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M's in on everyone, only to come up empty?

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07:25 AM ET 11.26 | As the hot stove season heats up and the temperatures dip, what to make of Seattle? Earlier this offseason, I wrote conflicting accounts about the Mariners' interest in free-agent first baseman Mike Napoli, first saying they were "in," then saying they were "out." Well, after checking back with multiple sources, I have concluded that they are indeed "in." And while I have no idea whether the Mariners ultimately will land Napoli, their pursuit of him makes absolute sense. The Mariners' wish list includes, to varying degrees, Nelson Cruz, Carlos Beltran, Jacoby Ellsbury and Shin-Soo Choo. The team also wants to add a starting pitcher and a closer, but offense is the priority. The Mariners need to cast the widest net possible, knowing they still might get shut out.

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November 26, 2013  08:46 AM ET

It is a money trip only to the Northwest with little chance of making the playoffs in the length of their new contract if they sign there.

November 26, 2013  09:05 AM ET

I think FA's are using the M's as leverage for new deals with other teams.

November 26, 2013  09:39 AM ET

They are on The Wrong Coast! !!

November 26, 2013  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I think FA's are using the M's as leverage for new deals with other teams.

Bingo!

November 26, 2013  03:12 PM ET

Legendary Lloyd McClueless is their new skipper as well so expect the bufoonery of Leyland to continue

November 27, 2013  09:57 AM ET

I live in the Pacific NorthWest (Tacoma) and I'm a M's fan, but they just don't get it. The article said they wanted "Shin-Soo Choo". Hell he was a M's in 2005 and 2006 and they let him go. The M's have had some damn good plaers in the past and traded them off. The bottom line, as of today the M's are a bunch of losers ad GM Zduriencik has to go!!!

 
November 27, 2013  02:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I think FA's are using the M's as leverage for new deals with other teams.

Not a problem when you can outspend other teams.

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