The Mariners finished exactly where Jerry Dipoto thought they would: Out of the Playoffs.
Is it “addition by subtraction” or “addition by addition”? In the case of the Seattle Mariners, the answer is clearly both.
I didn’t really care who won going in, I just wanted to see a good game, but what I ended up seeing in Texas begged the question: Is Texas in trouble?
Congratulations, your team just made the postseason as a Wild Card! Pass out the hats and t-shirts, but wear them quick, because on Saturday your postseason might already be over.
League realignment AND an expanded Wildcard? Sounds like a Win/Win for Major League Baseball.