It's time for another round of over/unders. What's this, you ask? Here's the explanation:
As part of our preview of the 2014 season to come, let's roll out a few "over/unders" for each team. That is, we'll assign a number to 10 different categories that, in their own way, will predict one facet of the season ahead. In turn, you, the loyal commenter, will let us know whether you take the "over" or "under" for each category. Stated another way, will the actual figure be higher or lower than the one we've presented? Remember, we're talking 2014 season and 2014 season only.
Today's team is the Seattle Mariners, who went 71-91 last season and finished in fourth place for the fourth straight year. To the betting lines...
Place in AL West: 3.5
Robinson Cano's home runs: 26.5
Dustin Ackley's OPS+: 99.5
Felix Hernandez's strikeouts: 224.5
Scott Baker's starts: 14.5
Date of Hisashi Iwakuma's (finger strain) first start: May 1st
Date of Nick Franklin trade: July 31st