2011 is finally here, which means we can forget about the disaster that was 2010.
We know that the Mariners won't be very good this season. We could focus on that, but I think our time could be better spent looking at where the team is headed.
Prospects Dustin Ackley and Michael Pineda should make their debuts this season. Justin Smoak will try to take a step forward in his age 24 season. Michael Saunders and Adam Moore hope to improve and remind us of why they were interesting prospects. King Felix will hold court and Ichiro will be Ichiro.
There are plenty of things to look forward to in this 2011 campaign, and payroll relief will arrive next season.
Below you'll find a table of contents with links for your convenience.
Slide 02: Player Profiles
Slide 27: Prospects to Watch
Slide 30: Coaching Staff
Slide 38: Bold Predictions
Slide 43: Division Rivals
Slide 46: Team Projection