With $41 million to go to break even after the signing of All Star 3B Chone Figgins was made official, the Mariners are literally tied to every top Free Agent in some capacity. The list is long. The Internet churns out a vast number of rumors. We all know the usual suspects, All Star Red Sox slugger Jason Bay, Mariner killer John Lackey, the arch rival Angels ace, on-base wizard 1B Nick Johnson, World Series MVP Hideki Matsui, former Mariner killer Rich Harden, All Star 2B Orlando Hudson, etc. Despite the fact the Mariners could actually sign all of the above free agents, and keep a sane budget, there are some in the Mariners' community who seem afraid to see the plausibility of adding a much needed power bat like Jason Bay.á I probably would not advocate it either unless we were enterin ...
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