To say that the Mariners' season has been a success would probably a major stretch.
While there are many things that need to be improved on in order for the Mariners to get any better, changes will need to be made. Both GM Jack Zduriencik and manager Eric Wedge are not under contract for next season.
Zduriencik talked to Jim Bowden of ESPN and suggested that Wedge will be back as manager next season, but proceeded to refuse comment on his own contract situation.
Jack Zduriencik just told us on the #FrontOffice that he expects Eric Wedge to be back managing the M's in 2014 & he's a big fan XM 89— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) September 1, 2013
A report from MLB Trade Rumors suggested that the GM's contract has been extended another season.
As of Sunday, the Mariners are 62-72 and fourth place in the AL West. In order to improve upon their record from last year, Seattle would need to win 13 of their last 27 games. Many believed that the Mariners would greatly improve their record due to their abundance of young talent.