Seattle Mariners Top-10 Story Lines For 2015

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Dec 8, 2014; San Deigo, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon speaks to the media at MLB Winter Meetings at Manchester Grand Hyatt. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The upcoming season for the Seattle Mariners will garner the attention of baseball fans outside of the Pacific Northwest as well as members of the national media.

Why? Because after missing a one-game playoff for a spot in the postseason in 2014 by one measly game, the Mariners made moves to upgrade their offense and put themselves in a position to make the playoffs for the first time since 2001.

In fact, the Mariners are one of only three teams to have not made the playoffs in the past decade. Only the Toronto Blue Jays have waited longer (1993).

So, as we have now turned the calendar to 2015, let’s take a look at what are the Top-10 potential story lines for the Mariners this year.

But before we get to that, please take a look back at the Top-10 stories – as chosen by you the readers – in 2014.

Now, without further adieu, let’s take a look at the year to come.