5 questions facing the Mariners in 2021

SEATTLE — After a very strange 2020, everyone has reasons to look ahead with hope to a New Year and new beginning in ’21. For the Mariners, that certainly holds true as well following a truncated developmental season that provided a few answers, but left many things unanswered. As the

SEATTLE — After a very strange 2020, everyone has reasons to look ahead with hope to a New Year and new beginning in ’21. For the Mariners, that certainly holds true as well following a truncated developmental season that provided a few answers, but left many things unanswered.

As the club prepares to push forward again in its rebuilding process, here are five questions for 2021.

1. Is Kelenic ready to make a difference?

If you’re looking for a reason to get excited about the Mariners’ prospects for the coming season, look no further than their No. 1 prospect per MLB Pipeline, Jarred Kelenic. The 21-year-old outfielder likely will start the season at Triple-A Tacoma, but look for him to be an early addition to the Major League roster with the chance to develop alongside 2020 AL Rookie of the Year Award winner Kyle Lewis.

Kelenic was the key piece of the seven-player trade with the Mets that sent Robinson Canó and Edwin Díaz to New York two years ago, and he is eager to get his big league career underway. With an intriguing mix of power and speed, the…

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