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May 22, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Mariners poll: Should Seattle sign Kendrys Morales?

 

Kendrys Morales, shown during a game in Anaheim last seaosn, hit .277 with 23 home runs and 80 RBI in 2013.  Harry How / Getty Images

Kendrys Morales, shown during a game in Anaheim last seaosn, hit .277 with 23 home runs and 80 RBI in 2013.
Harry How / Getty Images

Larry Stone’s excellent column explores the issue of whether the Mariners should sign designated hitter Kendrys Morales to solve their hitting woes and to fill a huge hole at designated hitter. It’s a pretty compelling argument because of the lack of production at that spot – the Mariners DHs are hitting .197 this season – and the hamstring injury that is expected to sideline Corey Hart for four to six weeks.

But there is a cost: It’s likely to take about $10 million to coax Morales out his hiatus in Florida. Ahere’s also the question of whether Morales, who hit .277 last season with 23 home runs and 80 runs batted in, could help the Mariners quickly after not playing since last year. He’s hardly known as physical specimen who keeps himself in top shape.

Comments on Larry’s column raise excellent issues on both sides.

So what do you think? That’s our Take 2 poll for today. Register your vote and weigh in on comments or via email to me.

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