There are always questions with the Seattle Mariners.

While other teams are readying for playoff runs in 2013, the Mariners faithful are left to wonder if their team will be competitive. After the weak hitting of the last few years, just being relevant would be nice.

Seattle missed out on Josh Hamilton, but moves are being made. Kendrys Morales is a solid addition, and perhaps Jason Bay will rediscover his power stroke with the Mariners.

Still, there are lingering questions that remain unanswered. This is a team that is definitively in progress, and there are multiple areas of weakness.

With that in mind, here are five big offseason Seattle Mariners questions that need to be answered.

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