Spring is finally here even though you can’t tell from the colder than normal Seattle weather. And spring means baseball as the Mariners and Oakland As resume their four game set in the United States. They split the first two games in at the Tokyo Dome in Japan last week. Today’s first US game in Oakland features Jason Vargas for the Mariners. I’ve been pleasantly surprised how well he has pitched in the past few years.
It may take a few weeks before we know if the Mariners will contend for the division this year but most analysts are not optimistic. In fact, at 100/1, Vegas thinks that the odds of the Mariners winning the World Series this year are slim at best. Until the Mariners start losing games, let’s hope this will be a turnaround season.