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Punchless in Seattle

Casey Kotchman's .225 average is a big reason the Mariners have been so disappointing. Getty Images

To say that the Seattle Mariners have disappointed this year would be a monumental understatement. Expected to compete for the division title on the back of a pitching rotation anchored by Cy Young contenders Felix Hernandez and Cliff Lee and a defense with a number of Gold Glove candidates, Seattle instead has gone 49-76 and is 12 games behind the third-place Angels.