How the 2001 Mariners went from 116 wins to a historic drought in an instant | Collapse


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  • Erik Kariya
    Erik Kariya  2 days back

    but on the plus side, everything has been good since 2004

    • dabmaster420 puff puff pass

      Sodo Mojo no mo! Make the Mariners great again

      • SkillzwhoKillz
        SkillzwhoKillz  1 weeks back

        Mariners led MLB in attendance in 2001, 2002, and 2003. The fans loved the Mariners.

        • Tessa Howell
          Tessa Howell  1 weeks back

          So they trade Freddy Garcia in 2004 and he won a World Series in 2005 with the White Sox

          • varedna
            varedna  2 weeks back

            This video makes me sad as a Mariners fan. But then again as a Mariners fan I am used to sadness about baseball.

            • Joseph Sampson
              Joseph Sampson  2 weeks back

              2:29, is that first basemen wearing a helmet?

              • Joseph Sampson
                Joseph Sampson  2 weeks back

                @Kouvre K huh, didn't know that. That's actually really interesting

              • Kouvre K
                Kouvre K  2 weeks back

                Yes. John Olerud had a non-baseball related brain aneurysm in college that nearly killed him, so he always wore his helmet as an extra precautionary measure even while fielding.

            • Burgermeister And Frees

              Garbage Ownership.

              • Proto Man
                Proto Man  2 weeks back

                Originally, I am from Seattle. I go to college in Illinois with several Chicago kids, mostly all Cubs fans. When they won in 2016, the first thing I asked each and every one of them was "are you finally willing to concede the Mariners are the most cursed team in baseball?" This is a team that last made the playoffs when I was 4 years old and in preschool, and right now I'm a 5th year student in college. A baby born on the day of the last Mariners playoff game would be month and a half way from being legally able to vote in the US (and they're definitely not making it this year).

                To be honest, it's one thing if the team was a regular season juggernaut but couldn't win in the playoffs. But since that 03 season, the Mariners have had 5 winning seasons (07, 09, 14, 16, and 18), and 4 of them they had genuine chances to be a playoff team (all but 09). What happened? The A's either got hot and stole the Wild Card spot, or they played spoiler against Seattle. To be honest, I hate the A's more than any other team, including the Yankees and Angels, even though I respect the hell out of their general management (ownership not so much). The 07 team blew a Wild Card lead in August, the 14 team was eliminated on the last day of the season because they had a great rotation but one good hitter (Robinson Cano), the 16 team started well, tumbled horribly in June, and went on a hot streak only to be eliminated on the second to last day of the year, and the 18 team blew an 8.5 game lead in the Wild Card standings, falling from 24 games over .500 at the time in July to 16 over at the end.

                This is the first time they've tried to attempt a legitimate rebuild where they tear everything down in a while, though, so I have some level of hope. Not much, though.

                • Despacito Lentamente
                  Despacito Lentamente  2 weeks back

                  Ichiro should have gone to the Yankees in 2001

                  • Gordo H
                    Gordo H  2 weeks back

                    To Mike... I think you've done a really good job here. Especially, from 4 minutes on.
                    I look at the Mariners now and basically the same ownership is there running the team as a Consortium.
                    I've been a season-ticket holder since 1996 and gave them up this year because I'm just tired of the product that ownership runs out onto the field. With this team it's never been the GM's fault or the coaches fault.
                    Now, what you didn't cover was the nagging injuries to both Edgar and Bret Boone towards the tail end of of the season in September.
                    This was the heart of their order. And if my memory serves me correctly, Edgar had a nagging groin injury and Boone had issues with a severely bruised heel that would that would not cure itself. And this showed up in their postseason performance. As good as Aaron Sele was during the 2001 season he was not a big game picture. He did not bring his best game to those playoffs. Pitching is everything in the postseason.
                    So to sum up the first part, if we had a healthy Edgar and Brett it may have been different. They didn't rake in September like they did most of the Season.
                    However what you did nail is the ownership and how they have continued to mismanage the franchise for over a decade and I finally gave up this year.

                    • Cdub2k
                      Cdub2k  2 weeks back

                      Jamie Moyer pitched in the mid 80's, 90's, 2000's and the 2010's
                      He was a 16 game winner at age 45 for Philly's world series winning ball club in 2008. He had a remarkable and unique career.

                      • theorangecrusher
                        theorangecrusher  3 weeks back

                        Do one on the 2005 white sox

                        • Mark B Fensler
                          Mark B Fensler  3 weeks back

                          116 wins and be eliminated in the second round. Now that's a collapse big time. They were doomed after those two home losses.

                          • Ian Ratcliffe
                            Ian Ratcliffe  3 weeks back

                            How many starters are both teams were juiced? I would say at least 60%

                            • Brent Granger
                              Brent Granger  3 weeks back

                              How about doing the opposite of this series, "Rise." These could involve how franchises went from league laughing stock to champions such as the 2017 Houston Astros, 2016 Kansas City Royals, 2009 New Orleans Saints, 2014-2015 Golden State Warriors, 2015-2016 Leicester City F.C., 2018-2019 St. Louis Blues, and the 2018-2019 Toronto Raptors.

                              • Jake Lang
                                Jake Lang  3 weeks back

                                well there you go the comment about a city reeling from 9/11 still the league set them up to win if you dont think sports is rigged in some compacity then your clueless.

                                • johnnie hotrod
                                  johnnie hotrod  4 weeks back

                                  the mariners wasted ichiro's talents ..... plain & simple .......

                                  • Petes F
                                    Petes F  4 weeks back


                                    • Yankees and Dodgers Suck

                                      we will be back it may be a long time but we will be back

                                      • scrub44
                                        scrub44  4 weeks back

                                        bret boone 37/141 gimme a break.

