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The lessons of 2006


As another lost season rolls round and round before finally going down the drain, it's time to look at what the Mariners gained this year, despite losing another 90 games (when the season is finally over).

On the rest of this blog entry, you'll find my thoughts on the foundation that revealed itself this season, the foundation the M's management can use to anchor a successful team next year and beyond.

Then, at the end, you'll find a question I want you to answer. Please take the time, and we'll discuss it on this site over the next couple weeks.

Now the positives. The M's …

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