Mariners Analysis

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Playing out the season

As expected, about 40 people actually attended the game last night. With a MNF double-header, no TV, last place locked up for the 3rd consecutive year... there is not much to be excited about right now. Unless Felix is pitching, or Snelling playing, there is REALLY little reason to get pumped for a Mariner game.

The papers tried to play up the notion the M's might catch Texas, but that is really reaching for a story. Sure, if the Rangers go in a tailspin and the M's win a few games, it might appear mathematically possible, but in all honesty it's hard to get people to attend the games based on that kind of hope.

So the players are left to pad their numbers (200 hits...) and try to audition for next year.

Of course there is plenty of things going on down at Safeco. Will Hargrove be back next year? Did the M's really consider giving Meche a contract offer? Do the M's really plan on throwing money at some of the pitchers we are hearing about (Eaton)?

Before we know it, winter will be upon us and we can start pondering free agents (including managers, pllleeeaaase). But until then, September will fly by for both players and fans.