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Link passed on by Jed MC:

LET'S GET TO the key point: It's time for a change at the top of the Mariners organization.

The board of directors needs to replace Howard Lincoln as chairman and CEO and advance Chris Larson, the owner of the second-largest share, to franchise leadership.
Obviously, Lincoln is not walking the opponent's No. 9 hitter, nor letting grounders skip under his glove. But he and president Chuck Armstrong put in charge the baseball people, principally general manager Bill Bavasi, who created a personnel impasse from which there is no getting around this year.
(and so on and so forth)

The sooner the bloodbath begins, the sooner the bodies may enrich the soil with the nutrients needed to develop new life. It's science.

The Mariners are in the unusual position in which they need to rebuild more thoroughly at the top than at the bottom. This team isn't that many pieces away from being a contender again, but I think I speak for all of us when I say that I don't have the slightest amount of confidence in the suits we have to go get those pieces, and so finding new suits seems a necessary prerequisite to sustained, substantial success.

Do it. Do it now. It might be our only hope.