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Mariners Analyst Illustrates Why Fans Are Losing Patience

Jarred Kelenic #10 of the MLB Seattle Mariners holds up a "Believe" sign after the game against the Oakland Athletics at T-Mobile Park on September 29, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners won 4-2.
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After being on the verge of making the playoffs last season with a 90-72 record, the Seattle Mariners have disappointed so far in 2022.

With a 29-39 record as of Tuesday afternoon, they are fourth in the AL West division and 13 games behind the leaders, the Houston Astros.

Seattle has lost three straight games and seven of their last 10, and they have a -19 run differential.

Things aren’t precisely looking up.

Fox 13 Sports Director at KCPQ Seattle and host of Seattle Sports Live Aaron Levine tweeted something that will help people understand why Mariners fans have the right to be impatient.

“Perspective: Here’s a list of accomplishments by #Seattle pro sports franchises since the #Mariners last made the playoffs in 2001. Some franchises weren’t established until much later. It’s understandable if some #Mariners fans refuse to “stay patient” anymore,” he said, while posting a picture.

In the picture, Levine shows some things other Seattle-based franchises have achieved, including the Seahawks, the Sounders, the OL Reign, the Storm, the Seawolves, the Silvertips, and the T-Birds.

 

The Mariners Have Been A Disappointment For Two Decades

All those franchises have at least made the playoffs on numerous occasions in the last 20 years or so.

The Mariners’ postseason drought is not only baffling, but also extremely disappointing, as the team has had several star-level players over the last few years.

Ichiro Suzuki and Felix Hernandez, for example, played there for years since the turn of the millennium.

If the franchise doesn’t start winning some games soon, they risk being left out of the playoffs this year, too.

They need several things to happen first, mainly getting some contributions from top prospects and offseason acquisitions.

The scenario, however, is not particularly promising.




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