It became glaringly apparent over a month ago that the Seattle Mariners would finish the 2013 season with a losing record, just like they did last year, and the year before that and the year before that.
Notice a pattern?
The only drama of this final month has been how much this team would finish below .500 and who would be fired or let go following yet another abysmal season.
After Sunday’s uneventful and unexciting 9-0 loss to the American League West champion Oakland A’s, Seattle finished with a 71-91 record – a step back from last year’s 75-87 campaign. …