5 Need, 5 Wants Fans Are Looking For From The 2017 Seattle Mariners
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Jean Segura NEEDS To Solidify The Shortstop Position
The biggest off-season addition, Jean Segura, must be at least a solid starter at shortstop. The last time the Mariners had a shortstop exceed 2.0 fWAR was in 2011 -that was Brendan Ryan. Segura needs to break that streak.
If Segura posted just a starter quality 2.0 fWAR, it would be a 2.5 win upgrade over the tandem of Ketel Marte and Shawn O’Malley.
We WANT another 20 home run, 30 stolen base season from Segura!
Wouldn’t this just be awesome? Can you name the last Mariner to go 20/30? If you guessed Mike Cameron, you win! The Mariners haven’t had this power/speed potential since 2002 Mike Cameron.
It probably won’t happen, but if it did, the Mariners offense becomes one of the three best in all of baseball. How many teams could boast a 2-5 of Segura, Cano, Cruz, and Seager? Sign me up.