Spring Training 2013 Preview: The Seattle Mariners’ 40-Man Roster as it Stands


Sep 21, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners designated hitter Jesus Montero (63) waits for the pitch during the game against the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field. Seattle defeated Texas 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

With Spring Training’s voluntary reporting only 8 days away and the mandatory date for all non World Baseball Classic players 17 days away, the Seattle Mariners’ roster could use a bit of boosting. With only one catcher – Jesus Montero – on the actual roster, things look unsettled for the Seattle team.

The team is very top-heavy when it comes to pitchers. Here’s a quick rundown of the pitchers on the team’s roster:

It would seem to me that the Mariners might benefit by trading a couple of those pitchers for a catcher or two on the 40-man roster. Who do you think they should trade?

September 30, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics catcher George Kottaras (14) tags out Seattle Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak (17) at the plate during the second inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

When it comes to infielders, the Mariners have at their disposal:

The outfielders that the Mariners will be able to draw upon are:

How would you construct the 25-man active roster out of this group? What do you think the Mariners should do in order to have a more complete roster?