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FanPost Friday: Mitch Haniger makes a statement & other early offseason polls

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Who else is ready to run through some walls?

Los Angeles Angels v Seattle Mariners Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Thursday morning, the Lookout Landing staff slack channel came alive when Mitch Haniger posted his Players’ Tribune piece that was the embodiment of the “triumph” emoji.

Go ahead and read it if you haven’t yet. I’ll wait.

My initial reaction as a life-long Mariners fan was, “Oooh that’s a bold move there, Mitch, I dunno ‘bout all that.” Pessimism and lived-experience dies hard as a safety mechanism for not getting your hopes dashed. But, the more I read and the more I thought about it, I really came to appreciate Mitch for his honesty, vulnerability, and willingness to make that very bold statement. Hindsight be damned, there is no better time to be all-in on this team. If the front office buys into that and can be convinced to spend, then hell yes, we’re gonna have a lot of fun next season at the ballpark. So maybe by putting this all there publicly, Mitch has helped improved the team’s chances of making the narrative come true. Time will tell!

Los Angeles Angels v Seattle Mariners Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Anyways, y’all like polls, right? Good! Because they’re back! In...poll form...yeah.

Poll

After reading Mitch Haniger’s Players’ Tribune article, I felt:

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  • 28%
    Inspired
    (397 votes)
  • 3%
    Skeptical
    (50 votes)
  • 30%
    Why isn’t it March 2022 yet?
    (428 votes)
  • 5%
    Dread for how this will read in a year
    (76 votes)
  • 2%
    Nervous and unsure
    (34 votes)
  • 28%
    Mitch is our Champion
    (397 votes)
1382 votes total Vote Now

Poll

When I read the section where Mitch detailed all the injuries and setbacks he experienced post-ruptured testicle, I felt:

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  • 4%
    Ill
    (58 votes)
  • 5%
    Extremely ill
    (66 votes)
  • 15%
    Like getting into the fetal position
    (184 votes)
  • 63%
    Extremely happy and proud of Mitch for playing a full season in 2021
    (743 votes)
  • 10%
    I dunno, I blacked out
    (124 votes)
1175 votes total Vote Now

Okay, how about some PLAYOFF POLLS?!

Poll

NLCS!

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  • 22%
    Go Dodgers
    (282 votes)
  • 45%
    Go Atlanta
    (580 votes)
  • 31%
    Meteor
    (399 votes)
1261 votes total Vote Now

Poll

ALCS!

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  • 21%
    Go Boston
    (281 votes)
  • 3%
    Go Houston
    (51 votes)
  • 32%
    Are you fucking kidding me?!?! All of you, die in a fire
    (418 votes)
  • 42%
    The above option is too violent for me, but I wish both teams nothing but bad things in life
    (549 votes)
1299 votes total Vote Now

And here are some early offseason polls for your free agent speculating pleasure:

Poll

If you could only pick one, which position player is your top priority free agent signing for the Seattle Mariners

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  • 31%
    Marcus Semien
    (421 votes)
  • 22%
    Kris Bryant
    (307 votes)
  • 13%
    Carlos Correa
    (186 votes)
  • 15%
    Corey Seager
    (215 votes)
  • 5%
    Freddie Freeman
    (78 votes)
  • 3%
    Trevor Story
    (47 votes)
  • 0%
    Nick Castellanos
    (12 votes)
  • 3%
    Chris Taylor
    (41 votes)
  • 1%
    Javier Baéz
    (23 votes)
  • 1%
    Other
    (27 votes)
1357 votes total Vote Now

Poll

If you could only pick one, which pitcher is your top priority free agent signing for the Seattle Mariners

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  • 41%
    Max Scherzer
    (551 votes)
  • 12%
    Marcus Stroman
    (164 votes)
  • 13%
    Robbie Ray
    (184 votes)
  • 6%
    Kevin Gausman
    (83 votes)
  • 5%
    Carlos Ródon
    (77 votes)
  • 11%
    Noah Syndergaard
    (157 votes)
  • 2%
    Eduardo Rodriguez
    (29 votes)
  • 3%
    Clayton Kershaw
    (43 votes)
  • 2%
    Other
    (28 votes)
1316 votes total Vote Now