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Seattle Mariners: The Franchise That Forever Rebuilds?

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(1090 The Fan) – It’s Monday, April 22, and the Mariners are currently a half-dozen games under .500. We’re only 20 games into the season, but a good chunk of those 13 losses have been a little disheartening.

It feels like the descent into the layer with all the league’s bottom-dwellers started soon after the home-opening win on April 8. So, it’s only appropriate for Todd Pheifer of the Bleacher Report to ask: Will the rebuilding project ever end? Pheifer asks, “When will this rebuilding project start to look like a finished masterpiece?”

Pheifer says the days of Griffey Jr, Randy Johnson and Edgar are beginning to feel like “ancient history” because of the crop of players that have been in and out of Safeco Field since the glory days. He writes, “It is hard to say what plagues this franchise the most. Lack of funding? Wrong player selections? Inability to develop young talent? Or is it simply an elusive attitude that allows some teams to win and others to always fall short?”

It’s a good read, but it’s also an incredibly depressing read for Mariners fans: Seattle Mariners: Will Rebuilding Project Ever End?

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