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

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Feb 18, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik speaks to the media during MLB media day at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

7: Are the Mariners the Mystery Team for Jeong-Ho Kang?

This from Dan’s posted on the mysterious posting of the South Korean short stop:

"South Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang will be negotiating with a Major League baseball team very soon. This after his Korean (KBO) team, the Nexen Heroes accepted a posting bid of $5 million. The problem is, no one knows who the mystery team is. Could it be the Seattle Mariners? With two shortstops already in the mix – Brad Miller and Chris Taylor – it seems unlikely. But several teams in the hunt for a shortstop have already confirmed that is wasn’t them. It’s not the San Diego Padres (CBS Sports), New York Mets (New York Post), Baltimore Orioles (Baltimore Sun), San Francisco Giants (GM Brian Sabean), New York Yankees (ESPN), Toronto Blue Jays (team broadcaster Mike Wilner), or Los Angeles Dodgers (LA Times)."

If the Mariners had won the posting bid to negotiate with Kang, it would have indicated more moves in the middle infield for the M’s. They would have certainly traded one of their young shortstops, maybe for a sizable outfield bat.

But alas, Kang’s posting bid of $5 million was made by the Pittsburg Pirates, and had little to no impact on the Mariners offseason– aside from a few days of excitement and anticipation from fans.

Coming in at number six on our top-10 stories of 2014 is a familiar face contemplating a return to the Seattle Mariners: