The Mariners have to go 22-14 the rest of the year to finish the year with a .500 record. While that's probably not realistic, are you happy with the progress the Mariners have made in the second half of the season? Are you good with Jack Zduriencik coming back in 2014? A caller points out that the Seahawks have the "always compete" mantra, whereas baseball tends to coddle players more.
Colin and Tom have a disagreement that really isn't a disagreement. Both realize that they don't want to settle for a mediocre place holder at a position and always have someone in the minors ready to push someone who might be underperforming.
How good would the Mariners be if their bullpen was 2nd worst in the American League? Only division rival Houston has a worse bullpen than the M's. As the guys look forward to next season, they think the bullpen might be a pretty easy fix as guys like Oliver Perez (at least first half Perez) seem to pop up every year.