Seattle Mariners 

Churchill: What About the Mariners Bullpen?

When the Seattle Mariners hired Jerry Dipoto to take over as general manager and executive vice president of baseball operations, I was convinced only of one thing: Dipoto would ‘build’ a bullpen and do it without spending significant resources. Entering the 2016-17 offseason, I was fully convinced the bullpen needed a proven, lights-out relief arm to share high-leverage duties with Edwin Diaz. I also believed they were short a strikeout lefty. While I still believe the latter, I’m not as bullish on the former, at least not to start 2017,…