Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Seattle Mariners
Are the Mariners good, or did they just get lucky?
Insider's series on MLB teams that are out of the playoff race continues with the Seattle Mariners, who gave their fans plenty of late-inning thrills this year (and another 200-hit season from Ichiro Suzuki).
Baseball Prospectus' preseason PECOTA projection: 77-85, third place
Current record: 80-73, third place
The Mariners are 33-18 in one-run games, and 47-55 otherwise. Uh-oh.To read Buster Olney's take on what went wrong for the Mariners and what's next, plus items from the rumor mill, number-crunching analysis from Baseball Prospectus, a draft recap and whom to watch in spring training, you must be an ESPN Insider.
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