Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Uncustomed Heroes of 2016: Mariners
The Mariners started the season with promise, and ended the season with progress. Unfortunately, the bit in the middle did them in.
Look, honest to God the Mariners are a nice squad, and with some more retooling they could make a run in 2017. The flaws, the cracks in the roster, was their doom this year. They had good performances, but they had injuries and just a bad run in June and July.
Nori Aoki had his first true down season, after a few great ones with Kansas City, San Francisco and Milwaukee. He did...alright in Seattle, but not as good as usual. Next year he'll be in Houston, which will hopefully be a better fit for him.
Coming Tomorrow- Another team on the verge of greatness, the Miami Marlins, who'll have to figure out how to survive without their dearly departed ace.