Do you expect your favorite MLB team to be competitive in 2009?
Give M's fans credit; we aren't blatant homers. I agree with the majority of Washington state and believe Seattle will not be competitive. That being said, I expect the Mariners to field a .500 ballclub in 2009 with an eye toward long-term success.
I really can't emphasize how happy I am with new GM Jack Zduriencik and the direction he's taking this franchise. Also credit has to go to Howard Lincoln and Chuck Armstrong. These two have meddled in baseball operations for far too long but now they finally are backing off and letting smarter guys run the show.