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Are the Mariners an April Mirage?

Published by on April 30, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The first month of the baseball season is in the books with the Seattle Mariners among the league's biggest surprises, sitting atop the AL West with a 13-9 mark.

It's a record that seemed highly unlikely given the M's 101-loss campaign in 2008, the complete overhaul of the team, and the fact that their April schedule included matchups with the Angels, Rays, White Sox, and Twins.

Are the Mariners a better team than most of us suspected?

Or are they doing this with smoke and mirrors, only to level off once we get into the dog days of the season?

The answer—as it usually turns out to be—is a little bit of both. Remember, people expected big things from the Mariners last year. Now...

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