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Old 09-30-2022, 10:02 AM
 
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The magic number is 1. It could even happen tonight.
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Old 09-30-2022, 11:16 PM
 
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21 years of frustration, finally over!! Mariners are finally in the playoffs!!
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Old 10-01-2022, 12:36 PM
 
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21 years of frustration, finally over!! Mariners are finally in the playoffs!!


Yeah, the Orioles last thread of hope, after their win over the Yankees, didn’t last very long.

Congrats to the Mariners and their patient fans..

IIRC, the Mariners are the only MLB team that has not played in a World Series.

I could root for the Mariners in an ALCS, but not if they were playing one of ‘my’ teams…..the A’s, the Astros, or the Angels (the AL home teams in metros I’ve lived in).

I could root for them in a World Series….but not if they were playing the Giants.
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Old 10-08-2022, 07:33 PM
 
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Seattle beat Toronto in 2 games. Now, on to the ALDS. I hope Houston loses royally.
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Old 10-26-2023, 05:18 PM
 
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With the Arizona Diamondbacks going to the World Series, thanks partly to ex-Mariner Paul Sewald, I thought about something. The Mariners seem to have a history of players either starting with Seattle or spending some time in Seattle, and then going to the World Series somewhere else (in some cases winning the World Series).

1) Randy Johnson. Plays for Seattle between 1989 and 1998. He goes to Houston, then Arizona. Well, he winds up being a crucial member of the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks. He won his only World Series ring with the 2001 Diamondbacks. He's actually a big reason I'm making this post.

2) Dave Henderson. Started with the Mariners in 1981. Gets traded to the Boston Red Sox in the middle of the 1986 season. He ends up playing an instrumental role in the Red Sox going to the World Series (look up Game 5 of the 1986 ALCS). He eventually wins a World Series ring with the 1989 Oakland A's. Meanwhile, the 1986 Mariners finished with the 2nd worst record in the majors that year.

3) Adrian Beltre. Played for Seattle from 2005 to 2009. He goes to Boston and later Texas. He goes to the World Series with the 2011 Texas Rangers (and goes to the playoffs 3 more times after).

4) Mike Moore. Played for Seattle, 1982-1988. Goes to Oakland in 1989, and the Oakland A's win the 1989 World Series. His only All-Star appearance was with Oakland. His best years were also with Oakland. Mike Moore had the highest WAR of any player on the 1989 Oakland A's.

5) Mark Langston. Starts out with the Mariners in 1984. Comes very close to being Rookie of the Year in 1984. However, fellow Mariner Alvin Davis would get that honor. After a sophomore jinx in 1985, Langston returns to form in 1986 and stays good for the balance of the 1980s. However, he got traded to the Expos for Randy Johnson in 1989. He got traded to the Angels in 1990, and stayed there through the 1997 season. In 1998 he went to the San Diego Padres (Langston was born in San Diego). He wasn't very good in 1998. However, he did get a piece of the action in the 1998 World Series. Padres lost the Yankees that year (ex-Mariners Tino Martinez, Jeff Nelson, and Luis Sojo were on that team). He did badly in the 1998 World Series. However, at least he got to go. Mariners are currently the only team in the majors without a World Series appearance.


6) Ken Phelps. He played for Seattle from 1983 to 1988. Middle of the 1988 season, he gets traded to the Yankees for Jay Buhner. Now, this trade actually paid off down the road. However, Ken Phelps got sent to Oakland and became a member of the 1989 World Champion Oakland A's.

7) Jeff Nelson. Started with Seattle in 1992. He went to the New York Yankees in 1996, and won 4 World Championships with the Yankees.

8) Tino Martinez. Started with Seattle in 1990. Goes to the New York Yankees in 1996 as a replacement for Don Mattingly. He wins 4 World Championships with the Yankees.

9) Luis Sojo. He spent 1994-1995 in Seattle, as well as part of 1996. What happened? He went to the Yankees in 1996 mid-season. Wins a World Series ring in 1996 with the Yankees, not to mention 3 more.

10) Jamie Moyer. Moyer spent a decade of his very long career with Seattle, longer than any other team. 1996-2006. This includes 3 playoff appearances. In the middle of 2006, he goes to play for his hometown Philadelphia Phillies and stays through 2010. He wins a World Series ring with the 2008 Phillies, at the age of 45.

11) Alex Rodriguez. I don't want to bring him up, given his steroid use. However, here we go. He was the #1 draft pick, by the Seattle Mariners in 1993. Starts with Seattle in 1994 and stays up to 2000. 2001, he goes to Texas for all that money. Texas sends him to the New York Yankees, where Rodriguez would win a World Series ring with them in 2009.

Currently, the Mariners are the only team in the majors who have never been to the World Series. That we have several players who have either started, or spend some time with the Mariners, and managed a World Series appearance (or a World Series ring) elsewhere is quite jarring.
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Old 11-02-2023, 05:08 PM
 
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Now, the Seattle Mariners, are of last night, are the only team in the AL West without a World Series title. Actually, they're the only team in the AL West without a World Series appearance. Sadly fitting considering they're the only MLB team without a World Series appearance.
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Old 04-08-2024, 07:49 PM
 
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Now, the Seattle Mariners, are of last night, are the only team in the AL West without a World Series title. Actually, they're the only team in the AL West without a World Series appearance. Sadly fitting considering they're the only MLB team without a World Series appearance.
I'm commenting (and bumping) in the hope some Mariner followers-fans will chime in here.

The M's are a bu$ine$$.

Stanton and owners are making a profit and they own Root sports network.

Watching the M's on TV has become more expensive as well as ticket prices and concession foods and drink.

They don't want to be competitive...except for a chance at a Wild Card appearance, which is very rare.

This is year of 2024 is just a rinse and repeat of many previous seasons.


Any thoughts and opinions?
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Old 04-11-2024, 07:33 AM
 
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Yes, they have even stated that in the past. Their goal is to be competitive, not to win the World Series. As long as people continue to go to the games and make them money, they will continue this way, just having a chance of a post-season game.

I anticipate a change in hitting coach soon, with the poor hitting and all of the strikeouts. They will make Jarret DeHart their scapegoat, rather than blaming their own refusal to acquire good experienced players.
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Old 04-11-2024, 09:06 AM
 
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Yes, they have even stated that in the past. Their goal is to be competitive, not to win the World Series. As long as people continue to go to the games and make them money, they will continue this way, just having a chance of a post-season game.

I anticipate a change in hitting coach soon, with the poor hitting and all of the strikeouts. They will make Jarret DeHart their scapegoat, rather than blaming their own refusal to acquire good experienced players.
Wise words.
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Old 05-25-2024, 08:36 PM
 
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The Mariners need to get their act together, like NOW!! They're 27-26 currently. The Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals, who occupy 3rd and 2nd place in the AL Central, respectively, have better records than Seattle. Kansas City is the biggest surprise. They were 56-106 last year. They're 34-19 as of today.

Currently, the Mariners occupy first place in the AL West. However, that's only because the rest of the AL West teams have laid eggs. The Texas Rangers just lost their 6th straight game. The DEFENDING WORLD CHAMPIONS of all teams. Seattle has first place as of currently, but if they don't get it together soon, they might lose it.
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