Usually, I do some sort of Season In Review type post whenever a Mariners season unceremoniously ends. Apparently last year, though, I was so disgruntled I just let them fall right off the map without much of a word at all. Seems a little cold & thoughtless, but that’s what happens when you’re going on 20+ years of rooting for a team that’s ultimately let you down 20+ times.
I want to get back in the swing of things and give 2016 a proper review, but if I tried to jam it into one or two posts, we’d be looking at thousands upon thousands of words and let’s be frank, I don’t have the time to write it all out at once, and you don’t have the time to read it all at once. I’d be doing everyone involved a disservice and a little-read blog would be even lesser read.
So, I’m going to break it up into pieces. I’m going to list the individual topics below, so feel free to bookmark this page if you like. Or, just come back on a daily basis and see if that day is a day I felt like writing about the 2016 Mariners.
Here are the things that interest me, in no particular order:
- 2016 Felix Hernandez Left A Lot To Be Desired
- Is Edwin Diaz The Closer Of The Future?
- Cano, Cruz, Seager: An Appreciation
- The Interesting Case of Hisashi Iwakuma’s 2016 Season
- Always A Prospect, Never A Bride: The Ongoing Saga of Paxton & Walker
- Will Ariel Miranda Get A Legitimate Shot At Next Year’s Mariners Rotation?
- Mr. Dipoto’s Wild Ride
- The Bullpen Was Too Much Miss, Not Enough Hit
- The 2016 Mariners Had A Legit Hitting Lineup
- In Conclusion: My Final Thoughts On The 2016 Seattle Mariners
I may break those last two parts into more individual pieces, or I may not. I guess it all depends on how quickly I grow weary of talking about the 2016 Mariners (for what it’s worth, I suppose I could condense some of those topics as well, if the intensity of my weariness takes control).
Up first, King Felix. Hyperlink to be added shortly.