Let's spend way too many words talking about it.
I’m old enough to remember when the reason we weren’t investing in high-priced free agents was so we could have the budget to go in big on Shohei when he became available....
Take everything you said and put it in a maximized historical context: I was 11 when I attended the second-ever game in Mariners history. I’m now 58, not in the greatest of health, and I find that something that bothers me about as much as the outcome of the 2024 elections is the idea that I might die while watching the Seattle Mariners still
spinning in their wheels in the mud, as they have for the last 46 years. That one really wrecks my sleep some nights. Every year, the same fresh hope and excitement. Every year, the same failings and the same excuses. It is a doom loop to rival climate catastrophe and tribal hatreds. And I am supposed to sit back and calmly accept that there are good, valid reasons Seattle can’t succeed while their expansion-mates, the Toronto Blue Jays, can get to the promised land over and over. Somehow I suspect Luis Urias is not going to make me feel better about that.