Mariners Grace Cover of S.I. 2015 Baseball Preview Issue
With the headline "Time To Believe," Seattle Mariners ace pitcher Felix Hernandez and all-star second baseman Robinson Cano grace one of the four regional covers of Sports Illustrated this week.The magazine tweeted the link to their website featuring the covers that also include defending AL champions Kansas City, the Cleveland Indians' Cy Young-winner Corey Kluber and Michael Brantley as well as the Washington Nationals recently acquired Max Scherzer and Bryce Harper.
In the double issue, Sports Illustrated states, "It could be anyone’s year in 2015, when smart free agency moves and development of young talent can be bring perennial cellar-dwellers to the pinnacle of a title.
"The Washington Nationals, Seattle Mariners and World Series runner-up Kansas City Royals each have the potential to hoist the crown this season.
"The Seattle Mariners, longtime bottom-feeders in the AL West, will rely on youth and ace Felix Hernandez to get over the hump and back into the playoffs."
The issue with the Mariners cover will be sent to subscribers and newsstands in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Hawaii and Alaska.