An All-Time Ex-Mariners Team

Posted: 11th November 2009 by Arne Christensen in MLB
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Some weeks back I had a spare hour on my hands, and wanting to not get swallowed up by fond nostalgia for the 1995 Mariners, I put together a starting lineup and roster of the best ex-Mariners. These are guys who played however briefly at the Kingdome or Safeco, were traded, signed with other teams, or were simply released, and went on to star elsewhere.

I tried to pick players who spent at least one season as Mariner starters before leaving town, but the one absolute condition is that these players had to get better with their new teams: They couldn't be established stars who kept doing as well after leaving Seattle or future Hall of Famers who spent a year or two near the end of their careers in Seattle. So there's no Alex Rodriguez in this lineup, or Rickey Henderson, or Gaylor ...

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