Seattle Mariners: 10 Worst Free Agent Signings in History

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Seattle Mariners: 10 Worst Free Agent Signings in History
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The name Bill Bavasi strikes fear into the hearts of many Mariners fans. It wasn't that he was a scary guy, just what he did to the team between 2004 and 2008 as GM—a time we'd all like to forget.

His free agent signings were particularly harrowing. Six of the 10 players on this list were added by Bavasi. I probably could have done a full list of his mistakes alone, but we wouldn't learn anything new.

He wasn't the only one to make mistakes, though. In the past couple of decades, Mariners GMs have negotiated some truly disheartening contracts that resulted in devastating disasters.

You'll notice a consistency among most of the players in this list is that they were at least good at one point in their careers, just not necessarily with Seattle. It's actually a Mariner trend, and it works both ways. When they've got a young guy playing really well, they trade him (A-Rod, Randy Johnson and the list goes on).

I've put together a list of some of the biggest flops in Mariner's history that will include many names that you've been trying so hard to forget, sorry.

Not included, but still notable: Big Richie, Jarrod Washburn, Miguel Bautista, Rich Aurilia, and Adrian Beltre.

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