What I’m not saying is that the Mariners have one of the league’s best offensive units. What I am saying is that the Mariners have recently had one of the league’s best offensive units, and we just haven’t seen that from them in god-damned forever. So it’s a different feeling, a new feeling, a fresh feeling, where we get to watch these Mariners and separate them from the Mariners of months and seasons past. It’s re-energizing, because we’ve been able to feel like we’re fans of a whole different ballclub.
It’s been hard watching the Mariners rebuild for years and years and years now, with seemingly good moves and signings (Adrian Beltre anyone) falling flat while players that were passed on in the draft or let go are thriving (Tim Lincecum, Adam Jones).
I’d love to see them competitive again while King Felix is still in his prime.