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Mariners Turn Ghostbusters on Yankees in Extras

Well, I never thought I'd see that again.

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More Sam Haggerty

My formative years as a baseball fan were in the 1980s. I specifically liked the Whitey Herzog style of managing, as typified by his teams in Kansas City and St. Louis that won six division titles, two pennants, and a World Series—a style that eschewed the home run and relied instead on contact-hitting, fleet baserunning, and defensive excellence. That's my jam.

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Previewing the '21 Mariners: Catcher/Infield

The catcher position hasn't historically been a strength for the Mariners. When the franchise's best players to man the position include a hitter who only got on base at a .309 clip (Dan Wilson), a one-year-and-done solid hitter that was considered a defensive liability (Omar Narváez), and a guy who saw local taverns use his batting average to determine the price of a pint of beer (Dave Valle), the bar for success is pretty low. The club is cautiously optimistic now, though, with a catching tandem for 2021 that should hold its own.

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