Justin Upton, gone. Josh Hamilton, gone. Mike Napoli, gone. Mark Reynolds, gone.
The Mariners have failed to land any of the top free-agent sluggers this offseason, but they signed veteran outfielder Jason Bay and acquired a quality hitter in first baseman Kendrys Morales via trade with the Angels on Wednesday (via ESPN).
Morales is a proven hitter and Bay was once a highly feared offensive player who hopes to rejuvenate his career in the Pacific Northwest, where he attended college.
With these two offensive additions and more to come, here's how the M's batting order should look in 2013.
1B Justin Smoak
INF Robert Andino
OF Casper Wells
OF Eric Thames
1B/OF Mike Carp