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.

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Sounders draw 1-1 with Sporting Kansas City, conclude preseason winless against MLS foes

Seattle finished up the Desert Diamond Cup on Saturday with a 1-1 draw against Sporting Kansas City at Kino Sporting Complex, tying despite sustained pressure, a stronger starting lineup and a smooth finish from Obafemi Martins just after halftime. The Sounders conclude their preseason schedule winless against MLS opposition, with three losses to go along with...

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