YEAH I SAID IT. BRING THIS MAN BACK!
I understand that he got the ovations, the outpouring of love, and that he and Julie gave their goodbyes.
I DON’T CARE. I WANT HIM TO RETIRE A MARINER!
Look. The Mariners and Kyle Seager have a chance to come together and get over this. Whether or not Dipoto feels like he is at fault, this is what I think he should do.
“Hey Kyle. It’s Jerry. No, don’t hang up. Look… I’m sorry. We could have communicated better and talked a bit more. I want you back, and I want to make this work so that you can retire a Mariner. What do you say?”
Sign Seager to a 4-48, with some of it deferred over four more years. Saw something along the lines of 4-32, with 16 deferred over four more years.
He debuted in 2011 with the Mariners, and hasn’t seen the playoffs. If they keep him around, I guarantee he makes the playoffs in the next four years. The team is spending money and has an incredibly talented farm system. Keep him around as the vet, the guy who can help the youngsters learn, helping teach whoever comes in to play third.
Also, you know what? He is only 34. There is a fair chance that he could have a resurgence for a few years. He could also retire a Mariner. There’s something special about that. Playing what could end up being 15 seasons with one club, and that’s the only one you play on? That list isn’t very long. Only 69 players have done that in the history of baseball. That’s an elite club.
MAKE IT HAPPEN.
I understand this sounds very fan-ish. Good. That’s the point. Sometimes, it isn’t about what makes the most sense, or what’s the most businesslike. Signing Seager would mean the world to the fans. We all love him and his family. Plus, you would get to see him and his brother play against each other in the same park 19 times a season. That would be awesome. Come on Seattle… get it done!
Well, what do you think? Are there other targets out there that you want the team to go after? Let us know… and go Mariners!