As previously stated, Rob Manfred is trying to fix this. It's just gonna take another month for anything to actually get done because he sucks and so do the owners.
But yeah. The Mariners had their usual strong start followed by a steep decline, and unlike other years, it was tailed by a bloodthirsty August and September, lapping the A's and nearly challenging the Yankees for a playoff spot. This team looked genuinely excellent in points this year, fueled by star turns by Ty France, Yusei Kikuchi and J.P. Crawford, and what may be the last Mariners season for Kyle Seager.