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Seattle Mariners are an American professional baseball team based in Seattle, Washington. Enfranchised in 1977, the Mariners are a member of the Western Division of Major League Baseball's American League. Safeco Field has been the Mariners' home ballpark since July 1999. From their 1977 inception until June 1999, the club's home park was the Kingdome. The "Mariners" name originates from the prominence of marine culture in the city of Seattle. They are nicknamed "the M's", a title featured in their primary logo from 1977 to 1992. The current team colors are navy blue, teal, and metallic silver, after having been royal blue and gold from 1977–1992. Their mascot is the Mariner Moose. Seattle Mariners team mainly plays spring training games in the Peoria Sports Complex in Peoria, Arizona. They share the complex and stadium with the San Diego Padres.

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Seattle Mariners ticketsThe 2010 Seattle Mariners season will be the 34th season in franchise history. They will look to be making the playoffs for the first time since the 2001 season. They will also look to improve upon their 85-77 record from the year before.

Most of the 2009 coaching staff was retained, with the exception of third base coach Bruce Hines. Mike Brumley was named the new third base coach on October 30, 2009.

Former Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim third baseman Chone Figgins signed a four-year contract valued at $36 million. General manager Jack Zduriencik noted Figgins' versatility on defense and could ask him to play second base as well.

Ken Griffey, Jr. returned to the Mariners with a one-year deal after a successful 2009 season and large amount of Seattle fans asking for "One More Year" Shortstop Jack Wilson signed a 2-year, $8 milli,on deal to remain in Seattle. Wilson was one of the players received from the Pittsburgh Pirates at the trading deadline in 2009.

As part of a four-team, nine-player trade, the Mariners acquired Cliff Lee in exchange for three prospects.

On December 14, 2009, the Mariners, along with the three other organizations including the Philadelphia Phillies, the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Oakland Athletics agreed to a 4-team, 9-player deal. The Mariners will receive former Cy Young Award winner Cliff Lee from Philadelphia in exchange for three prospects as a complement to ace Félix Hernández.

Milton Bradley was acquired in a trade for Carlos Silva.

On December 18, 2009, the Mariners traded pitcher Carlos Silva and cash to the Chicago Cubs for outfielder Milton Bradley, particularly noting his offensive capablities. Red Sox First Baseman Casey Kotchman was also acquired by the Mariners in exchange for Bill Hall, a player to be named later, and cash.

On October 19, 2009, catcher Kenji Johjima, the first Asian-American catcher in Major League Baseball, exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and returned to playing in Nippon Professional Baseball.

Two-time Gold Glove winner Adrián Beltré opted for free agency on November 5, 2009. The third baseman declined $12 million in arbitration from the Mariners only days after the team signed Chone Figgins. Beltre offically parted ways with the Mariners when he signed a one-year, nine million dollar deal with the Boston Red Sox.

Pitcher Phillippe Aumont, noted as one of the top prospects in the organization, was sent to the Phillies in the trade for Cliff Lee. Also, pitcher Brandon Morrow was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays as well.