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FanPost Friday: Is this Kyle Seager’s last ride with the Seattle Mariners?

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Checking the fanbase’s pulse as the hot corner occupier of the last 10 seasons enters what could be his last couple months as a Mariner

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No Seattle Mariners fan in their right mind would consider us a “lucky” or “blessed” fanbase. Despite that, we have had many things to be thankful for as fans, even during this prolonged postseason drought. I would argue that many folks have, at one time or another, taken Kyle Seager for granted as the everyday third baseman. I definitely have at times. Sometimes when a reliably productive player’s name is written in pen on the scorecard for so many seasons in a row, you tend to shift your focus onto all other deficits in the lineup when the team isn’t playing well. But, through the ups and downs of the last 10 seasons, Kyle Seager has been holding down the hot corner and reliably posting good-to-excellent fWAR totals, with an average of 3.4 fWAR over those 10 seasons and career-highs of 5.2 fWAR in 2014 and 2016.

Now in the final season of his 7-year, $100 million contract, the Mariners do have a club option they can exercise to extend him through the 2022 season for $15 million. Or, they could offer him a multi-year extension. Or, they’ll simply say their good byes and Seager will either test out the the free agent market or perhaps even consider hanging up his cleats.

So, I’ve got #SimplySeager polls here to take the pulse of the LL Hivemind. Where do you stand?

85th MLB All Star Game
from the 2014 All-Star Game, which feels like two lifetimes ago. hi, fernando!!

Poll

Do you want Kyle Seager on the Mariners in 2022 and/or beyond?

This poll is closed

  • 66%
    Yes
    (990 votes)
  • 21%
    No
    (320 votes)
  • 12%
    Undecided
    (190 votes)
1500 votes total Vote Now

Poll

If you answered no, why?

This poll is closed

  • 30%
    Would rather see the team acquire a new 3B in the offseason
    (143 votes)
  • 43%
    Would rather give Kyle’s reps to a younger player already in the org
    (199 votes)
  • 25%
    I think he’s about to fall off significantly production-wise
    (120 votes)
462 votes total Vote Now

Poll

If you answered undecided, what will help make up your mind?

This poll is closed

  • 17%
    I want to see how this season plays out
    (58 votes)
  • 37%
    I’d like to hear what Kyle Seager personally wants to do
    (123 votes)
  • 45%
    I’m waiting to see how the offseason shakes out
    (149 votes)
330 votes total Vote Now

Poll

If you were in charge, would you exercise the club option for 2022?

This poll is closed

  • 59%
    Yes
    (715 votes)
  • 40%
    No
    (486 votes)
1201 votes total Vote Now

Poll

If these next couple months are the last we see of Kyle Seager in a Mariners uniform, how will you feel about that?

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    Sad
    (339 votes)
  • 1%
    Happy
    (16 votes)
  • 2%
    Indifferent
    (34 votes)
  • 50%
    Grateful for his time with the Mariners, but okay with moving on
    (613 votes)
  • 14%
    Upset with the Mariners for not extending him
    (178 votes)
  • 2%
    Excited to see Seager play with the Braves or somewhere else
    (35 votes)
1215 votes total Vote Now

Feel free to elaborate in the comments or reminisce about your favorite Kyle Seager moments and stories.


One more thing! Time to take a look at last week’s AL WEST HATE RANKINGS. First and last place were mostly unianimous, but the #2 and #3 spots were hotly contested. Here’s where we stand on our hateration:

  1. The Houston Astros (obviously)
  2. The Oakland Athletics
  3. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  4. The Texas Rangers

So, it’s a little fudged because in the question for the #2 hated spot, the Angels got 36% of the vote versus the A’s at 35%, but then for the #3 hated spot, the Angels pulled more at 37% and the A’s only pulled 31%. Now, I know this is not a perfect system, but given that the number of votes on each question is fairly close, I’m more inclined to put the A’s at #2 since they pulled 35% versus 31% for #3. Highly debatable, I am sure! So, people who are better at math than me and any election nerds out there (please, no party-specific politics) can sound off in the comments. Have a great weekend and go freakin’ Mariners!