Seattle Mariners Offseason Prediction – If The M’s Had The Dodgers Budget

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Oct 11, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Nelson Cruz (23) in game two of the 2014 ALCS playoff baseball game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Mariners Offseason Prediction: Nelson Cruz (4 years, $55 million)

With Victor Martinez off the market, Nelson Cruz is the only remaining proven power-hitting free agent.

As I said in the realistic version, Cruz had his best slash line since 2010 in all three categories with a .271/.333/.525 and a career-best 4.7 WAR.

Putting a 40 HR bat in between Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager would create a downright scary middle of the order for opposing pitchers.

Next up: M’s still need a SP