Checking in with the Mariners...
Will Mariners go for the big strike (ie, Prince Fielder)? - Seattle Times
"Beyond what his offense would do for the Mariners, you've got to think that Fielder's presence would help others in the lineup, young players like Justin Smoak who suddenly wouldn't have to carry the bulk of the power burden."
Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik heads to the Winter Meetings with a lengthy checklist. | Mariners.com: News
"The Mariners would like to dive into the Prince Fielder sweepstakes, but with an already stretched budget, filling the club's needs will require general manager Jack Zduriencik to continue his bold deal-making."
Mariners interested in Fielder - Scott Boeck | USA TODAY
"The Mariners are in desperate need for offense. The team ranked last in the majors in runs (556) and batting average (.233), OPS (.640) and second-to-last in the American League in home runs (109)."
The John Jaso Hitting Experience - Lookout Landing
"The idea of a cost-controlled left-handed hitting catcher who is willing to stand mostly motionless in the batter's box while pitchers hurt themselves and the rest of the defensive team with their wildness is a great one..."
Vinnie Catricala and Taijuan Walker earned the Mariners' top Minor League honors for 2011. - Mariners.com
Vinnie Catricala has been named the Mariners' Minor League Player of the Year and right-hander Taijuan Walker earned Minor League Pitcher of the Year.