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Mariners trying to hone talent and breed camaraderie

Sep 08, 2019 - The Seattle Times

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - What came first, the winning or the team chemistry? In the stories romanticizing a winning team's camaraderie in the clubhouse, that debate is rarely mentioned.

Do teams win because they have great chemistry? Or is chemistry a product of winning? Are they mutually necessary?

Since general manager Jerry Dipoto was hired, the Mariners have pushed more to the analytical side. They don't sentimentalize long-standing narratives or "this is how it's always been" t...