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Seattle Mariners’ 2014 Season Outlook

Mariners' 2014 Season Outlook

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The Seattle Mariners had a pretty decent offseason where they acquired some solid talent. They’ve got a new manager and new faces, so why can’t they compete this year? Here is a complete breakdown before Opening Day 2014.

Top 5 Hitters

Robinson Cano
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Top 5 Hitters

Robinson Cano
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5. Brad Miller
4. Justin Smoak
3. Logan Morrison: Whether he’s the DH or in the field, Morrison is a solid bat.
2. Dustin Ackley
1. Robinson Cano: One of the best hitters in the game, he’ll be a nice addition to the lineup.

Top 5 Pitchers

Felix Hernandez
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Top 5 Pitchers

Felix Hernandez
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5. Joe Beimel
4. Yarvis Medina
3. Erasmo Ramirez: He has had a very solid spring contending for a starting job.
2. Hisashi Iwakuma: He may not be as good as last year, but he’ll still be solid.
1. Felix Hernandez: The team’s ace, look for Hernandez to have another solid season.

Top 5 Newcomers

Logan Morrison
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Top 5 Newcomers

Logan Morrison
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5. Fernando Rodney
4. Corey Hart
3. Scott Baker: He should be a nice addition to the Mariners' rotation.
2. Logan Morrison
1. Robinson Cano: He was the prize of the 2014 free agency sweepstakes and Seattle got him.

Top 5 Prospects

D.J. Peterson
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Top 5 Prospects

D.J. Peterson
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5. Victor Sanchez: In 20 starts at single-A, he went 6-6 with a 2.78 ERA. Sanchez is a very young arm to keep an eye on.
4. Austin Wilson
3. Edwin Diaz
2. Luiz Gohara
1. D.J. Peterson: He has hit .308 with a homer in Spring Training. He’ll tear it up at AAA.

Season Prediction

Seattle Mariners
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Season Prediction

Seattle Mariners
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While the Mariners made some improvements this past offseason, they still aren’t quite “there” yet. They have potential, but they are still a season or two away from it really coming to fruition. However, don’t sleep on them this season. I think they’ll finish with an 78-84 record.