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08:12 AM ET 12.03 | The Mariners are apparently not shy in searching for offense. "They're in on everybody," a rival GM said. That goes from Josh Hamilton and Justin Upton on down. They're considering Mike Napoli, and have talked about Nick Swisher. Cody Ross, Ryan Ludwick, Mark Reynolds and many others could fit, as well. Their desires should come as no surprise, as the Mariners have finished at the bottom of the league statistically in recent years. They do have some financial flexibility, so that's a plus. ... [GM Jack Zduriencik] is believed to have been in touch with the Diamondbacks and his old friend Kevin Towers, their GM, regarding Upton. One potential issue there is that Seattle is one of four teams on Upton's no-trade list, according to sources.

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December 3, 2012  09:42 AM ET

They can have an interest in anybody they want but signing somebody is a different animal all together. Those that may sign there are usually the guys with too few options.

December 3, 2012  09:56 AM ET
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They'll get the leftovers from the more desirable teams...maybe Soriano from the Cubbies.

Soriano had a good year. I'd take him as a DH as long as the Cubs pick up a chunk of his contract.

December 3, 2012  10:48 AM ET

Since the M's are going to move the outfield fences in, they are looking for some power hitters.

December 3, 2012  11:19 AM ET

the mariners ,,,would need to add more than napoli/more than hamilton/more than mark reynolds/the mariners weak spot its their rotation no kidding!!!!

December 3, 2012  11:20 AM ET
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Since the M's are going to move the outfield fences in, they are looking for some power hitters.

there is plenty free agents,, who is interested other than mariners?? the team could be in the 2 spot on their division,,,,,

December 3, 2012  11:21 AM ET

angels are to be left all alone at their fifth spot in their division,,,no kidding!!!!

December 3, 2012  11:24 AM ET
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angels are to be left all alone at their fifth spot in their division,,,no kidding!!!!

without a deffensive catcher/without a solid rotation/without a solid closer/ the team may bew looking in the rebuiilding mode/the angels farm system is the worse farm system from any other team,,,,,, halos lack alot all over around,,,,

December 3, 2012  11:26 AM ET

Soriano has 10/5 veto rights that he used last year to veto a trade to the Dodgers. He has said he might consider a trade to a contender this year, but he doesn't want to be a DH. I think that rules out Seattle, although he would help them.

I think this year they are looking at what is available, but maybe not quite ready to add a big piece. It sounds like they are window shopping to me.

December 3, 2012  11:27 AM ET
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be looking

into the rebuilding mode,,, a lack in finacially freedom, halos can't even sign a top hitter or a tough pitcher such greinke or can't even trade for shields and chris archer,,farm system too weak, the roster its a their worse,,,,

December 3, 2012  11:29 AM ET
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Soriano has 10/5 veto rights that he used last year to veto a trade to the Dodgers. He has said he might consider a trade to a contender this year, but he doesn't want to be a DH. I think that rules out Seattle, although he would help them. I think this year they are looking at what is available, but maybe not quite ready to add a big piece. It sounds like they are window shopping to me.

the dodgers wouldn't take soriano's contract,,,the mariners shouldn't trade anything for soriano is not worthed,,,,

December 3, 2012  11:56 AM ET

Napoli has signed with Boston -- 3 years for $39 Million.

December 3, 2012  08:13 PM ET
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Napoli has signed with Boston -- 3 years for $39 Million.

and good bye to the mariners hopes at the catching spot,,,

December 3, 2012  08:55 PM ET
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and good bye to the mariners hopes at the catching spot,,,

The Red Sox won't be carrying 4 catchers that's for sure. I would suspect that they'll be making Salty available for a trade.

December 3, 2012  08:56 PM ET

mariners looking at hamilton means nothing if you know what i mean,,,,,

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December 3, 2012  08:57 PM ET
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The Red Sox won't be carrying 4 catchers that's for sure. I would suspect that they'll be making Salty available for a trade.

here is where the mariners would fit in this needed trade,,,catching its too thing as it is,,,

December 3, 2012  08:58 PM ET
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The Red Sox won't be carrying 4 catchers that's for sure. I would suspect that they'll be making Salty available for a trade.

and yankees are desperately for a conssistent catcher injury free if you know what i mean,,,,

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December 3, 2012  09:10 PM ET
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Mariners need two bats. Then, it might take some of the pressure off guys such as Montero and Smoak and let them improve and develop without having to carry the team.But, that's easier said than done. I can see the M's adding Hamilton, because they have to improve their offense. They have Felix and some young pitching, but that offense needs help. Hamilton would make everyone better.They still need some other guys. Solid, professional hitters. Swisher fits that bill. Maybe LaRoche. Maybe Ross.They need to stay away from guys such as Reynolds. All Ks all day.

don't forget mark reynolds availability,, who knows?? he may come handy for the streaky mariners,,,

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