The Herald’s Best of the Mariners poll series is coming

For the next 11 days you can vote for the best season by a Mariner at each position on the diamond.

The 2018 Major League Baseball season is fast approaching, with the Seattle Mariners playing their opener on March 29 against the Cleveland Indians at Safeco Field.

To celebrate the opening of the baseball season we decided to have a little fun in the form of a Best of the Mariners poll series, where we ask readers to determine the best ever season by a Mariners player at each position on the diamond.

Each day for the next 11 days there will be a poll on the Seattle Sidelines Blog covering a different position. At each position four individual seasons will be listed — a single player can have more than one season — along with an “other” option. The statistics from each option will be listed with the poll, and a handful of additional seasons will be mentioned as possible “other” choices. If you vote for the “other” option, please specify which season you believe is best in the comments section.

Here’s the poll schedule:

Monday, March 12: Starting pitchers

Tuesday, March 13: Relief pitchers

Wednesday, March 14: Catchers

Thursday, March 15: First basemen

Friday, March 16: Second basemen

Saturday, March 17: Third basemen

Sunday, March 18: Shortstops

Monday, March 19: Left fielders

Tuesday, March 20: Center fielders

Wednesday, March 21: Right fielders

Thursday, March 22: Designated hitters

At the end of the series the results will be compiled and printed along with a column that includes my selections on Sunday, March 25, which is the final Sunday before the beginning of the regular season.

We’re looking forward to your votes!

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