Seattle Mariners News – 2013 Mariners Updates
Despite their last place AL West finish in 2012, the Mariners have reason for optimism in 2013. After finishing at the bottom of the American league in runs scored, the Mariners decided to reconfigure Safeco Field and move in their outfield fences for 2013. This should generate higher power numbers, especially with newly acquired switch-hitting slugger Kendrys Morales, who was acquired via trade from the Angels. Free agent signees and returning Mariners Michael Morse and Raul Ibanez should also add significant pop to the lineup. The most important offseason deal the Mariners made was their extensions of ace pitcher and 2010 Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez. The 22 year old righty agreed to a 7-year, $175 million extension, making him the highest paid pitcher in baseball history.
The Mariners open their season with a 4-game series in Oakland against the A's
and a 3-game series in Chicago against the White Sox
. Their home opener at Safeco
comes on 4/8 against new divisional foe, the Houston Astros. Prices start around $40 for bleacher and upper level seats, with field box tickets starting around $65. Aside from opening day, the most expensive Mariners home games come 6/28-6/29 against the Cubs
and 7/9-7/10 against the Red Sox
. Overall, Mariners tickets for 2013 are averaging $65, 17th highest in the league and 7% below the league average. Fan looking to save money should purchase tickets for games in May or September, which average under $50. The most expensive months for Mariners tickets are April and June, when tickets average around $75.