General manager Jack Zduriencik and the Seattle Mariners have been striving to find the perfect balance of veterans and rookies over the past couple of years. The problems resulting from that strategy for the Mariners are: a) nearly all of the veterans are underperforming and b) hardly any of the rookies are really stepping up.
That made for a discontenting two seasons, but 2012 will be different. Jack Z has some money to work with, some more experienced "rookies" and more new prospects on the rise.
So what will Jack Z accomplish this offseason, and where will the balance fall for 2012?
Here's a look at what the 2012 Mariners active roster will look like by position.