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Mariners eye championship with Greinke, Hernandez

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07:51 PM ET 11.03 | The Mariners have one of the best young arms in baseball and it would be a shame if they did nothing with that potential. That's why building a rotation of two to three lights-out pitchers, along with two serviceable starters combined with a solid lineup of young and veteran talent could bring about a renaissance in Seattle. That renaissance could start with the signing of top pitching free agent Zack Greinke. And the best for for Mariners fans is, it's completely possible. The Mariners have a lot of flexibility on their roster, and adding Greinke, and perhaps a guy like Nick Swisher puts them over the top in terms of their potential. Plus, how can it be any worse than it's been?

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November 3, 2012  09:39 PM ET

rumors are rumors but then again somebody have to start them,, surely greinke would be of a great benefit not for himself along but also for the mariners, and about nick swisher i guess the media forgot to add rafael soriano, soria the free agent closer, ryan ludwick/mike napoli/hamilton/and dan haren/why not?? any of this free agents could bring magic to seatle!!!

November 3, 2012  09:43 PM ET

seatle would need some solid arms in the back end of their rotation,
they would need a catcher and napoli could bring in a tough offense to the team, greink could be the master mind in the mariners rotation with felix hernandez in front of the mariners rotation, this team could detrone rangers and any other team in the west division,,,,

November 3, 2012  11:23 PM ET

Wow. This article is pretty far off-base. The author says that other than Felix and Justin Vargas the Seattle pitchers didn't have much to offer--actually, they had a staff ERA of 3.76. Iwakuma was at 3.16. Wilhelmson was at 2.5 with 29 saves, making Brandon League expendable. They have good young arms they looked at last year, and more on the way. Pitching isn't the issue in Seattle.

What Seattle lacked was offense; they need a 1b, RF, and possibly a right handed DH. And a SS who can contribute to the offense--Ryan is a MUCH better fielder than JJ Hardy, but when you hit 194 or whatever it was, you are hurting your team. Ackkey at 2B needs to improve on offense.

November 4, 2012  12:16 AM ET

lol this team is relevant every ten years after sucking.

November 4, 2012  01:22 AM ET

really? With Smoak at 1st? gimme a break. Seattle would be best served signing up as much japanese talent as possible to get back to being competitive

November 4, 2012  07:33 AM ET

Nice plan except Grienke would melt under the lights of the playoffs and Swisher doesn't hit anything after September 1. Other than that it's a sound plan.

November 4, 2012  08:31 AM ET

Adding Greinke to their staff would assure them of not finishing last in their division, but I forgot Houston is coming so they are safe anyway.

November 4, 2012  09:23 AM ET

Any merit this article had went out the proverbial window with the mere mention that Nick Swisher could put them over the top.

I still am laughing quite heartily.

How do some writers find secure employment?

November 4, 2012  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

How do some writers find secure employment?

They go to blog sites... where they can say pretty damn much anything.

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November 4, 2012  11:40 AM ET

Mariners eye championship...

I couldn't get past this part without laughing.

November 4, 2012  11:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Mariners eye championship...I couldn't get past this part without laughing.

mariners could dream about,, and then move from the dream part to reality!!!!

November 4, 2012  11:58 AM ET

napoli would fit just right in the mariners franchise,,,

November 4, 2012  11:59 AM ET

montero should become their DH

November 4, 2012  12:38 PM ET

This team is perpetually rebuilding.
Assuming they could sign Greinke, they'd end up trading him within a year for minor leaguers.

November 4, 2012  08:09 PM ET

adding Greinke, and perhaps a guy like Nick Swisher puts them over the top in terms of their potential

This article is over the top.

November 4, 2012  09:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Mariners eye championship...I couldn't get past this part without laughing.

Don't be harsh; they could be competetivei in 2013, and have a shot in 2014. Maybe. If everything breaks right for them and they find a few hitters.

 
November 4, 2012  11:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Don't be harsh; they could be competetivei in 2013, and have a shot in 2014. Maybe. If everything breaks right for them and they find a few hitters.

They'll find hitters if and when they decide to move in their outfield fence at SAFECO.

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