Larry Stone: The Mariners have a vacancy for the next face of the franchise, but they need a lot more than that

Mar. 31—You could make a strong case that the current face of the Mariners’ franchise, generically speaking, is frozen in a rictus of frustration. Or that it has a vacant look of apathy, like an angst-ridden teenager who is rebelling against their parents. Perhaps one day soon a savior will emerge and lead the Mariners to unachieved heights. They certainly have a deeper inventory of candidates than at any time in recent memory. That includes three right out of central casting — Kyle Lewis, Julio Rodriguez and Jarred Kelenic. For the right person — the future face of the Seattle franchise — a l…

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