5 Need, 5 Wants Fans Are Looking For From The 2017 Seattle Mariners
Robinson Cano, Kyle Seager, and Nelson Cruz NEED To Be All-Stars
Ok, so they don’t all have to make the All-Star team, but they need to play like All-Stars in 2017. A repeat of their 2016 seasons is a lot to ask, but it is doable. Even 80% of 2016 makes this team legit contenders.
The SeaCruNo trio has to post a WAR in the 10-13 range for this team to end its playoff drought.
We WANT This Team To Finish Top-5 In The AL For Steals and Home Runs
General Manager Jerry Dipoto quest for more speed this off-season makes this a somewhat reasonable request. The team sacrificed minimal power at their first base platoon and in left field and added major power at shortstop.
Jarrod Dyson, Jean Segura, and Leonys Martin all finished in the Top-20 of stolen bases, and Segura and Dyson finished 7th and 10th respectively.
The 30 HR potential of Cano, Cruz, and Seager, plus the 20 HR potential of Danny Valencia, Mike Zunino, Mitch Haniger, and Segura make it possible. Combined with an additional 20 home runs between Martin, Dyson, and the rest of the bench, and you have a real shot at this