The Mariners might have 2 star catchers and a looming decision to make about them

The Mariners already have an everyday, borderline Star catcher. They also have one of the top catching prospects in baseball, and a looming decision to make
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If you were someone who had any doubts about Cal Raleigh when he was a newer member of the team, that had to have changed after witnessing his pinch-hit, walk-off home run against the A's in 2022 to clinch the Mariners a spot in the playoffs for the first time in years. As someone who was born in the mid-90s, this was the first time I have really witnessed this team make it to the playoffs, and boy, what a special moment that was. As Dave Sims mentioned on the broadcast, many Mariners' fans shed a happy tear watching this unfold.

That being said, another young stud in the Mariners Farm System could make his way to the big leagues as soon as next year. If you aren't aware of Harry Ford, definitely go do your homework on him. Ford has been working his way through the Mariners system for the last couple of years and even got a chance to play on the National Stage as a member of Team Britain during the World Baseball Classic. Ford is a player who can hit for average, has pop in his bat, and can surprise you with speed, which is uncommon from the catcher position.

The way I see it, the Mariners have a few different options to choose from when it comes to their future plans at Catcher. One of these options could be out of their control, though, depending on what Cal wants in his future. Let's dive a bit deeper into what decisions the M's could think about moving forward.