What place are the Seattle Mariners in? Your favorite team is third in the American League West, but they are 42-39. And guess what, that is one win more than the New York Yankees.
Am I saying that the Mariners are better than the Yankees? Well, not really. But it gives you a sense of how well the Seattle Mariners are playing right now, and what they are capable of even during “non-competing” year.
The Seattle Mariners are now 42-39, which is a lot better than most people expected
We are now officially halfway into the season, after winning the 81st game of the season last night in Buffalo. After a back in forth game in the early innings, the Blue Jays were able to tie the game in the 8th bottom of the eighth inning, which forced extra innings later on.
But in the top of the 10th inning, Dylan Moore hit a three-run home run to pretty much end the game. Yesterday was the 8th win in the past 11 games and finished 14-12 this month.
Not only do the Seattle Mariners have a better record than the New York Yankees, they also have a better record than the well-respected Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Angels, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, and Cincinatti Reds.
Now if you ask me, that is quite an impressive accomplishment by Scott Servais and the coaching staff. With all of the injuries the team has dealt with this season, it is amazing that we are above .500 at this point. I don’t want to jinx it, but we have a shot at the playoffs based on where we are at right now.
The Seattle Mariners are 5th in the AL Wild Card race right behind the Toronto Blue Jays, and not very far behind from the Cleveland Indians.
What do the Seattle Mariners do now?
With the trade deadline nearing, many of you are probably wondering the same thing. What do we do now?
To keep it brief, I don’t think the Seattle Mariners will be heavy buyers. But, it doesn’t mean Jerry Dipoto won’t make some moves. Although most trades at the deadline are transactions between a contender and a non-contender but every once in a while, that isn’t always the case.
If Jerry Dipoto can swing a deal for a player with control for a few years, he might make a move. We will have more trade deadline analyses, mock trades, and potential targets coming up soon.