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CHICAGO – There are always a ton of reasons to explain why a team is nearing a 100-loss season, but it’s not like the Cincinnati Reds’ offseason teardown put them in a position to succeed. The Reds mostly subtracted from their big-league roster last offseason, and it transformed an 83-win club into one of the league’s worst teams. ...
SEATTLE — (AP) — Because of one stat, pitcher Matthew Boyd has become the go-to player to ask about the Seattle Mariners' situation. Not the stats on the back of his baseball card, mind you. It's the fact Boyd was born in Bellevue, Washington, on Feb. 2, 1991. That he grew up on nearby Mercer Island and was 10 years old the last time Seattle reached the postseason.
Columnist Jim Moore, aka @cougsgo, is here to eat crow regarding his bad Mariners prediction — but the emotions from his family and fans improve the taste.