I was thinking tonight that they were just 2 games away from winning the division and a first round bye... and that would be the 3rd best record in the AL.
I can think of way more than 2 games in September when Julio was up with the bases loaded and did absolutely nothing. He stranded 8 runners and struck out 4 times in one game against the Astros this week. So if Julio comes through just twice in September we might be having a very different conversation.
If I owned the Mariners... I would be hesitant to spend another $100 million to gain two clutch hits and winning the division. How about Julio being a little more consistent and not completely disappearing in September when it mattered most?