First of all, because everyone's always curious, PECOTA projects the following AL West standings:
It sees the Mariners scoring 771 runs, a 73-run improvement over 2004, and allowing 786, down 37 runs from last season.
The other point is intended for those who have a copy of the 2005 book. Read the LA Dodgers essay, and pay particular attention to the conclusion:
I don't really see how DePodesta has demonstrated that he's an upper-tier GM. Sure, he may yet turn into one, but the bias in the article is a little too strong for my taste.