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Re-Grading Every Seattle Mariners Offseason Acquisition
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For a split second on Wednesday afternoon, I wanted to believe again. 

Believe that Kyle Seager with one swing of the bat could show us the way.  Almost improbably he did, with a game-tying grand slam in the 14th inning to keep the Seattle Mariners alive when seemingly all was lost. 

Of course two innings later it all fell apart. 

In some ways the Mariners 16-inning loss on Wednesday to the White Sox followed by the flat performance Thursday against the Yankees was symbolic of this season, a roller-coaster ride with a series of highs and lows that ultimately left everyone dizzy and generally unsatisfied. 

With each passing week we hope to find answers with this team.  Yet as we settle in to the month of June, it's getting harder and harder to escape the fact a lot of people within the organization are starting to feel some serious pressure, especially manager Eric Wedge and general manager Jack Zduriencik.  

With that in mind, I figured it might be as good a time as any to revisit some of the Mariners offseason moves to see if they have contributed to the team's weak start. 

In most cases I have grades that I assigned back in January to help compare, but for others who came into the fold later on, I made sure to reference their potential contributions in pieces written throughout the offseason.   

As you can imagine some moves have worked out quite well, while others have not, but will any of the revised grades surprise you?

Let's take a look and see...

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