I love the Mariners as much as anyone and really hope they have a fantastic season this year, but unlike some other fans and prognosticators, I’m not drinking the Kool-Aid. I’m not convinced the Mariners will improve on last year’s 85 wins, much less win the AL West.
Why not? Lack of offense. I don’t see them scoring enough runs, not with the current lineup. Casey Kotchman and Milton Bradley would be fine 6 & 7 hitters, but on this team they’re the 3 and 4 hitters, or maybe 4 & 5. That’s pretty scary.
That said, still very excited about opening day and tonight’s season opener. Go M’s!