Under Jack Zduriencik and Co, here are the month-by-month records for the Mariners
Aside from the two Mays, only April of this year was a below .500 month and just barely. Even separating September and October of last season leaves both months above .500. How then would the Mariners have looked if we could just erase May from the calendar, or perhaps replace it with some earlier month like Smarch during which no baseball is played?
Obviously, this doesn't mean anything. Frankly I went into investigating this with the thought that the 2009 team would come out as division champs, but alas the Angels had a mediocre May, too. The 2010 standings would also look a lot closer if this July had yet to happen.
Still, not last! In this completely hypothetical and meaningless view, not last!