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The Seattle Mariners: A Winner?

Published by on April 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The 2008 Seattle Mariners had the second-worst record in baseball (61-101); it was a campaign of no power and no pitching.

They paid a Carlos Silva $12 million over the season to lose 16 games—almost $1 million per loss.

They gave up five promising prospects for an ace—Erik Bedard—who pitched just 81 innings. GM Bill Bavasi probably thought he was buying job security when he swung the deal, but he was actually ringing up his own ticket out of town.

The '08 M's became the first team with a $100-million payroll to lose 100 games. It's enough to make one wonder just where these '09 Mariners—the third-best team in MLB—came from.


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