3 storylines to watch heading into Mariners Spring Training

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PEORIA, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 24: View of the Peoria Stadium, where the Seattle Mariners partake in Spring Training. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PEORIA, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 24: View of the Peoria Stadium, where the Seattle Mariners partake in Spring Training. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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Today, February 28th, 2021, we have Mariners baseball. As Seattle gets ready to face the new-look San Diego Padres (Or you might be reading this during or after the first game) for the first time this season in the town that the two of them share every year for a month and change, Peoria, what are the major storylines to keep watch over during Mariners Spring Training?

There has been a lot of talk about storylines with the Mariners during the last few weeks, starting with the signing of James Paxton that we all thought was a big deal. However, the entire sports world has been talking about Seattle the last week after the fiasco that Kevin Mather caused and, oh yeah that quarterback who may or may not want to be traded.

Now with Mather gone, it’s time to leave that storyline in the past and focus on what to watch this spring starting today in Peoria, AZ. There is of course the storyline that everyone is talking about (Yes I know I just said we weren’t talking about it anymore) which is what will the Mariners do with top prospect Jarred Kelenic?

While it will be interesting to see, I don’t think Spring Training has anything to do with the front office’s decision. He will either be coming up as an improbable “Our bad” move to save face on Opening Day, or they will stick to their plan and keep Kelenic down to get him AA or AAA at-bats before bringing him up.

So with that out of the way,

What are the 3 biggest storylines to watch during Mariners Spring Training this year?

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