You can interpret the question however you wish. Of course you can. I cannot force such a thing on you. Specifically, I'm wondering about the 2013 Mariners as a team, a separate concept from the return of baseball in general, but it's up to you to decide how much one affects the other.
In addition, if you voted in last year's poll, how did the year turn out compared to what you recall about your expectations back then?
If things remain more or less as they are, I would be this excited about the 2013 Mariners:
5 (very excited) (19 votes)
4 (71 votes)
3 (184 votes)
2 (170 votes)
1 (not excited) (83 votes)
527 total votes