Discussion: Mariners’ Offseason

It's been less than 15 months since Jack Zduriencik became general manager of the Mariners, but in that time he's transformed a 101-loss team (with a $100M payroll, no less) into a squad that's the early favorite to win the AL West in 2010. After adding Chone Figgins and Cliff Lee earlier this month, Zduriencik may have pulled off his greatest move today, when he turned the awful Carlos Silva into the potentially useful Milton Bradley.

Despite Zduriencik's wizardry, his club still has holes at first base, left field/designated hitter, and perhaps in the bullpen. They were in on Nick Johnson until the Yankees gobbled him up, and expressed interest in both Johnny Damon and Jason Bay. The latter two don't fit Jack Z.'s mold of pitching and defense, however.

Here's the list of available free agents, see any fits? What about Felipe Lopez, with Jose Lopez sliding over the first? Maybe a Reed Johnson-Gabe Gross platoon? Tell us what you think in the comments.


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