With a slow week in Seattle Mariners news, I started to think what effect the results of this offseason would have on the future of the Mariners.
Although General Manager Jack Zduriencik is reportedly still searching high and low for another bat for the current lineup, it would not surprise if the loyalest of M's fans if Seattle again comes up empty handed in their quest for power.
With that in mind, 2015 seemed like a good year to predict how the M's would look. Why 2015 you ask?
Well, in 2015, the Seattle Mariners very well could be starting a new TV deal as illustrated by the guys over at U.S.S Mariner. And as we've seen over the past two off-seasons, these new TV deals can really help teams find the extra money to bring in new players (Los Angeles Angels in 2011 and 2012, Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012).
This is also the year Felix Hernandez is no longer under his current contract with Seattle which means the Mariners roster could look drastically different than it does now. Whether the M's decided to extend, trade or fail to resign King Felix, 2015 will be a key year in the Seattle Mariner franchise.
Let's take a look.