What was anticipated as being a big offseason for the Seattle Mariners has been anything but. To this point, Seattle has re-signed pitchers Oliver Pérez and Hisashi Iwakuma, traded for Robert Andino and Kendrys Morales, and signed free-agent outfielders Jason Bay and Raúl Ibañez.

Although Jack Zduriencik hasn’t signed any marquee free agents this winter, several big names are still on the market. Among ESPN’s top 50 free agents, two in the top 10 are still available: outfielder Michael Bourn and pitcher Kyle Lohse.

Any of the aforementioned star players would be a valuable and welcomed addition to the Pacific Northwest, but here’s why the Mariners’ front office should focus all their attention on two-time Gold Glove winner and All-Star Michael Bourn.

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