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A few notes and thoughts from today’s B game

Normally with B games, you don’t usually go to them when they are away from the complex. Time logistics of getting back for the regular game can make it difficult

But with James Paxton and Taijuan Walker both scheduled to pitch three innings in today’s B game in Goodyear, the media made the trek over there to see them perform.

Neither was outstanding. And it’s clear that both still need some seasoning in the minor leagues before they are ready to pitch for the Mariners.

Paxton made the start and looked solid in the first inning. He gave up a

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Position preview: Can Kyle Seager improve on his breakout year?

Call it a surprise. Call it a breakthrough. But Kyle Seager isn’t about to let you call his 2012 season with the Seattle Mariners an aberration.

After starting the season as a platoon player, he took away the third base job from a flailing Chone Figgins and made it his own – and became probably the team’s best hitter in the process.

But don’t think for a second that Seager has rested on his accomplishments during the offseason. That has never been his way. And it never will be. He knows he can’t simply rely on his talent because he’s

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