I’m not going to say I’m not worried about this offense, it dies sometimes and it’s terribly erratic. But it’s starting to prove that when things come together they can score runs. I said it yesterday and I’ll continue to say it. With Smoak, Ichiro, Ackley and Kennedy + one hot bat the Mariners can put together some things.
If they can get a big bat I think you’re going to see this team turn around in a huge way and that’s really the first time I’ve said or thought that.
Are they on the talent level with the Rangers? No. But they are playing as much below their talent level as the Mariners are playing above (i.e. this is a 75 win team not an 82-86 win team) .
I still think it’s just as important to get another arm as it is to get another hitter. But I think that you could argue either way.
Mariners of the Game:
Felix Hernandez WPA (0.342)
Franklin Gutierrez WPA (0.231)
Adam Kennedy WPA (0.133)