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It has been a long and rough 11 years for Seattle Mariners fans, as that was last time the team gave them anything to celebrate about in October.
And in 2011 the Mariners teased fans by staying in contention in the AL West until a 17-game losing streak put an end to any hopes of a surprise run in the division.
The team finished last season with just 67 wins, as the club scored the fewest runs, 556 in total, in the AL for the third season in a row. And the Mariners found themselves as the AL West bottom feeders for the sixth time in the last eight seasons.
Now the question is can the Mariners take the positive start from 2011 and stretch it all the way into October?
Let’s take a look…
The big off-season move was a trade to help elevate their weak offense so the Mariners gave away pitching phenom Michael Pineda for New York Yankees promising young catcher, Jesus Montero. Montero’s catching still needs a lot of work but the kid without...