SeaSide Thoughts: Mariners split the week for Mom!

After having their series win streak snapped in Minnesota, the Mariners returned home and took their latest series over the Athletics thanks to good team ball
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After an impressive run where the Mariners won six straight series, with a few coming against teams with legitimate championship aspirations, the M’s were brought back down to earth up in the Great North.

After a disappointing end to their series win streak, Seattle came home and got back to their winning ways, taking two out of three from the Oakland A’s. Not only did Seattle widen their gap on the surprisingly competitive A’s, but they also were able to take advantage of a terrible sweep the Colorado Rockies just handed the Rangers. As we head past Mother's Day, Seattle is a flawed team, but also a first-place team with a lot of potential.

SeaSide Thoughts: Week 7

Minnesota isn't messing around 

The Minnesota Twins, winners of 17 of their last 20, have the look of an AL title contender. In their series victory over the Mariners, the Twins outscored the M’s 26-15, and likely would have swept Seattle if not for a late Cal Raleigh grand slam, and some more Josh Rojas heroics to stave off a four game sweep.

Since their hot streak, they have roared back into a competitive AL Central race, have an offense that has five players who are posting an OPS+ above 117, and a decent rotation that has a dominant bullpen to carry the load.

The Twins had some players that I was very interested in trying to poach all winter and this summer, but they now look more like a team Seattle could face in October, than a deadline trade partner.