All is not lost for the Seattle Mariners’ season.
Sure they are headed for their 8th losing season since 2004. Yes, they play in one of the best divisions in baseball. I know the Texas Rangers and the Oakland Athletics have two of the smartest front offices in the league and the Los Angeles Angels have some pretty deep pockets. But the Mariners have hope; a hope that through all of the years of losing, the meaningless summers and the loneliness of a quarter-filled stadium, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
For years we’ve heard tales of a better tomorrow. That their young stable of minor league pitching prospects was going to be the ticket back to relevancy and hopefully the playoffs. The trio of Danny Hultzen, Taijuan Walker and James Paxton were going to lift the Mariners from the uninspired mediocrity that has plagued them for the past decade.
It’s time to start cashing in the chips.
We’ve been promised an optimistic future but that promise is only as go...