Seattle Mariners Poll: How Many Wins in 2014?


Feb 13, 2014; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners pitchers meet with coaches during team workouts at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Mariners enter the 2014 season with the usual level of hope that is part of any baseball season. With the signing of Robinson Cano, there is perhaps a greater sense of expectation for the Mariners to rack up a few more wins.

Many questions remain. Can Felix Hernandez continue to pitch effectively? Will Hisashi Iwakuma bounce back from injury? Could Taijuan Walker finally live up to the hype? Can Corey Hart still hit? Will Dustin Ackley, Brad Miller or Mike Zunino take the next step?

When you look at the last few years of this franchise, the win totals are hardly spectacular. They are as follows:

2013          71-91

2012          75-87

2011          67-95

2010          61-101

Based on the results of 2010-2012, the Mariners were supposed to take the next step in 2013. Unfortunately, the mighty M’s took a small step back. Hardly evidence that the long-term building project is working. Perhaps this heightened the urgency to sign a player like Cano.

Now that the Seattle Seahawks have won their first Super Bowl, there is a renewed excitement about the teams in the Emerald City. Will that energy carry over into the baseball season, or will the Mariners quickly squelch the enthusiasm and make fans wish for the football season to come in earnest?

Time for the readers to weigh in and answer this poll:

Give us your thoughts on why you picked your number and enjoy the season!

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