Seattle’s Nelson Cruz stands in the dugout Sunday during the eighth inning of a 3-2 loss to Oakland. The Mariners have a solid core to build around, but face another offseason of flux in pursuit of their first playoff berth since 2001.
Seattle’s Nelson Cruz stands in the dugout Sunday during the eighth inning of a 3-2 loss to Oakland. The Mariners have a solid core to build around, but face another offseason of flux in pursuit of their first playoff berth since 2001. Ted S. Warren The Associated Press
Seattle’s Nelson Cruz stands in the dugout Sunday during the eighth inning of a 3-2 loss to Oakland. The Mariners have a solid core to build around, but face another offseason of flux in pursuit of their first playoff berth since 2001. Ted S. Warren The Associated Press

John McGrath: Mariners prefer to play for keeps, not play out the string

October 02, 2016 07:51 PM

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