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2011 All Former Mariners FAs

Conveniently, there are exactly 25 unrestricted free agents that have played for the Mariners. What would that roster look like? Let's find out!

  1. Endy Chavez, CF
  2. Casey Kotchman, 1B
  3. David Ortiz, DH
  4. Raul Ibanez, LF
  5. Wily Mo Pena, RF
  6. Greg Dobbs, 3B
  7. Yuniesky Betancourt, SS
  8. Jason Varitek, C
  9. Jose Lopez, 2B
  • C Josh Bard
  • 1B Russell Branyan
  • INF Adam Kennedy
  • INF Carlos Guillen
  • INF Ramon Santiago
  • INF Omar Vizquel
  • INF Jack Wilson
  1. Joel Pineiro
  2. Erik Bedard
  3. Freddy Garcia
  4. Horacio Ramirez
  5. Miguel Batista
  • Jamey Wright
  • Damaso Marte
  • Arthur Rhodes
  • George Sherrill
Of course, this team has its holes. It's not a contender. It's not good at all. The back end of the rotation is horrific, and Endy Chavez would be run ragged with a couple statues on either side of him in the outfield. The lineup significantly lacks depth as well, though at least the mix of lefties and righties is good, which at least doesn't make them highly susceptible to platoon splits.

You know what's scary though? Sub out a couple infielders for some relievers, and the team's construction is exactly what you want. Somehow, a shockingly complete roster of former Mariners is available in the 2011 free agent market. Also, it scares me how Adam Kennedy would be on the bench of this all-free-agent team, and he started a bunch of games for the real Mariners this year. Food for thought...

I'm not promoting that any team should pursue a Mariners reunion this offseason. I just highly doubt that any other team could build a rather complete roster out of free agents that have played for them. Is this residue from being so bad at so many positions the past couple seasons? Is it a freaky coincidence? I don't know what it is, outside of a fact.

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