Feb 13, 2014; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners pitcherTaijuan Walker
throws during team workouts at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Spring Training numbers don’t matter. That’s what everyone says– and there is a lot of truth to it. The Mariners looked really good across the board last Spring Training, and look how far that got them.
Look at this Spring Training thus far too, and its hard to ignore both good and bad.
It’s funny with the Seattle Mariners, though. Instead of saying ‘oh, it’s Spring Training numbers don’t matter,’ people being watchful of the M’s have a different approach. If a guy is making strides and has good numbers it’s: ‘Spring Training numbers don’t matter.’
But if a player is struggling at the plate or in the field, it’s: ‘Wow. They suck and they’re never going to get better and the Mariners are going to be worse than ever this year because this one player can’t figure it out.’
Since the Mariners have played 8 Spring Training games to the tune of a 6-2 record, I want to throw out 8 things to know so far about Mariners Spring Training and what they mean for the season.
Let’s give it the shakedown: