NBCSports did a series of articles examining what every Major League Baseball teams “roster would look like if given only the players it originally signed.” The author concluded the Seattle Mariners would have the best roster in baseball. You can read the article, Restoring the rosters: No. 1 – Seattle.
Wow, that’s depressing! Think how many great players Seattle traded away, or rather, how many left Seattle and went on to be great somewhere else! The author’s conclusion is even more depressing:
So, the No. 1 team in baseball at producing talent hasn’t gone to the postseason since 2001 and has never played in a World Series. Since a strong four-season run that ended in 2003, the team has finished in last place four times. This is shaping up as just the second season over .500 in six years.