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Teaming up in Tampa: Former Spokane high school baseball standouts Andrew Kittredge, Drew Rasmussen forge new friendship

UPDATED: Thu., July 22, 2021

Former Mt. Spokane ace Drew Rasmussen remembers watching Andrew Kittredge pitch for Ferris High in the mid-2000s. But don't expect him to remember any specifics. Nearly 15 years later and over 2.800 miles from Spokane, Rasmussen is paying closer attention to Kittredge, his teammate on the Tampa Bay Rays. Kittredge has become one of the most effective relievers in baseball and recently pitched a scoreless inning for the American League in the 2021 All-Star Game.
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J.P. Crawford’s breakthrough has taken Mariners’ rebuilding plans to a new level

UPDATED: Sat., July 17, 2021

At the beginning of this year, if you had given the Seattle Mariners’ front office truth serum and asked if the M’s were planning to jump into the shortstop spending-spree, the likely answer would have been a definite yes. The Mariners have money to spend this winter — and team executives have publicly promised they plan to spend it — and the idea of acquiring Story’s bat or Baez’s leadership, or stealing Correa away from a division rival, had to be enticing possibilities.But now? Now they have a different answer.