With That Said
(The thread for venting is down one.)
Yes, the Mariners got swept at home by Texas in about the most frustrating way possible. However, two of the games were obviously easily winnable, and the only game that wasn’t featured a not-healthy-and-struggling Felix. The Rangers didn’t destroy the Mariners, even though they’re probably the best team in the division. This wasn’t a whooping that proves the team can’t contend. If anything, it should prove that this team can contend – they just need to make some improvements.
The Mariners have been outscored by four runs in 25 games. Yes, the offense has been terrible, but despite that, they’ve still been in almost every single ballgame.
Don’t panic. This team can win the division. They can’t do it with this roster, but the changes are pretty easy to make, and the front office should have the courage to make those moves.