Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/20/14
Here we are, folks: the End of Season Post-Mortem series. If you're new here (which about 50% of our reader base is in comparison to last year), here's a brief explanation: after a team is eliminated from playoff contention, we're going to put their season under a microscope and look at just what the hell went wrong, what went right, and so on and so forth. The goal is to post these the day after a team is eliminated. Also, for the first ten teams eliminated, we're going to post a series called "Hope for the Hopeless", which is going to be an expanded version of the "What Went Right" portion of the Post-Mortem series pieces. The Mariners weren't expected to contend in the AL West against the likes of the Athletics, Rangers and Angels. But competing against the presumed top-tier teams in the division wasn't asking too much, was it? Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik did his best to add some pop to his offense, but could only do so...
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