Whether you agree with his philosophy or not, Jerry Dipoto, the man who makes all baseball-related decisions for the Seattle Mariners, has maintained that J.P. Crawford will be the team’s starting shortstop for the “foreseeable future.”

Over a year ago, Dipoto first made that assertion going into an offseason where Carlos Correa, Marcus Semien, Corey Seager, Trevor Story and Javier Baez were all free agents.

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