as a mariner fan ,this is all we got !This year the M's surprised everyone. They did way better than expected. They usually are trying not to be in last place or maybe to have a winning season.
Now that they have a 'taste' of success; a winning season and a chance at the playoffs, it provides a base to improve from. A couple of trades or using their farm club, and better attitudes, and next year could be even better. At least that is how I like to view it rather than the bah-humbug they are not good enough..