dave Cameron debunks the myth that hitters, for varied and unfair reasons, just don’t want to come to the Emerald City.
Let’s Talk Seattle Mariners Front Office — Last month, Cameron elaborated on the nature of a changing front office. Jeff Sullivan adds to that discussion here, explaining that as Jack Zduriencik and his team are an “old-school organization” (and helpfully pointing out that scouting-focused Brian Sabean has two World Series titles under his belt in the last three years), we should evaluate them as they have evolved—not as they used to be.
Mariners payroll stands at just under $79 million with spring training right around corner — If you’re looking for a breakdown of Mariners’ salaries and costs for 2013, the full list can be found here. Geoff Baker explains that the club has ample room to flesh out the starting rotation, even with deferred payments to Ichiro and the leftovers of Chone Figgins’ and Miguel Olivo’s contracts.
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