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So ... Taijuan Walker (insert frowny face).
Think maybe King Felix was aggravated to not win the Cy Young last year? A 6-0 record and a 1.85 ERA say maybe a little bit. And don't look now, but here they come. Don't sleep on this group.
For as many players as they have underachieving, they're pretty lucky to not be in a Brewers-like position.
Mariners fans: You guys gotta settle down. This isn't the NFL. They play lots of games in this sport. It's possible to make up four games in a week -- although that would have to be a great week.
I come bearing good news, Seattle: If your Mariners have to play the Dodgers again, it'll be in the your franchise's first-ever World Series.
Chances to stick: Low. Yes, I'm still bullish on the Mariners this season. They'll get it worked out and be better. You'll see. And settle down, Seattle, it's only a few games!
Overreaction: After a brief glimpse of excitement, Tuesday night showed the offense is the same old Mariners offense.
Again, I may have been a bit overzealous with the last rankings, but I still think very highly of Seattle this season and it has the potential for a ridiculous playoff rotation if Taijuan Walker pans out like he should.
Only one team in the major leagues has a longer playoff drought, but I like Seattle's chances of ending it. Every team that finished above the Mariners last season in the AL got worse in the offseason. The Mariners got better. And they only missed the playoffs by a game as it was.
Rough ending with the playoff tease, but the Mariners still have their best record since 2007.
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2015 Team Leaders
AVGNelson Cruz , RF.352
HRNelson Cruz , RF17
RBINelson Cruz , RF34
OBPNelson Cruz , RF.410
SLGNelson Cruz , RF.716
RNelson Cruz , RF29
SBAustin Jackson , CF5
WFelix Hernandez , SP7
ERAFelix Hernandez , SP2.19
WHIPFelix Hernandez , SP0.94
KFelix Hernandez , SP63
SVFernando Rodney , RP12

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