Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 3/11/14
It’s do-or-die time for Justin & Dustin With a new Skipper in the dugout, Lloyd McClendon, there seems to be a new swagger lurking its way through the Seattle Mariners‘ spring training complex in Arizona.  Despite my initial hesitation in the Jack Zduriencik selection of McClendon as the new M’s manager, I must admit I really like the tone he has set so far in his brief Mariners managerial career. One of the things that seems clear to me, and I’m sure is crystal clear to some of the Mariners’ younger players this year, is that if you don’t perform, McClendon is going to find someone else who will. Those words must be ringing true to two Mariners in particular this spring: The M’s first baseman of the past few seasons and the newly anointed left fielder. Dustin Ackley Dustin Ackley survived the 2013 MLB trade deadline. Will he survive 2014? In all honesty, I thought Dustin Ackley was going to be traded at the deadline last July.  The M’s were still reasonably in contention at th...
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