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FanPost Friday: Your Mariners #GoodVibesOnly check

From historic winning streaks to All-Stars to brushes with scary injuries to getting swept to getting back on track, July had it all for the Mariners

Texas Rangers v Seattle Mariners
pictured: the boys clearly enjoying being back in town
Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images

Hello and welcome back to FanPost Friday! Happy Bey-Day to those who celebrate, this one goes out to the Houston Astros:

“You won’t break my soul / I’m tellin’ everybody.”

We’ll move onto the #GoodVibesOnly segment of this post, but first we all just need to collectively keep in mind that this Houston series and the following Yankees series will not make or break this 2022 season. Obviously, we want a few wins, yes. But, even if we don’t get them, the rest of schedule is among the most favorable across the league which is a lovely contrast to the strength of schedule the Mariners persisted through during the first few months of the season. Losing any number of these games to the Astros and Yankees will not prevent the Mariners from ending the playoff drought. So, I gently suggest that we save the freakouts and meLLtdowns for September and October because something tells me we need to conserve our mental energy as fans for what may come.

Texas Rangers v Seattle Mariners
truly a transcendent moment, y’all.
Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images

All that said, wow, it has truly been a wild ride for Mariners fans this season and we’re just now getting to the crucial part. Hopefully it’s the most fun part, but if not, well at least we had the 14-game winning streak and Julio Rodríguez putting the baseball world on notice with 81 Home Run Derby dingers, right? However, I am very hopeful and optimisitic that the vibes will only continue to improve.

On that note, this is your officiaLL #GoodVibesOnly check! Let’s hit the polls!

Poll

How invested are you in these 2022 Seattle Mariners?

  • 65%
    Extremely. All in. I’m following every game. Ride together, die together.
    (249 votes)
  • 29%
    I’m in, but I’m not holding my breath for a real playoff run. Winning is fun, though.
    (111 votes)
  • 2%
    Why can’t they just have another 14-game winning streak?
    (11 votes)
  • 1%
    I refuse to let them hurt me again.
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Why haven’t they fired Jerry and Scott yet?!?!
    (2 votes)
379 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Do you believe the Mariners will end the playoff drought this season?

  • 72%
    Yes
    (270 votes)
  • 4%
    No
    (15 votes)
  • 22%
    You gotta love these guys.
    (85 votes)
370 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Assuming Julio Rodríguez wins the AL Rookie of the Year, does he then have a real shot at AL MVP?

  • 11%
    Yes
    (42 votes)
  • 43%
    No
    (157 votes)
  • 45%
    East Coast bias will surely strike again or they’ll give it to Ohtani as a consolation prize for playing for the Angels.
    (164 votes)
363 votes total Vote Now

Poll

For the trade deadline, the Mariners will:

  • 3%
    Do nothing.
    (12 votes)
  • 32%
    Make lateral moves.
    (117 votes)
  • 34%
    Watch Jerry Dipoto make one of his biggest, boldest moves yet.
    (126 votes)
  • 30%
    Tell us the real trade deadline was the players we had on the IL all along.
    (110 votes)
365 votes total Vote Now

That’s it for this week! Stay cool however you can this weekend and let’s steal some wins. Go Mariners.