As May comes to a close, here are 3 reasons why the Mariners will make the playoffs... and 3 why they won't

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Reason #1 the Mariners won't make the playoffs: The offense doesn't show up

This is easily the most frusturating part of the Mariners season. I've always liked Kolten Wong, so when the Mariners traded for him, I thought that the hole at second base would finally be filled. Instead, we are looking at a 5'7" hitter that is hitting below his weight and playing some below average defense as well.

Then there is Teoscar Hernandez. He'd been hitting around 280 over the last 3 seasons, and has long been one of the better, albeit underrated, hitters in the game. Great average, massive power, doesn't walk, but hits the ball hard and does it often. Instead, we've been treated to someone whose OBP is lower than his cumulative BA from the last 3 seasons, all the while posting a SLG under .400. Oh, and he leads the league in strikeouts with 4 million. Okay, it's 78, but it feels like that many.

Jose Caballero should probably be a platoon guy, Geno has been struggling to find a hot stretch, and Trammell/Haggerty/Pollock have bene rough on the bench. If that all continues, I can't see the Mariners doing enough to make the playoffs.