Battle Tested Early: Mariners Have A Tough Schedule To Start 2014

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Feb 25, 2014; Mesa, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager (15) runs the bases during camp at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

The Mariners Will Quickly Become Road Warriors:

Only three teams in the AL have it worse, and by worse I mean the Mariners have a brutally tough schedule to start the 2014 season. According to the Buster Olney Blog on ESPN Insider, the Mariners have the 4th worst schedule to start the 2014 season behind only the Minnesota Twins, the Chicago White Sox, and the Tampa Bay Rays, respectively.

Of the first 41 games of the season, only 18 are played at home, and 27 are played against teams that finished with records of .500 or better in 2013… This is primarily because the M’s start the year with 16 straight games against the Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and the Texas Rangers.

Let’s break down the first quarter of the season and see just how important it may be for the Mariners to start the year strong.

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  • maqman

    Actually being away from the cold, moist air, run suppressing Safeco early in the season is not all bad. The schedule is bad and they have a good case for some serious bitching with whoever created it though. The division rival games are better scheduled later in the season but you got play the hand you are dealt. If they get through this stretch around .500 that would be encouraging to me, especially given Kuma’s lack of immediate availability. The potential exists for them to be stuck in a deep hole that they will have to spend the rest of the season digging their way out. It should be interesting and at least better than last season, if not heads should roll.