AlMoStLeGeNdArY, on 24 April 2012 - 08:30 AM, said:
70 wins would be the highest win total since 2009. where we won 85 games.
2010 we won 61 games
2011 we won 67 games
this team isn't winning 70 games. We're going to be lucky to get to 60 this year. This team is going to win around 50 games.
Go for it! If you're going to be negative, why not be historically negative?
In 1978, the second year of their existence, the Mariners lost 104 games. That's the most games they've lost in any season. In their first year they only lost 98 games. In 1980, they lost 103 games. In 1983 they lost 102 games. In more recent memory the Mariners lost 101 games in 2008 and 2010. That's it. In their other 30 years of existence the Mariners have failed to lose 100 games. So if the Mariners even approach 110 losses, and a 50 win season equates to 112 losses, then they would blow the bottom off the record for patheticness set in 1978.
Why not? They did set the bar pretty high, I mean low, when they lost the perfect game to the White Sox. I believe the MLB record is about 120 losses, so if we're going to be bad, why not go for the all-time MLB record? ESPN would love it, and we would get national coverage the last week of the season.