He then moved to Seattle, an organization that had a history for losing. During his ten years, the Mariners won three division titles. The Mariners also had winning seasons in 7 of the 10 years, including the MLB record 116 wins in 2001. Yes, his three Tampa Bay seasons were forgetable, but he had better success in Chicago than most of us think. He led the Cubs to division titles in 2007 and 2008 and won 83 games in 2009 before retiring during a tough 2010.
He finished his mangerial career at 1835-1713, 122 games over .500. Take away his three seasons in Tampa Bay, where he was 95 games under .500, and he would be 217 games over .500. Though the greats in the game were all 400+ games over .500, Pinella's career stands out. In his 23 years, he led his teams to 6 division titles and finished with 14 winning seasons. He had two out of three winning seasons in NY, two out of three winning seasons in Cincinnati and three out of four winning seasons in Chicago. Like I mentioned before, this goes with the seven out of ten winning seasons in Seattle. Thats 14 out of 20 winning seasons, minus his time in Tampa Bay.