The season is young, but the Seattle Mariners are looking good in their first series of 2013. The M's have a new look and a new feel about them this year. Young players are another year older, and the addition of veteran bats have proved valuable and the team seems to have a new found swagger and confidence, boosted by an impressive spring in which the club tallied 22 victories and slugged a league-high 58 homers.
In the grand scheme of things, spring training doesn't really matter. But the hot start the Mariners got off to has to bode well for them going forward, and they have the ability to surprise many and might be the surprise team this season.
When making predictions, one must be optimistic yet realistic. Keeping that in mind, here is one bold prediction for every player on Seattle's 25-man roster.
All statistics via MLB.com, ESPN.com and baseball-reference.com.