We are a week away from baseball…real baseball! On Thursday, April 7th, the Seattle Mariners will officially begin their quest to bring playoff baseball back to the Pacific Northwest. This quest truly began the day after the Mariners lost games 160 and 162 to the Los Angeles Angels last season, putting a slight damper on a surprising and uplifting season.
There was great hope and fear of what this offseason could mean for the future of the organization. No more Kyle Seager, while the arrival of Julio Rodriguez gives us flashbacks to the great Mariner legends that captivated the once proud baseball city. The Astros maybe, possibly, hopefully being mortal? So much intrigue, drama, and pressure was laid out this off-season.
So, as we approach the 2022 season, and an open AL West, how should we feel about what many believe was the most important off-season ever?