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Commentary: Perfect player for M’s doesn’t exist in free agency

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The ideal acquisition for the Seattle Mariners this winter is a speedy right-handed hitting corner outfielder with a strong arm, adequate power, a keen recognition of the strike zone, a history of durability and a contract that won’t guarantee him $50 million or $60 million after he turns 35.

The Mariners’ Mr. Right should have no baggage — no suspensions for performance-enhancing drugs, no major scrapes with the law, no reputation as a clubhouse malcontent.

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