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2023 Seattle Mariners Thread

Biff Tannen

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That $24M is one of the luckiest player extensions in history. 


Mariners first baseman Evan White recently suffered a Grade 2 groin strain and will be out of action for the next two months, per Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times.

This news is the latest in a series of frustrating setbacks for a player who was once a highly-touted youngster. Selected 17th overall in the 2017 draft, White thrived in the lower levels of the minors and got himself onto Baseball America’s top 100 list in 2019 and 2020. It was in that time, November of 2019, that he and the club agreed to a six-year, $24MM extension. It was a vote of confidence in a young player who had yet to crack the majors but seemed on the verge of a breakout after hitting .293/.350/.488 in Double-A.

White was promoted to the big leagues in 2020 but struggled in his first taste of the majors, hitting .176/.252/.346. He also struck out in 41.6% of his plate appearances over 54 games in the shortened season. Since that time, White hasn’t been able to play much at all due to injuries, requiring hip surgery and sports hernia surgery. He played just 34 games in 2021 between Triple-A and the majors, then just 28 Triple-A games last year. 

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Let's just start having ghost runners and play rock paper scissors for home field advantage in the world series.  And while we're at it, how about trampolines in the outfield and have the batters run to first with an egg on a spoon?  Fucking farcical.  All of it.

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