MLB Free Agency: Could the Seattle Mariners be reaching their payroll limit?

Dec 12, 2013; Settle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) poses for a photo following a press conference at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Mariners have been spending a lot of money in hopes of contending in 2014 and beyond.

First they landed the biggest free agent on the market in Robinson Cano, then continued to bring in some talent while being linked to other big name targets. Guys like Shin-Soo Choo, David Price, Nelson Cruz are guys who could still be on their list.

Yeah they would have to trade for David Price, but they have the players that could possibly bring him over to Seattle. But do they have to payroll left to be making more moves?

I mean, this isn’t MLB 13 The Show where you were able to select ‘Ignore Budget’ and stock your Major League and Minor League rosters with nothing but the best talent on the market.

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports, Club officials are signaling that the team is nearing it’s payroll limit. The team could be cutting back on big name targets, but may not be completely done adding more depth.

“We’re at a point where I think we are trying to do a few more things. I’m not sure that anything is going to be a huge splash. We have some options out there that we can either make a trade or could add another piece to it. I think that if we go for another large deal, that obviously is going to have to go above my head. And at this moment, we are where we are, and we’re trying to make things work with what we have.” Seattle Mariners General Manager Jack Zduriencik said in an interview with Ken Rosenthal.

A very interesting situation in Seattle despite taking a step in the right direction with Robinson Cano and other additions. This could be a break even year for the Mariners depending on the rest of the rest of the moves they make.

Topics: Bartolo Colon, Corey Hart, Logan Morrison, Nelson Cruz, Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners

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