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What to do at 3B and C?

We all know that the Mariners have the largest weakness at 3B and C(with a OF surplus problem and 1B/DH issue as well, but those are minor). My question is what do we actually do at these POS in the offseason. According to MLBTR, this is what we are looking at (I took out the no F%^ing way players)

Catchers

Ryan Doumit (31) - $7.25MM club option for 2012, $8.25MM club option for '13 with a $500K buyout
Ramon Hernandez (36)
Gerald Laird (32)
Yadier Molina (29) - $7MM club option with a $750K buyout
Dioner Navarro (28)
Kelly Shoppach (29) - $3.2MM club option with a $300K buyout
Chris Snyder (31) - $6.75MM club option with a $750K buyout


Third basemen
Wilson Betemit (30)
Jorge Cantu (30)
Greg Dobbs (33)
Edwin Encarnacion (29) - $3.5MM club option with a $500K buyout
Omar Infante (30)
Felipe Lopez (32)
Jose Lopez (28) WOW he is only 28
Aramis Ramirez (34)
Omar Vizquel (45) HEHEHE

 

And there is noone of interest that is going to make the Mariners a whole heck of a lot better from an OF standpoint (I know that any upgrade over Figgins and Olivio is an upgrade, but this list doesn't make you smile)

Jack Z and everyone knows we need to get new faces in these 2 spots, but the options are so thin it might not be worth the money to sign say an Aramis Ramirez to turn into a worse version of Beltre 2008.

 

That is why I think we need to trade. Here is a list of the 2013 Free Agents for those 2 spots (I show this because with one year left, they have the greatest chance of moving). Once again, I tok out the crumby names

Catchers
Chris Iannetta (30) - $5MM club option with a $250K buyout
Russell Martin (30)
Jeff Mathis (30)
Brian McCann (29) - $12MM club option with a $500K buyout
Miguel Montero (29)
Mike Napoli (31)
Miguel Olivo (34) - $3MM club option with a $750K buyout
Ronny Paulino (31)
Humberto Quintero (33)
Carlos Ruiz (34) - $5MM club option with a $500K buyout
Yorvit Torrealba (34)

This has some very interesting names that I like very much (Montero!!!!!!) But I imagine the good names get signed, but there are some names that wont get resigned that have interest as well (Martin,Napoli)

Third basemenGeoff Blum (39)


Maicer Izturis (32)
Kevin Kouzmanoff (31)
Mark Reynolds (29) - $11MM club option with a $500K buyout
Mark Teahen (31)
Ty Wigginton (35) - $4MM club option with a $500K buyout
David Wright (30) - $16MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Kevin Youkilis (34) - $13MM club option with a $1MM buyout

Thats an odd list, with 2 names that will most definently get resigned, and a few names of interest

 

So let the rosterbation begin. What do the Ms do at these 2 spots over the Winter?

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