What Went Right for Seattle Mariners in 2013 Season?

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What Went Right for Seattle Mariners in 2013 Season?
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How many different ways can you say disappointing?

If you're a Seattle Mariners fan, you can probably think of at least 91 after this season.

Ok, maybe the Mariners weren't the worst team in all of professional baseball in terms of their record, but when it came to senseless drama they sure knew how to put on a show in 2013. 

In a span of less than a year the M's...

Failed to lure a single decent free agent to Seattle.
Were rejected by Justin Upton after having traded for him with the Diamondbacks.
Filled out their roster with an endless parade of washed-up veterans.
Rushed nearly all of their top prospects to the majors to help replace the last batch of failed prospects rushed to the majors.
Saw their manager suffer a stroke only to see him come back and quit after fighting with the front office.
Had a top prospect, Danny Hultzen, who was hurt all season and will likely miss all of next year following surgery.
And finally...the owner died. 

Did I miss anything?

I like to think I covered the main points of this disaster of a season last week when I focused on what went wrong, but in order to be fair, I feel it's only right to highlight what went well for the M's this year as well.

Oddly enough, this list is longer than I had originally anticipated. Nevertheless it still doesn't wash away the stink of this particularly wretched season. 

Still without further ado, let's review some highlights!

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