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Mariners are two players away

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Looking at the lineup today it struck me that the Ms are just two players away from being a decent offense. A true DH to move Montero to catcher and a real first baseman
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Unfortunately, we're not going to see Olivo moved out of the primary catcher position any time soon.

Oh to dream, though. Picture Olivo being gone. Montero and Jaso splitting the catching duties. Montero DHing when he doesn't catch. Liddi as the DH when Jesus is behind the plate and giving Smoak and Seager time off periodically the rest of the time. Maybe more often than just periodically. Things start to look a lot better that way, huh?

Now, about LF. Imagine Carp gets his swing together and comes back to give us the Carp/Wells platoon in LF that we expected to start the season. Where is Figgins? Who cares.

Wow. Take your two worst vets and replace them with guys we already have and the team is vastly improved. Seems like this isn't such a hard task after all.
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Alex Jackson - Don't hold your breath. He appears to be going backwards.

2015 Clinton/Everett:  .207/.318/.365/.683

2014 Peoria: .280/.344/.476/.820


Forrest Snow - Pitched decently in Tacoma, but couldn't even get a Sept call-up. No cups of coffee in the doghouse.
2015 AAA: 10-9, 4.17 ERA, 96 K, 41 BB, 1.31 WHIP, 121 IP

Career:  28-40,  4.36 ERA, 533 K,  219 BB, 1.30 WHIP,  586 IP

Gone But Not Forgotten (former adopt-a-players):
Eric Thames - A star player in Korea, hitting .381/.497/.790/1.288 in 2015 for the NC Dinos.
Matt Mangini - Out of baseball. Assistant coach for a high school team.
Mike Morse - Bad year in his good year / bad year cycle: .231/.313/.336/.649 for the Marlins and Pirates
Jamal Strong - Let go after 2005. Played in the Yankees, Cubs and Braves systems.Last seen as a scout for the Cards.

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Yes, they are, but I'm not sure which ones will be the ones to make a difference. I'm amazed at how well Liddi is doing. Seager was hot for a while, but has cooled lately. Ackley and Montero are two good bets, but we do need a couple more to come through. With so many players competing for OF spots, we should see some results there when they start coming off the DL.

Olivo and Figgins are certain to lose AB's, but Ichiro is doing well enough to keep his job. Right now the top bats are Liddi, Ichiro, Saunders, Montero, Seager and Ackley. That should be enough for any team. Because it's still early, that list will certainly change, but we shouldn't have any problems getting six good hitters before the season ends. The shortstop is the only position not capable of giving the team a good AB.
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1. Daniel Robertson, RH - CF, RF, LF, 2B - PCL regular since 2012. Developed by the Padres, MLB time with Angels and Rangers. It's good to finally have him on our side. Not on the 40-man, so he's behind a lot of players, but I still like him.


2. Blake Parker,  RH - Co-closer - From the Cubs organization, and rushed to AAA in 2008. First MLB games with Cubs in 2012. Not on 40-man roster so behind Mayckol Guaipe and Jonathan Aro.


3. Adrian Sampson, RH - Starter - From  the Pirates organization. AAA since 2014, but his first full year in the PCL. Not on 40-man roster so behind Cody Martin and James Paxton.



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Smoak better be watching over his shoulder. Liddi played well at first and he hits. Carp will be coming up soon and he can play first, too. Don't get me wrong, I like Smoak a lot. I want him to do well. It's too early to bench him but he does need to pick his offensive production up.
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2 "added" bona-fide superstars in their prime away IMHO (see Griffey, Arod types) legit 35-40 homerun guys.
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