Mariners Rumors: Seattle ‘Wide Open’ to Making Moves

The Seattle Mariners have missed out on several targets this offseason, but they remain “wide open” to making other moves, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Rosenthal adds that in a perfect world the Mariners would acquire a leadoff hitter and a middle-of-the-order bat.


The Mariners have watched targets Josh Hamilton, Nick Swisher and Cody Ross sign elsewhere this winter. Seattle has been in the market for offense, but as of yet all they’ve been able to add are veteran slugger Raul Ibanez and Kendrys Morales, who was acquired from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for Jason Vargas.

At this point the pickings remain slim on the free agent market. They can still sign a leadoff man in Michael Bourn, but beyond Adam LaRoche there are no clear middle-of-the-order bat candidates available.

Seattle could elect to get creative by signing Bourn and trading for their impact hitter. With the addition of Ross it’s been reported that the Arizona Diamondbacks are once again considering trading Justin Upton, a player the Mariners have targeted this offseason.

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