Mariners Bold Prediction #5: They make the playoffs… and win
That’s right. The Mariners are going to make it to the playoffs. Not only that, but they are going to win. Then, for good measure, they’re going to win again.
Make it as a wild card (4-seed). play 5 seed Tampa. Win. Play 2 seed Tampa. Win. Play 1 seed White Sox in the ALCS… and lose in 6 games.
For the first time in a long time, there is a realistic optimism about this team. Sure, there have been years in the past where you think that if things turn out pretty well, then the team will have a shot at the playoffs. This year, it seems like they have so many of the correct pieces that a playoff run wouldn’t be crazy.
They have a much better offense (yes, Suarez is gonna be a beast this year). The pitching is arguably better as well. Check that, the starting pitching definitely looks to be better than 2021. The bullpen is still pretty good as well, even with Giles back on the IL and Sadler out for the season.
This team is good, and I feel good about them as well. Good vibes only.
Sure, I could’ve gone crazy with this. Robbie Ray Cy Young. Ty France MVP. Julio-Brash-Kirby 1-2-3 in ROY voting. A World Series. I wanted to make bold predictions that you could look at and go “yeah, I can see that happening if things go a certain way”. The season starts soon, and I sure hope that some of these things happen this year for the Mariners. Especially #5.