Miami Marlins at Seattle Mariners: Three Stories To Watch

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Well, after what fans were treated to this past weekend, is it even worth taking the time to break down this upcoming Miami Marlins-Seattle Mariners series?

Topping what just went down for the Miami Marlins with the division rival Mets in terms of adrenaline, drama, significance, or just about anything else you can think of would be impossible. But that doesn’t mean that this can’t still be an extremely exciting series for Marlins fans to sink their teeth into.

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The Fighting Fish will enter play Monday tied for first place in the NL East, which is the latest into a season they have been able to make that claim since 2014.  They will also finally get around to not playing an NL East team, giving fans a chance to see some new faces and places. In fact, after twelve straight contests against teams that were either above .500, or destined to defeat them in the case of Atlanta, the Marlins are on track start a stretch of nine straight against teams that lack a winning record.

Leading off that stretch would be the Seattle Mariners, who if nothing else, offer Miami the chance to travel farther than they would have to do to play anyone else in baseball.

However, just behind the defending AL champion Cleveland Indians, the Mariners are easily the second best team in baseball that currently has a losing record. So caution required- the M’s are a talented bunch.

And while I could just be jazzed about actually getting to attend the opener in person- check out the @MarlinManiac feed for extensive retweets of player close-ups and photos from beautiful Safeco Field- there are plenty of unique to this series stories to watch.

Without further ado, here are the top three. Let’s dive in.