Brad Miller or Chris Taylor? The decision at shortstop key for M's

You wouldn't know it looking at this photo, but Mariners infielders Brad Miller and Chris Taylor are in a heated battle to win the starting shortstop position as they compete at Spring Training in Peoria, Arizona. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

A playoff-caliber team with a hole at shortstop is in trouble. That makes the spring battle between Brad Miller and Chris Taylor, who volleyed the job back and forth last year, of paramount importance.