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SEATTLE - Kyle Seager was initially the other guy. John Randle Jersey .When the Seattle Mariners held the No. 2 pick in the 2009 amateur draft, it was clear they were targeting North Carolina outfielder Dustin Ackley. But in the process of scouting Ackley, the Tar Heels third baseman caught the attention of Mariners scouting director Tom McNamara and general manager Jack Zduriencik.Nearly six years later, selecting Seager in the third round might be the best draft pick of Zdurienciks tenure in Seattle.A player can change the destiny of an organization and you never really know where it comes, Zduriencik said Wednesday after Seager signed his $100 million, seven-year contract with the Mariners. You have to have success in other rounds.The Mariners continued their big spending of the past few years by locking up Seager in his prime. At 27, he passed up salary arbitration and pushed back his potential free agency for the security of being under contract with Seattle for the next seven years and perhaps an eighth — the Mariners hold a club option for 2022.Its a major commitment, with most of the money coming on the back end of the deal. Seager will make $4 million in 2015, but from 2018-21 he will earn $74.5 million. By that point, the Mariners believe Seager will be a perennial All-Star and Gold Glove winner.The financial commitment to Seager is on top of the deals signed by Felix Hernandez ($175 million) and Robinson Cano ($240 million) the past two off-season, and a deal with slugger Nelson Cruz expected to be for $57 million.When I took this job I said this was going to be a golden age for the Seattle Mariners. I didnt know it was going to be this much gold, manager Lloyd McClendon joked.Seager is one of the few stars to be developed by the Mariners in the past two decades. Before him, the last position player to be drafted and developed by Seattle and make his first All-Star team with the Mariners was Alex Rodriguez. Bret Boone was drafted by the Mariners and came through Seattles system, but his first All-Star game came with Cincinnati.Seagers rapid rise, and the fact he came through Seattles system, was part of the reason the Mariners made such a strong commitment.We know what we have here. We know we have a good group of guys here. We know were going to be competitive and were going to play well and were going to take it to the next level, Seager said. It was a very easy decision.Seager hit .268 with a career-high 25 homers and 96 RBIs last season, getting selected to his first All-Star game and winning his first Gold Glove after posting the 10th-highest fielding percentage for an American League third baseman since 1948.But the season was far from smooth. In mid-May, while on a road trip in Minnesota, McClendon held a blunt conversation with Seager about his performance.Not too pleasant, was how Seager described it.At the time, Seager had rebounded slightly from a miserable start to the season, but was still batting in the low .200s and had already committed five errors in 39 games.Over the next 118 games, Seager hit .282 and committed just three errors in the field.I really challenged him because I thought he could be better than what he was doing and I thought this guy could be one of the elite players in this league, McClendon said. He hasnt disappointed. Jayron Kearse Jersey . The kind he has every so often. The kind he has when Dwyane Wade sits. James scored 43 points -- 25 in a bewildering first-quarter shooting display -- and Chris Bosh added 21, leading the Miami Heat to a 100-96 win Tuesday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who played their first game without injured All-Star guard Kyrie Irving. Devante Downs Jersey .com) - Devin Booker scored 19 points and top-ranked Kentucky put on a defensive clinic in an 83-44 obliteration of UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic.NEW YORK – For a stretch of 10 minutes in the middle frame of the first Stanley Cup Final game at MSG in 20 years, the New York Rangers fired 13 consecutive shots at the goal of the L.A. Kings. Jonathan Quick turned aside each and every one of them and so many more - 32 in all - as he and the Kings nudged the Rangers to the brink of elimination on a sticky Monday night in Manhattan. “He was obviously the best player on the ice tonight,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said glumly afterward. Asked what went wrong, Vigneault deferred to Quick. “We couldnt score,” he said. This was a flashback to the remarkable Quick of two years earlier, the Quick who rung up three shutouts and a .946 save percentage in a near-flawless march to the Kings first Stanley Cup. The now 28-year-old hadnt been nearly as dominant this time around. He entered Game 3 with a mild .906 save percentage while sprinkling in the usual assortment of game-changing stops, including a breakaway save on Carl Hagelin in the dying moments of regulation in Game 1. “I think that was his best game of the playoffs,” Drew Doughty said of Quick in a visitors dressing room that remained cool and business-like, despite the Cup drawing near. “He played fantastic for us tonight. He made some big saves, saves he had no business making.” Most memorable and crowd-deafening among them was a heroic stop on Mats Zuccarello in the opening period, one that saw the Kings netminder employ every last ounce of will to keep the puck from crossing the line – the net appeared open – his paddle the ultimate saving grace. Some on thhe L. Eric Kendricks Jersey. A. bench, including captain Dustin Brown, thought Zuccarello simply missed the gaping cage only to discover later on replay that it was Quick who kept it out. “Hes the best in the world,” said Jarret Stoll. “Hes going to come up with those saves sometimes, it doesnt surprise us.” His brilliance only continued thereafter. Amid the aforementioned barrage of shots in a second period plagued with penalties – L.A. was a perfect on six penalty kills – Quick calmly brushed aside Rick Nashs hard charge to the net before swatting Derick Brassards attempt away for another glowing stick save. Brown, also a teammate of Quick with the American squad internationally, is past being surprised by such theatrics in the crease. “The best example is playing at the Olympics and seeing other guys react to it and Im just sitting there because Ive played with him long enough and hes made enough of those saves you kind of expect him to do it,” said Brown. Born in nearby Connecticut and a Rangers fan growing up – the 90-minute drive kept him from attending many games – Quick had never played an NHL game in the historic Mecca of New York hockey, though he did take to the ice briefly as a 12-year-old in one rare visit. This performance will surely eclipse such a memory. Cloaked in a hoodie and sweats afterward, Quick downplayed any added meaning to his debut on the hallowed ice of MSG. “It meant it was a playoff hockey game,” he said slyly. “We were trying to win a hockey game.”  One more and the taste will be a whole lot sweeter.Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Cheap Adidas Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Nike Baseball Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Jerseys China Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Free Shipping Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys Authentic Cheap NHL Jerseys Canada Cheap Nike MLB Jerseys Cheap Soccer Jerseys ChinaNCAA Jerseys Cheap Nike NHL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Store Cheap Football Jerseys Store Wholesale Soccer Jerseys Jerseys NCAA ChinaJerseys NFL Cheap Cheap Nike NBA Jerseys ' ' '
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