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08:18 AM ET 11.16 | Though Safeco Field isn't all that old, its video board is in for a significant upgrade. The new display will be entirely a video screen, and will stretch the entire width of the center field bleachers where Safeco Field's current scoreboard is mounted. At 201.5 feet wide and 56.7 feet tall -- that's 11,425 square feet -- the video board will be 10 times the size of the current video screen when it's installed before the 2013 season, according to the Mariners. The viewing area will be the equivalent of about 2,182 42-inch flatscreen HDTVs, the M's said. That will make it the largest board in all of Major League Baseball. And it measures even wider than the humongous display at the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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November 16, 2012  08:36 AM ET

Now they need to install some decent hitters into their lineup.

November 16, 2012  09:12 AM ET

Spending that kind of money on a new video screen almost tells you that the Mariners are going to bring in n high profile free agents which in turn puts new rear ends in seats to help pay for both.

November 16, 2012  09:49 AM ET
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Spending that kind of money on a new video screen almost tells you that the Mariners are going to bring in n high profile free agents which in turn puts new rear ends in seats to help pay for both.

I think they'll be going hard after Hamilton.

November 16, 2012  10:25 AM ET

Who cares?

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November 16, 2012  11:45 AM ET
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I think they'll be going hard after Hamilton.

He would be great for 3 or 4 years.

November 16, 2012  12:03 PM ET
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Spending that kind of money on a new video screen almost tells you that the Mariners are going to bring in n high profile free agents which in turn puts new rear ends in seats to help pay for both.

The Mariner's? High profile FA's? NEVER!

November 16, 2012  12:32 PM ET
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Now they need to install some decent hitters into their lineup.

now they need to add some tough bonuses to every player salary,, more motivation and better physical condition,,,,,every player should make 200 pushas one round,then move to the batters box,,,whoever makes the most pushas should get more money to their account!!!

November 16, 2012  12:34 PM ET
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I think they'll be going hard after Hamilton.

hamilton wont be enough for the mariners weakest offense!!!! plus injuries are a big slump in hamilton's backpak~~

November 16, 2012  12:35 PM ET

the mariners need to use the same type of approach as the blue jays and the dodgers,, either go forwards or,,go backwards!!!!

November 16, 2012  12:36 PM ET

i think the mariners have the right players,except they do not have the right manager and coaching staff,,,,

November 16, 2012  12:38 PM ET
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He'd go blind from a caffeine overdose within a month after starting to play for Seattle.

the temptations would be around him in any team he do sign with it,,, only if he brings with him his own doctor,,,

November 16, 2012  12:39 PM ET

there could be more problems for hamilton than in texas,,, or he may be able to have a decent first year,,,unless otherwise!!

November 16, 2012  12:40 PM ET
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He would be great for 3 or 4 years.

or for one solo single year,,,,

November 16, 2012  12:41 PM ET
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Spending that kind of money on a new video screen almost tells you that the Mariners are going to bring in n high profile free agents which in turn puts new rear ends in seats to help pay for both.

zack greinke? josh hamilton? ryu ryu?? bj upton?? justin upton??david price??

November 16, 2012  01:45 PM ET

In Seattle we don't go after free agents we build them and send them out to the world.

As long as Hamilton isn't looking for more than 5 years I think Seattle would be a great fit as we just passed marijuana legislation. Not sure if it's his drug of choice but it's there.

November 16, 2012  04:40 PM ET
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In Seattle we don't go after free agents we build them and send them out to the world. As long as Hamilton isn't looking for more than 5 years I think Seattle would be a great fit as we just passed marijuana legislation. Not sure if it's his drug of choice but it's there.

Nice.

MLB hasn't legalized pot yet, so it would get him suspended when he got caught, but it might mellow him out a bit until then.

November 16, 2012  05:50 PM ET
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Now they need to install some decent hitters into their lineup.

Exactly my thought

 
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