Mariners first few series are against LA, Oakland, Cleveland, Boston, and surprise Detriot. That looks like a pretty good prediction of playoff teams from the AL. Would going 500 against that schedule be a good enough mark to consider ourselves a playoff contender?
I think it is too much to ask this team at this point to post much more then a 500 record against those teams right now. But, if they did, I'd definitly feel good that a late season charge was on the way.