Optimistic View: Six Reasons the Mariners Can Reach the Playoffs as Constructed

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Optimistic View: Six Reasons the Mariners Can Reach the Playoffs as Constructed
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For those of you who have been following me since my debut a few days ago, I have done my best to illustrate that the Seattle Mariners are indeed not so far away from contending.

In fact, being able to find a bright spot for the Mariners has been rather difficult over the last few days, especially with Josh Hamilton being the latest free agent to pass on Seattle.

Honestly, with the signings of Josh Hamilton in Los Angeles, Mike Napoli in Boston and the removal of Justin Upton from the trade market, many Mariners fans seem to be hoping that the Mayan calendar is accurate, so that a week from now Seattle fans will no longer have to suffer.

I, for one, am not ready to declare the glass to be half empty. I intend to paint a picture for all of the Mariner faithful that illustrates the image of hope, not demise.

Thankfully, the writers over at U.S.S. Mariner seem to be seeing the same image that I do. So at least I don't feel like I'm alone in this battle for belief.

Seattle is not as far away as many people may think. I'm here to show you five reasons why.

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