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    The Seattle Mariners signed general manager Jerry Dipoto to a multiyear contract extension on Friday [url=http://www.seahawksauthorizedshops.com/authentic-byron-maxwell-jersey]http://www.seahawksauthorizedshops.com/authentic-byron-maxwell-jersey[/url] , a reward for the club being on track to end the longest playoff drought in the four major professional sports in the U.S.

    The agreement comes with the Mariners 24 games above .500, and striving to make the postseason for the first time since 2001.

    ”We’re obviously happy with the work he’s done so far and look forward to the next several years as well,” team president and CEO Kevin Mather said. ”We are having some success on the field, but when I said the work he has done so far, I’m referring to day one. We hired him Sept. 28, 2015 and he hasn’t stopped since the day he got here.”

    Since the start of the 2016 season, Dipoto’s first full year [url=http://www.washingtoncapitalsteamshop.com/authentic-alexander-alexeyev-jersey]Alexander Alexeyev Capitals Jersey[/url] , the Mariners have the eighth-best record in the majors at 220-192. Seattle’s 56-32 start through 88 games is tied for the second-best mark in franchise history. Only the 2001 team that tied the major league mark for most wins in a season with 116 victories surpassed the start of the 2018 Mariners.

    ”This is a no-brainer for me,” Dipoto said. ”I told you all when I got here that this was a dream job for me. It’s a great market in a city that is starved to win, with an opportunity to be creative.”

    While there are still issues in the farm system, Dipoto has succeeded in making the major league product better. He has turned over a roster that had gotten old and added key younger pieces like Mitch Haniger, Jean Segura and Dee Gordon, who are major contributors in Seattle’s start to this season.

    Dipoto also has locked up key parts of Seattle’s core for the next several seasons, either through club control through arbitration or long-term extensions. Seattle’s current starting rotation is under contract through the 2019 season and the only everyday player without club control beyond this season is designated hitter Nelson Cruz.

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