No matter what kind of season a team has had, the final game of the year is a bittersweet moment.
It means baseball - even bad baseball - is about take its sabatical, and it also marks the last time some Seattle Mariners will wear the uniform. Already in 2010, we've said goodbye to Ken Griffey Jr., Mike Sweeney, Cliff Lee and others.
It's a safe bet that there will be more moves this winter. Casey Kotchman won't be back, and the team has decisions to make on players from Russell Branyan to Jose Lopez. Do you bring Milton Bradley back or eat his $12 contract for 2011?
Do you trade David Aardsma to save money for another player and let Brandon League close? You can probably add a half-dozen other questions. Feel free to add them, or your answers to them.
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For Game No. 162, here's the Mariners lineup:
- Ichiro Suzuki, RF
- Chone Figgins, 2B
- Franklin Gutierrez, DH
- Justin Smoak, 1B
- Michael Saunders, LF
- Greg Halman, CF
- Matt Mangini, 3B
- Josh Wilson, SS
- Ryan Rowland-Smith, P