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Matt Calkins: Are the Mariners in fact building for a brighter future as they dismantle 2018 roster?

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 10:04 p.m.

So a mom, dad and their two kids hop into a self-driving Subaru, zip under some hoverboards on their way to the stadium, slip on their climate-controlled jackets when they get out, devour their drone-delivered hot dogs 10 rows behind the third-base dugout, and get set to watch the Mariners’ first playoff game since 2001. What? Not a possibility? It isn’t feasible that the longest postseason drought in American sports can double in unsightliness over the next decade or two?

Sports >  Seattle Mariners

Yankees get James Paxton from Mariners for Justus Sheffield, 2 others

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

Imagine a Mariners starting rotation without its most talented pitcher going into the 2019 season. As part of general manager Jerry Dipoto’s offseason of change, which isn’t a teardown, a build-up or a reset, but a re-imagining of the roster, Seattle has traded talented, but at times enigmatic left-handed pitcher James Paxton to the New York Yankees in exchange for three prospects.