Happy New Year, Mariners fans! The offseason looks long and dark at this point in the year, but we only have to muddle through 41 more days until spring training begins—and once we’ve made it to that first intrasquad game, Opening Day won’t be far behind.
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Edgar Martinez and the Career He Deserved — Patrick Dubuque reconfigures Edgar’s stats to see just how much of an impact he would’ve made if his minor league stats were adjusted and tacked onto his major league totals.
Jesus Montero New Year’s Resolutions — From basic life skills to basic baseball skills, Jesus has a lot to learn this year.
The M’s Top 10 Prospects for 2013: the National View — Last week, we linked to Baseball Prospectus’s list of the Top 10 Mariners Prospects. Today, U.S.S. Mariner compares the top prospect lists from BP, FanGraphs, and Baseball America.
Kendrys Morales and Partial Uselessness — Jeff Sullivan analyzes Morales’s handedness and the ways it affected his batting splits in 2012.
The Mariners 2012 in Review — Prospect Insider’s Alex Carson breaks down the 2012 Mariners season month by month, beginning with whispers of a Prince Fielder signing and ending with the acquisitions of Kendrys Morales and Raul Ibanez.
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