These two words give chills to Mariners fans, who shudder with the recent memories of Chone Figgins, Richie Sexson, Miguel Batista, and Carlos Silva—memories of Bavasi's unyielding belief that he could field a team of pricy free agents.
However, with spring training just around the corner and viable free agents still looking for work, GM Jack Zduriencik is looking for the last couple of potential players to compete and build a better 2012 Mariners squad.
By no means are we scraping the bottom of the barrel rather, looking for that diamond in the rough. At this point, most free agents are looking to settle for one-year deals with incentive-laden contracts, which represents a prime opportunity for the Mariners to find possible impact players at bargain prices.
With a bit of cash left in their pocket, here are some remaining free agents that the Mariners should be taking a look at as potential contributors in 2012.