How the 2001 Mariners went from 116 wins to a historic drought in an instant | Collapse


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  • Starman
    Starman  1 weeks back

    Mariners management has, and always will be, the problem for the franchise. For whatever reason, it's attracted GM's that seek profit, not championships. It's 2019, and we are still seeing impoverished Oakland outmaneuver us. The Mariners are wealthy, have a great stadium, and loyal fans, but the team never gets close. The exciting years of the late 90's in the Kingdome are long, long over. At least the Seahawks figured it out

    • John Smith
      John Smith  1 weeks back

      As I am a Marlins fan I well know the pain

      • David Alhadeff
        David Alhadeff  2 weeks back

        the 2001 season was an epic failure- They barely beat a Cleveland team in the ALDS, and were destroyed by NY in a series that was never close. Its sad the fanbase refers to this as their magical season. If this organization had expectations like the Yankees, like Duke Basketball or other organizations that expect to win, they will learn not to be controlled by ownership accepting fact that they came close. Real shame, and very difficult to root for this organization who really has no incentive to win since they make money hand over fist, despite not selling out.

        • Nolan Kahler
          Nolan Kahler  2 weeks back

          Yeah... we remember it 😢

          • iamhungey12345
            iamhungey12345  2 weeks back

            116 wins season and all they got was a stupid shirt. Also even the Nats made it to the series and won.

            That's kind of sad.

            • Bryan R.
              Bryan R.  2 weeks back

              Pat Gillick Jamie Moyer Aaron Sele Freddy Garcia Arthur Rhodes And Scott Podsednik all won world championships after leaving Seattle:2002: Aaron Sele Angels.....2005:Freddy Garcia And Scott Posednik Chicago White Sox...2008:Jamie Moyer And Pat Gillick Philadelphia Phillies....2011:Arthur Rhodes St Louis Cardinals....

              • hisshame
                hisshame  2 weeks back

                As a lifelong mariners fan, thank you for making this.

                • 吳立偉
                  吳立偉  3 weeks back

                  They should relocate to OKC

                  • Mike Rodríguez
                    Mike Rodríguez  3 weeks back

                    So basically this Seattle team is the 1994 Supersonics??!!?? If you don't know what I'm talking about look it up Seattle vs Denver NBA playoffs.

                    • Sean Sorce
                      Sean Sorce  3 weeks back

                      I do hope this team will appear in their 1st World series of their own just like the Washington Nationals are doing.

                      • rjm22nd
                        rjm22nd  4 weeks back

                        As of 2019, Game 5 of the 2001 ALCS vs the Yankees is still the LAST postseason game that the Mariners have played. Last time that happened George W Bush was in the first year of his presidency and Shaq & Kobe had led the Lakers to their 2nd straight NBA title.

                        • BenSnipes _
                          BenSnipes _  4 weeks back

                          The best thing I learned from this video is that Jamie Moyer is a boomer

                          • craig roark
                            craig roark  4 weeks back

                            Congrats to the Mariners for now being the only MLB Team today to never play in the World Series. How could you not go to the World Series being 70 games above .500 ????

                            • Mobius
                              Mobius  4 weeks back

                              Now the only team that hasn't made it to the world series. I hope I'm alive when it happens.

                              • Ryan Kirk
                                Ryan Kirk  4 weeks back

                                Houston is showing them how you play in NY right now, won at least 2/3.

                                • Jason Racey
                                  Jason Racey  1 months back

                                  You don't move to Boston for the hiking. You don't move to Seattle for the sports.

                                  • Michael Land
                                    Michael Land  1 months back

                                    I only really pay attention to football when the Seahawks are good. I only pay attention to basketball and hockey when Seattle has a team. But I will always be a Mariners fan, even if they go 0-162.

                                    • David Laush
                                      David Laush  1 months back

                                      Coming back to this after Felix Hernandez's last season with the Mariners, and I wonder if we will ever be a .500 team in August/September ever again.

                                      • John 2020
                                        John 2020  1 months back

                                        Do the royals

                                        • Sunglass Shinpan
                                          Sunglass Shinpan  1 months back

                                          I'm 48, and I've given up on the M's winning a WS in my lifetime....

