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From Thirty-Nine Games Out Last Year, To First Place In 2009

Published by on May 5, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Seven months ago, the Mariners were sitting at the bottom of the American League West, thirty-nine games out of the division lead. Now? They are 15-11 and leading their division.

Granted it is just May and we are just 26 games into a 162 game season, it is a good sign that they are doing well.

Over the end of last season and winter, the Mariners shed many parts to the core of their team.

First baseman Richie Sexson, outfielder Raul Ibanez, closer J.J. Putz, reliever Sean Green and outfielder Jeremy Reed were moved or left in free agency, while they acquired many key players to their 2009 team.

When the Mariners traded Putz, Green and Reed to the Mets, they received outfielder Endy Chavez, pitc...

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