Spoiler alert: I’m not at the Seattle Mariners’ Spring Training to report all of this to you. Kind of wish I was, but it really isn’t in the budget this year. However, things are creeping closer to the beginning of the season whether I am there or not. So as the Mariner train creeps along towards opening day, we must evaluate how our new additions are meshing, what roster spots have competition and which players are on the hot seat to even make the roster. That’s a lot but we still must try.
I will admit, when I have written about the Mariners I have truly been a blind optimist. You name it, I’ve probably said it regarding this band of misfits. I’m a dreamer what can I say and I just wanted to be able to tell everyone ‘I told you so’, someday. So let me, for the record, get this right. As much as I want them to be the second coming of the Sodo Mojo of the early 2000’s and late 90’s, this team will not be that.
Not even close. Overall I would rank them maybe the tenth best team in the entire American League, but not even close to the playoffs.
I’m not upset about making that not-so-bold prediction even as a blind optimist now that spring training has started. But this is no time for reflection!no comments no comments