In an alleged attempt to compliment the historic Robinson Cano signing, it’s being reported by CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman that the Seattle Mariners are in talks with free agent slugger Nelson Cruz.
We’re boring down on February, the free agent market for hitters has nearly dried up entirely and the Mariners continue to be tied to Nelson Cruz. Why? Maybe because the reporters are just connecting dots; the Mariners need offense and Cruz and Morales are two of the very best options available that could make some kind of difference. Maybe the Mariners have legitimate interest in Cruz. Why? I haven’t the foggiest.
For the first time in weeks, the rumor mill at Safeco Field seems to be quiet. However, the prospect of Nelson Cruz joining the Mariners hasn’t quite died out yet.
This year, it appears some teams are down in Florida looking to finish off deals they started this past week, or before that when the general managers meetings took place last month. The Seattle Mariners are one those teams.
Multiple reports claim the Mariners are putting their money where their mouth is when it comes to giving free agent Robinson Cano a contract,
The Seattle Mariners have put their eggs in all baskets in terms of their search for more offense. Who’s on their radar?
Seattle, which is hitting only .218 as a team, struck out 32 times in the three-games at Texas that started with two shutout losses. The Mariners have 63 Ks their last five games.
Seattle Mariners outfielder Michael Saunders was named to the All-WBC (World Baseball Classic) team along with USA’s David Wright and the Dominican Republic’s Robinson Cano.
Now at 25 years old, Leonys Martin has to deal with an unenviable burden: replacing Josh Hamilton in the Rangers’ lineup.