The Seattle Mariners have some definitive weaknesses going into 2013.
When you finish 75-87 and 19 games out of first place, there are certainly areas of improvement that can be found.
Are the Mariners heading in the right direction? Will some of these categories of weakness finally be addressed in the 2013 season?
Unfortunately, that is a matter of debate.
Unless the Mariners are able to fix some of their shortcomings, they may continue to languish in the cellar of the American League West.
With that in mind, here are the Mariners' five biggest weaknesses heading into the new year.