SodoMojo’s Top-10 Most-Viewed Mariners Stories of 2014

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Oct 7, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Matt Kemp in the dugout before game four of the 2014 NLDS baseball playoff game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

1: Seattle Mariners: Could Matt Kemp Be Next?

In a story from one of our newest writers– Jon O’Connor– Sodo Mojo explored the possibility of OF Matt Kemp in a Mariners uniform.

With a glut of outfielders on hefty contracts, it has made sense in recent seasons that the LA Dodgers look to shop at least one of them on the trading block. Kemp was the most sought after, as his numbers were still impressive despite recent injuries.

After the Dodgers traded for another outfielder in Chris Heisey, Jon wrote:

"The Dodger outfield  now consists of Matt Kemp, Carl Crawford, Yasiel Puig, Andre Ethier, Scott Van Slyke and now Chris Heisey. This doesn’t even mention their top prospect Joc Pederson who was a 30 home-run, 30 stolen-base guy in AAA in 2014."

The idea of acquiring Kemp– at a steep price no less– was polarizing. Some would do it in a heartbeat if the Dodgers at some of his monstrous contract. Others didn’t want to touch him with a 10 foot pole, as his injuries raised many red flags.

Kemp was traded in 2014, though it was to the Padres and not the Mariners. And looking at the haul the Dodgers received for San Diego, it seems like the Mariners made a good choice not bidding for him with young, promising talent.

Thanks for reading Sodo Mojo’s 2014 in review: the top-10 Mariners stories of 2014. Lots of news, rumors, and success touched the Mariners in 2014. What’s in store for 2015?

Let’s hope the playoffs, at the very least.