BASEBALL IS BACK! The Mariners kick off the 2024 by welcoming the Boston Red Sox to town

Baseball. Is. BACK! The Mariners are set to kick off the 2024 season as they welcome the Boston Red Sox to town. Now that it's finally here, let's preview the series

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Mariners vs Red Sox: Season Predictions

For the greater part of this millennia, the Red Sox have been a great team. You could argue that they have been the most successful team in baseball since 2004, having taken home four championships in that time frame. We all know about the Mariners, but I'm going to focus on the last three years instead that has seen the Mariners with the 8th most regular season wins in baseball in that time frame, even if it did lead to just one playoff berth.

So what is expected in 2024? Well, not much for the Red Sox it looks like. They have the 5th lowest projected win total in the American League, sitting around 77.5 games, which is also BY FAR the lowest in the AL East, with the Rays at 84.5 and in 4th place. Losing Lucas Gioloto didn't help, and you could easily hear the rumblings from Sox fans curious as to what the team was trying to accomplish.

For the Mariners, they are actually coming off their worst regular season record in the last three seasons, having gone 88, 90, 90 in that time frame. Another strong season, and it will easily become the second-best four-year regular season stretch in team history, trailing only the 91, 116, 93, 93 stretch from 2000-2003.

The Mariners are projected to win 87.5 games, but it varies depending on where you look, and a lot of places have the Mariners finishing ahead of Texas, but always behind Houston. That's good for the 5th best projection in the American League, and has the Mariners projected to make the playoffs.