Depending on your level of reality or fantaticism, what I’m about to say will either be incredibly obvious or local sports heresy: the Mariners aren’t very good.
Let’s look at some numbers:
- At 7 wins and 15 losses (with one postponed game), they’re on pace to win 53 games this year. Fifty-three.
- Team hitting is .262. I’ve yet to find a statistic reporting the number of players left on base (overall), but I bet it’s pretty bad.
- Team pitching ERA is 5.83.
- Only two stolen bases.
Ben Maller jokes about putting the Mariners’
CEO up for sale on eBay.