Pretend you’re a major league team and someone asked you: How many right fielders and/or designated hitters do you think you can jam onto one roster?
Now pretend you took that not as a hypothetical question or a thought exercise, but instead as a challenge. Congratulations! You’re the Seattle Mariners.
As of Wednesday night there was still some smoke around rumors that the Mariners were involved in trade talks with the Los Angeles Dodgers for Andre Ethier and, more amusingly, the Miami Marlins for Giancarlo Stanton. Seattle is clearly still in the market for some sort of corner outfielder whom they may or may not want to rotate through the designated hitter slot, which considering their signings to date this offseason is more than a bit nutty.