                                        • FAITHandLOGIC
                                          FAITHandLOGIC  1 months back

                                          Everyone knew the Mariners were collapsing in the ALDS when they almost lost to Cleveland.

                                          • Malcolm Mee
                                            Malcolm Mee  2 months back

                                            Wowww! very interestin!!!!!

                                            • Evan Richardson
                                              Evan Richardson  2 months back

                                              Mariners lose A-Rod in 2000 to bounce back in 2001 but ultimately fail? Nationals lose Harper in 2018 and make postseason in 2019...

                                              • CJ B
                                                CJ B  2 months back

                                                2:28 lol why's this dude wearing a helmet at first

                                                • Clayton Kelley
                                                  Clayton Kelley  2 months back

                                                  If they were to actually sell t-shirts that said that, I'd be first in line.

                                                  • AllRightsRejected
                                                    AllRightsRejected  2 months back

                                                    The moral: don't have a video game company own your baseball team. That's as dumb as having a car manufacturer own your football team. Nothing good can come of it.

                                                    • Michael Lopez
                                                      Michael Lopez  2 months back

                                                      So happy the Diamondbacks got Randy Johnson or else they probably wouldn't of won the world series in 2001.

                                                      • Will Chu
                                                        Will Chu  2 months back

                                                        None of these mariners season deserved to not make the postseason they just got unlucky I mean 93 wins? It’s actually good

                                                        • Victor Ramirez
                                                          Victor Ramirez  2 months back

                                                          the Cleveland Indians need a couple of these lol

                                                          • The Count of Toulouse
                                                            The Count of Toulouse  2 months back

                                                            I watched a game where the Indians came back from a 12 runs down to WIN against Seattle (8/5/01). I'm no expert but I HAVE to think that game showed where the HEART of Seattle was and that it was fundamentally GONE. It had to be DEMORALIZING watching that happen after being up by SO many runs...and it was LATE in the game when the tribe made their push and came back on them.

                                                            • LesTOOSE
                                                              LesTOOSE  2 months back

                                                              Do nascar racers collapse? Would that be interesting? Idk any nascar racers 😅

                                                              • The Lone Wolf
                                                                The Lone Wolf  2 months back

                                                                The M’s are losers and I’d trade them in for the Seattle SuperSonics any day of the week and twice on Sunday... any MLB stars DO NOT GO to Seattle because you will only have disappointment and missed postseason opportunity.

                                                                • revinevan87
                                                                  revinevan87  2 months back

                                                                  How? i think the yankees being empowered by 9-11 helped a lot.

                                                                  • Jay Stewart
                                                                    Jay Stewart  2 months back

                                                                    I didn’t understand the goal there. Isn’t the overall objective of a professional sports team to win a title in your sport? I understand the business aspect, but they were treating the whole organization completely as a business.

                                                                    • Chris
                                                                      Chris  2 months back

                                                                      Idc what anybody says. Mariner's will always have a special place in my heart. GO MARINERS.

                                                                      • Erik Kariya
                                                                        Erik Kariya  2 months back

                                                                        but on the plus side, everything has been good since 2004

                                                                        • dabmaster420 puff puff pass

                                                                          Sodo Mojo no mo! Make the Mariners great again

                                                                          • SkillzwhoKillz
                                                                            SkillzwhoKillz  2 months back

                                                                            Mariners led MLB in attendance in 2001, 2002, and 2003. The fans loved the Mariners.

                                                                            • Tessa Howell
                                                                              Tessa Howell  2 months back

                                                                              So they trade Freddy Garcia in 2004 and he won a World Series in 2005 with the White Sox

                                                                              • varedna
                                                                                varedna  2 months back

                                                                                This video makes me sad as a Mariners fan. But then again as a Mariners fan I am used to sadness about baseball.

                                                                                • Joseph Sampson
                                                                                  Joseph Sampson  2 months back

                                                                                  2:29, is that first basemen wearing a helmet?

