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Glass is 54% full: Why anger over Mariners’ offseason moves might have been premature

So ... is it possible they got better? Football season is behind us, spring training is here, and the state of the Mariners is at the forefront of Seattle fans' minds. This is a team that has been competitive in each of the past three seasons (89.3 wins per year) and broke a playoff drought in 2022 — but has drawn ire and prompted skepticism from fans this offseason. 
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Mariners spring training preview: Will Mitch Garver solve the DH problem?

Feb. 14—When Nelson Cruz played his last game as a member of the Mariners in 2018, the organization decided to shift away from having a full-time designated hitter. It's a philosophy they were adamant to embrace for reasons based on need or availability or some combination of both. Instead of finding another slugger that could be a daily presence in the lineup, a hitter that they likely ...
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Mariners spring training preview: Is an MVP season in store for Julio Rodriguez?

Feb. 13—Julio Rodriguez, it appeared, had some pretty sweet seats inside Allegiant Stadium to watch the Super Bowl in Las Vegas on Sunday. Soon after the Kansas City Chiefs closed out a dramatic victory over the San Francisco 49ers in overtime, Rodriguez posted a picture on social media of the Chiefs' celebration on the field. Along with the picture, he wrote: "I want to know what that feels ...
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Mariners spring training preview: Cal Raleigh more than carries the load as foundational catcher

Like an obscure trivia category played by patrons watching a Seattle Mariners game at a sports bar, or perhaps a frustrating exercise to prove the level of a person’s fandom, listing off the players that failed to fill the role and success of stalwart catcher Dan Wilson in the seasons that followed his retirement in 2005 is not easy or enjoyable.
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Mariners spring training preview: How good can the M’s rotation be in 2024?

If the Mariners are going to contend in the American League West in 2024, they'll do so on the strength of their starting pitching. Through all the upheaval and uncertainty this winter, the Mariners approach the start of spring training next week having accomplished one of their primary objectives of the offseason: They made five notable trades to reshape their lineup.
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Analysis: An early projection of the Mariners’ 2024 roster

SEATTLE – As gray skies cover Puget Sound and raindrops feel commonplace, it’s difficult to comprehend how quickly the Major League Baseball season is approaching. Pitchers and catchers are required to report to spring training on Feb. 14 – the unofficial start of spring training and the 2024 season.