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This week’s FanPulse voting features another general question, with responses pulled from across the network:
In case you missed it (and given the level of horror induced by Tee’s photoshopped Jerrie Mandipoto, maybe that’s a lucky thing for you), earlier this month Tim and Grant examined potential extension candidates among the Mariners and suggested some possible deals for players. While the Mariners aren’t currently in the same place as other teams with young stars, there’s a good chance this will be a relevant topic over the next few years as Seattle starts to graduate prospects to the major leagues.
It will be interesting to see if the trend of offering young and relatively unproven players contract extensions is still a force in baseball in 2021 and beyond, when the Mariners will be theoretically in a position to offer some extensions, or if players are still willingly signing them. It will also be interesting to see if the union will have stepped in to regulate some of these deals after the current CBA expires in 2021.
Closer to home, we have some updated numbers on managerial approval, and things aren’t looking great for Servais, who’s bearing the brunt of his team’s poor performance:
Confidence in the team has taken a hit too, although that drop hasn’t been quite as precipitous, falling from 94% to 91% this week. These numbers don’t reflect the back-to-back series sweep of this week, though, when I expect we’ll see a further tumble.
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