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Mariners seek a pitcher -- could it be Moyer?

Posted on: November 9, 2011 8:08 pm
Edited on: November 9, 2011 8:09 pm
MoyerBy Evan Brunell

The Mariners hope to bring in just one starting pitcher this offseason, leaving Seattle enough time to worry about how to upgrade its offense, Fox Sports writes.

The Mariners are set with Felix Hernandez and Michael Pineda topping the rotation. In addition, despite Jason Vargas having a poor second half, it appears he will be back in Seattle for another season. Add in Blake Beavan, who had a solid debut last season in 15 starts, and four rotation spots are taken care of. That leaves just one more spot to go, but Seattle isn't keen on plugging that spot up for several years as three prospects in particular are nearing major-league readiness.

Given the presence of James Paxton, Danny Hultzen and Forrest Snow, who broke out last season after being taken in the 36th round of the 2010 draft, the M's will try to sign someone on a one-year deal. Fox Sports notes Jamie Moyer (pictured) as a potential fit. Moyer spent much of his productive career in Seattle, and the veteran could be a good stopgap until the pitchers on the farm are deemed ready. It's surprising that Seattle may not want someone more established given it is difficult to view Blake Beavan as a pitcher worthy of blocking another, but the Mariners are keen on giving Beavan a shot given he was part of the Cliff Lee trade in 2010.

The Mariners were the league's worst offense in both 2010 and 2011, and historically will rank among the worst of all time. Seattle needs to focus all its energies on finding offense where they can get it in free agency and trades. GM Jack Zduriencik drafted Prince Fielder in Milwaukee and saw him develop into a star, so there have been rumors that the Mariners could go after Fielder.

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Since: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: November 10, 2011 9:17 am

Mariners seek a pitcher -- could it be Moyer?

MOre proof that Seattle isn't serious about winning anything anytime soon.  Poor Felix, Ichiro, Ackley and Pineda.

Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:27 pm

Mariners seek a pitcher -- could it be Moyer?

- 1  hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 10:25 pm

Mariners seek a pitcher -- could it be Moyer?

Really ??????

Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: November 9, 2011 9:55 pm

Mariners seek a pitcher -- could it be Moyer?

Moyer would be beneficial in the develoment of their younger pitchers and a good influence to have around the clubhouse as well as be short term fix for the long term future of the franchise.

Since: May 31, 2010
Posted on: November 9, 2011 8:12 pm

Mariners seek a pitcher -- could it be Moyer?

Bring him back, a need a player in MLB older than me to keep me feeling young.

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