Seattle Mariners rumors about playoff odds have started looking good. Following an impressive extra-inning win over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night (August 8), the Mariners moved into a tie for the second AL Wild Card spot. Now the Mariners are tied with the Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays with a real shot at making it back to the MLB Playoffs for the first time since the 116-win 2001 season.

The Seattle Mariners playoff odds state that the team now has a 27.1 percent shot at clinching a Wild Card spot. Those are really good numbers when taking into account how far out from a playoff spot the Mariners were earlier in the season.

Now the team is within striking distance and could possibly even catch the New York Yankees for that first Wild Card slot.

What American League teams have best playoff odds?

The Houston Astros are clearly the team to beat in the American League and have been given a 100 percent chance at winning the AL West. This puts the Astros’ playoff odds at 100 percent as well, with the team holding a 71-41 record that is the best in the league. That’s a good turnaround for a team that had struggled to be relevant over the past decade.

The other teams receiving good playoff odds are the Cleveland Indians at 97.7 percent, the Boston Red Sox at 98.1 percent, the New York Yankees at 69.1 percent, the Kansas City Royals at 32.4 percent, and the Tampa Bay Rays at 31.8 percent.

It’s worth noting that the Seattle Mariners (27.1) still have some work to do to catch up to the other Wild Card hopefuls.

Will the Seattle Mariners make the 2017 MLB Playoffs?

The Mariners are trying to sweep a series against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday (August 9) to improve to 59-56 on the season and improve their odds of making the 2017 MLB Playoffs even more.

The team then returns to Safeco Field for a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels and a healthy Mike Trout. The depth of the pitching staff is a huge question mark and this weekend series could be a big test for the team. Several recent trades have been made to address that issue.

When looking further into the Mariners’ playoff odds, the team is given a 27.1 percent shot of making the postseason, a 13.1 percent chance at making the ALDS, a 4.7 percent chance at making the ALCS, and a 1.3 percent chance at making the World Series. The Seattle Mariners have also been given a 0.5 percent chance at winning the 2017 World Series and the first title in team history.