“As we now know, the team’s late-season run did not culminate in a division title. It did not lead to a wild card berth, or break .500. What it did accomplish, however, was creating a surge of optimism for its fanbase, causing fans of legitimate playoff contenders to take notice, and reaffirming Eric Wedge and Jack Zduriencik’s plans for a solid rebuilding year. If this is a preview of future seasons from the Mariners, there can only be good times ahead.”
Full post at SoDo Mojo here.