Baseball Primer offers an in-depth statistical analysis of what went down in the AL West before and after the All-Star break. Statistics aside, age and injury seem like the biggest downfall for the M’s this year.
At this point the Mariners are actually still alive for the Wildcard spot, but their margin for error is now essentially zero. It’s disappointing that the season turned out this way after last year’s amazing year. Mary and I intended to attend a few more games than the one we saw in April, but it didn’t happen. I honestly lost a lot of motivation over the course of the summer with the possibility of a strike hanging over our heads.