                                        • charles cunningham
                                          charles cunningham  4 weeks back

                                          Mariners wasted Ichiro's career

                                          • Tony B
                                            Tony B  1 months back

                                            Hurts to be a Mariners fan

                                            • Spit on me I deserve it
                                              Spit on me I deserve it  1 months back

                                              When you realize that the mariners barley missed having Ichiro, A-Rod, Griffey and Edgar Rodriguez and more on the same squad.... thats 4 HOF Level offensive Stars on 1 team if they didnt mess up

                                              • RAY TAIWAN飽飽台灣
                                                RAY TAIWAN飽飽台灣  1 months back

                                                They were cursed after making so much money and not signing Miguel Tejada after 2003 season, I became a huge fan to a huge hater. I’m glad they are still bad now and hope they will never win anything!

                                                • Why Bee McNoMistake
                                                  Why Bee McNoMistake  1 months back

                                                  Seattle: The tale of two Howards...

                                                  • Rog volley
                                                    Rog volley  1 months back

                                                    This makes me so sick . I rember around this time feeling like the mariners would always be competitive. Too bad basketball and baseball are my thing and not at all football

                                                    • anythingthough anythingthough

                                                      Was that man wearing a helmet playing first base?

                                                      • Mark Paul Abare, Jr.
                                                        Mark Paul Abare, Jr.  1 months back

                                                        As a Mariners fan.... I need a drink.

                                                        • Y2kSd4
                                                          Y2kSd4  1 months back

                                                          THE COLLAPSO, OF THE LOOSERS CHEAPSKATE MIND SET CITY!!!

                                                          • W M D
                                                            W M D  1 months back

                                                            Every time I go to T-Ball (T-Mobile) Park in Seattle, I want that 116 wins banner in the rafters to be removed. Who celebrates something like that??? It's the worst professional participation award in all of sports. Show me an athlete that wears a ring celebrating the most regular season wins. You'll find no one...

                                                            • William Taylor
                                                              William Taylor  1 months back

                                                              How about the 49ers from the early 2010’s?

                                                              • EverythingEvan
                                                                EverythingEvan  1 months back

                                                                Can’t wait for us to get the 2015 Blue Jays edition

                                                                • 34stzoo
                                                                  34stzoo  1 months back

                                                                  The Mariners Slogan was, 2 outs so what. I have to admit I never seen anything like that since. They would score 3 runs, on a two hour at bat.
                                                                  But at 3:44 that's funny!

                                                                  • Blobulous
                                                                    Blobulous  1 months back

                                                                    if the 01 mariners had kept a combination of either griffey johnson or rodriguez they would have betten the yankees and probably won the world series

                                                                    • Pratik Hazari
                                                                      Pratik Hazari  1 months back

                                                                      Damn, 90+ win season isn't good enough for the playoffs. That's like the 11 win Arizona Cardinals being left out of the playoffs because the 49ers and Seahawks had better records.

                                                                      • Kenneth Zinke
                                                                        Kenneth Zinke  1 months back

                                                                        The 2000's was horrible for Seattle. The Mariners teased and choked, the Sonics left for Oklahoma City and became the Thunder and Frasier came to an end. The Seahawks also got screwed out of Super Bowl 40 to the Steelers.

                                                                        • slapshot68
                                                                          slapshot68  1 months back

                                                                          Can u imagine the Seattle NHL team making the playoffs before the Mariners break their playoff drought?

                                                                          • Matthew Nugent
                                                                            Matthew Nugent  4 days back

                                                                            Well in the NHL, expansion teams get an advantage by having the expansion draft. Teams only get a few guys they can 'protect' so Seattle would basically get their pick of non protected developed high level talent. It's the same reason the Las Vegas team made the cup their first season. They had all the great veteran talent on cheap draft contracts.
                                                                            So it would make sense for a new team to make it before the Mariners when you can get your talent right away without a budget constraint.

                                                                        • Aaron
                                                                          Aaron  1 months back

                                                                          Bill Bavasi, the worst GM in all of professional sports.

                                                                        • Savage Dick
                                                                          Savage Dick  1 months back

                                                                          I have a feeling we’ll be seeing the Astros collapse in a few years.

                                                                          • Kouvre K
                                                                            Kouvre K  2 weeks back

                                                                            As a Mariners fan, I don't expect the Astros to miss the playoffs until the earth crashes into the sun.

                                                                        • Trillyana
                                                                          Trillyana  1 months back

                                                                          That 116-win 2001 team managed to blow a 12-0 lead in a game

                                                                          • Ian Davis
                                                                            Ian Davis  1 months back

                                                                            My oh my

                                                                            • Jup420BlazeIt
                                                                              Jup420BlazeIt  1 months back

                                                                              If they didnt blow a 12 run lead against the Indians they would have an mlb record 117 wins

                                                                              • Stone Harper
                                                                                Stone Harper  1 months back

                                                                                I was born in Washington, lived there for the first 18 years of my life, the Mariners have let me down more than anything else in my life

                                                                                • Jarid Fischer
                                                                                  Jarid Fischer  1 months back

                                                                                  Go M's

                                                                                  • Just Jack
                                                                                    Just Jack  1 months back

                                                                                    We don't talk about this here it just depresses us lol

                                                                                    • WC MABERRY
                                                                                      WC MABERRY  1 months back

                                                                                      I wonder how has the most wins in baseball history o wait mairners. even though the mairners havent won the world series

                                                                                      • M Detlef
                                                                                        M Detlef  1 months back

                                                                                        It was that loss to Cleveland.

                                                                                        • Alternative Redneck
                                                                                          Alternative Redneck  1 months back

                                                                                          The beard goes great with the old stories in baseball :D