                                                                                  • Joseph Sampson
                                                                                    Joseph Sampson  2 months back

                                                                                    @Kouvre K huh, didn't know that. That's actually really interesting

                                                                                  • Kouvre K
                                                                                    Kouvre K  2 months back

                                                                                    Yes. John Olerud had a non-baseball related brain aneurysm in college that nearly killed him, so he always wore his helmet as an extra precautionary measure even while fielding.

                                                                                • Burgermeister And Frees
                                                                                  Burgermeister And Frees  2 months back

                                                                                  Garbage Ownership.

                                                                                  • Proto Man
                                                                                    Proto Man  2 months back

                                                                                    Originally, I am from Seattle. I go to college in Illinois with several Chicago kids, mostly all Cubs fans. When they won in 2016, the first thing I asked each and every one of them was "are you finally willing to concede the Mariners are the most cursed team in baseball?" This is a team that last made the playoffs when I was 4 years old and in preschool, and right now I'm a 5th year student in college. A baby born on the day of the last Mariners playoff game would be month and a half way from being legally able to vote in the US (and they're definitely not making it this year).

                                                                                    To be honest, it's one thing if the team was a regular season juggernaut but couldn't win in the playoffs. But since that 03 season, the Mariners have had 5 winning seasons (07, 09, 14, 16, and 18), and 4 of them they had genuine chances to be a playoff team (all but 09). What happened? The A's either got hot and stole the Wild Card spot, or they played spoiler against Seattle. To be honest, I hate the A's more than any other team, including the Yankees and Angels, even though I respect the hell out of their general management (ownership not so much). The 07 team blew a Wild Card lead in August, the 14 team was eliminated on the last day of the season because they had a great rotation but one good hitter (Robinson Cano), the 16 team started well, tumbled horribly in June, and went on a hot streak only to be eliminated on the second to last day of the year, and the 18 team blew an 8.5 game lead in the Wild Card standings, falling from 24 games over .500 at the time in July to 16 over at the end.

                                                                                    This is the first time they've tried to attempt a legitimate rebuild where they tear everything down in a while, though, so I have some level of hope. Not much, though.

                                                                                    • Despacito Lentamente
                                                                                      Despacito Lentamente  2 months back

                                                                                      Ichiro should have gone to the Yankees in 2001

                                                                                      • Gordo H
                                                                                        Gordo H  2 months back

                                                                                        To Mike... I think you've done a really good job here. Especially, from 4 minutes on.
                                                                                        I look at the Mariners now and basically the same ownership is there running the team as a Consortium.
                                                                                        I've been a season-ticket holder since 1996 and gave them up this year because I'm just tired of the product that ownership runs out onto the field. With this team it's never been the GM's fault or the coaches fault.
                                                                                        Now, what you didn't cover was the nagging injuries to both Edgar and Bret Boone towards the tail end of of the season in September.
                                                                                        This was the heart of their order. And if my memory serves me correctly, Edgar had a nagging groin injury and Boone had issues with a severely bruised heel that would that would not cure itself. And this showed up in their postseason performance. As good as Aaron Sele was during the 2001 season he was not a big game picture. He did not bring his best game to those playoffs. Pitching is everything in the postseason.
                                                                                        So to sum up the first part, if we had a healthy Edgar and Brett it may have been different. They didn't rake in September like they did most of the Season.
                                                                                        However what you did nail is the ownership and how they have continued to mismanage the franchise for over a decade and I finally gave up this year.

                                                                                        • Cdub2k
                                                                                          Cdub2k  2 months back

                                                                                          Jamie Moyer pitched in the mid 80's, 90's, 2000's and the 2010's
                                                                                          He was a 16 game winner at age 45 for Philly's world series winning ball club in 2008. He had a remarkable and unique career.

                                                                                          • theorangecrusher
                                                                                            theorangecrusher  3 months back

                                                                                            Do one on the 2005 white sox

                                                                                            • Mark B Fensler
                                                                                              Mark B Fensler  3 months back

                                                                                              116 wins and be eliminated in the second round. Now that's a collapse big time. They were doomed after those two home losses.