The year is coming to a close. It is time for people to look back at the year that was and look ahead to the coming year. For Mariners fans, the end of 2013 can’t come soon enough.
It appears that regardless of any additional moves the team may or may not make, 2014 should be an improvement over the dumpster-fire that was 2013.
But let’s take a look back at the year that was. For as George Santayana once said;
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
So with that said, I give you the Seattle Mariners 2013 Year In Review.
A deal for Upton was actually agreed upon by the Arizona Diamondbacks. But because the Mariners were on Upton’s no-trade list, the deal didn’t happen. Upton went to Atlanta and the Mariners traded for Michael Morse. (We all know how that turned out)
Also in January, Safeco Field was undergoing the transformation into a more hitter-friendly park with more fan features like a new HDTV, the largest in the majors. As we know, the new park dimensions worked – the Mariners finished 2nd in the majors in homers.