Punchless in Seattle

The Mariners' underperformance this year is reaching historical proportions

Updated: August 26, 2010, 4:45 PM ET
By Dan Szymborski | Baseball Think Factory

To say that the Seattle Mariners have disappointed this year would be a monumental understatement. Expected to compete for the division title on the back of a pitching rotation anchored by Cy Young contenders Felix Hernandez and Cliff Lee and a defense with a number of Gold Glove candidates, Seattle instead has gone 49-76 and is 12 games behind the third-place Angels.