Series Preview: Seattle Mariners vs Colorado Rockies

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Jul 29, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners pitcher F. Hernandez (34) throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s Meet The Mariners

Since we are only going to see this ball club maybe once a year if we are lucky, here are a few really important starting points you should know when it comes to meeting the Mariners…

Mariners trade Happ, recall four minor leaguers, is the season over? (Seattle PI).
So this is where Mariners writers, reporters, and fans find themselves right now. Join the club, y’all! It’s a bad place to be. And after the M’s were swept by the Arizona Diamondbacks this past week, life is hard in the Pacific Northwest. And players are dropping like flies, with Mark Lowe, Dustin Ackley, and J.A. Happ all gone at the trade deadline.

August and everything after: the 2015 Seattle Mariners (Lookout Landing).
So it’s not a good time to be a Mariners fan (did I mention that). They are trending the wrong way very quickly — and remember, this was a club that was supposed to be pretty decent after picking up Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz, and developing young starters like Taijuan Walker to be set around Felix Hernandez.

Why should you keep watching? (Sodo Mojo Podcast.)
I feel like a lot of teams that are out of the playoff picture must feel like this right about now — especially when you either (a) suck to begin with, or (b) trade away every independent-minded and strong player on the team for prospects that aren’t a guarantee of much of anything.

OK, here we go — Rockies and Mariners beginning tonight from Coors Field. Who’s joining us for the three-game series in Denver?!

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