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Are the Seattle Mariners Legitimate Contenders?

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Can we let it sink in for a minute that I actually just got to write that headline? Here it is, June 2nd, and the Seattle Mariners are above .500, in sole possession of second place and 1.5 games out of first. George Steinbrenner must be enjoying the frozen climate down in Hell right now.

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5 Bold Predictions for the 2011 Seattle Mariners

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The 2011 Mariners will lead the league in killer 'staches

The 2011 Seattle Mariners will be better than last year

Some may call this a bold prediction, while others will realize: how could we possibly get any worse than our 2010 campaign? Well, just to play devil’s advocate here, the M’s basically did nothing to improve their roster in the offseason, and are relying on players who performed terribly last year to improve dramatically in 2011. They also need starting pitchers like Doug Fister and Jason Vargas to continue to throw as surprisingly well as they did last year, and who knows whether that’s sustainable.
But all in all, with a new manager in place and a hungry attitude amongst the players, I just get the feeling that the M’s are gonna get at least 10 more wins this year. A modest improvement, I know, but Rome wasn’t built in a day. I’d say there’s been some good karma going around the Seattle sports scene lately, and the Mariners will keep that shit going, right? RIGHT?!?!

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