Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 10/2/13
The last weekend in September marked the last series for the 2013 Seattle Mariners season.  The M’s capped off fourth place in the AL West with a final loss against the Oakland Athletics, 9-0, ending the season with a record of 71-91.  Sigh. I’m not going to focus on how the Mariners had more losses than wins, or how this is the 12th season in a row without a postseason appearance, or how that glimmer of hope in July that seemed so long ago fell flat after the All-Star break with that losing streak and the only thing truly exciting to see at Safeco for the rest of the summer was Ken Griffey Jr.’s induction into the Mariners’ Hall of Fame.  But as I wrote a few weeks ago, it could’ve been worse. Since 2001, it’s been the same song and dance each October: look forward to April and hope that the front office can build on the young talent they already have.  But April 2014 is six months away and there’s still some baseball to enjoy with the playoffs (go Pirates).  But before c...
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