Projected Rotation, Lineup, Bullpen & Bench

Full rosters are in Seattle Mariners camp this week and I thought it’d be fun to start the conversation into what the roster might look like if the season started today and as of Opening Day. But rather than just projecting 25 players to make the roster, let’s toss out lineups, rotations, bullpens and benches, eh? This is a first version, based on nothing that has happened in camp, though it’s important to note: There is no such thing as position battles in Major League Baseball. There occasional, albeit rarely,…

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Mariners Roster Lacks Upside and Rebuilding Restrictions are Melting Away

The Seattle Mariners welcome pitchers, catchers and players rehabbing from injury to spring training next week, officially beginning the long trek that is the 2018 Major League Baseball season. But the club lacks the upside necessary to quiet doubters, and the restrictions on rebuilding the old-fashioned way may be fading fast. When Jerry Dipoto took the GM job in September of 2015, the belief was he’d try and rebuild on the run. That appears to be clear after two seasons and three winters.  What isn’t clear is the Mariners’ path…

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2018 Preview & Prospect Rankings Guide

How often do you search Google for ‘mariners prospects,’ ‘mariners top prospects,’ ‘mariners prospect rankings,’ ‘Kyle Lewis scouting report,’ ‘Evan White scouting report’ or even ‘Luis Liberato scouting report’?  Whether you have or haven’t, you’ve found the answers to such searches, and more. It’s that time of year. The Top 25 Prospect Rankings are out and if you are a 4-Ever subscriber or a subscriber to Baseball Things, you get FULL access without spending another penny. 4-Ever Subscribers: All you need to do is email or DM me on Twitter…

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The Seattle Mariners Have Payroll Space

The Seattle Mariners payroll is not shrinking by design. They’re not out of money. And they’re not being cheap. In case you were wondering why the club has yet to make an actual splash this offseason. There are numerous possible reasons for the Mariners’ lack of aggressiveness in free agency, the obvious one being: most of the markets have yet to develop, and the one that has is the one road Seattle has travelled this winter: relief pitching. But the Mariners are not up against their payroll limits for 2018.…

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Seattle Mariners Top 10 Trade Assets

The Seattle Mariners have a rather enormous offseason ahead of them. A lot of the club’s tasks include maximizing roster spots without sacrificing future assets, but unquestionably trades will be a part of what GM Jerry Dipoto does to build a team, even after the executive said he’d probably slow down the movement. The club is thin in trade assets, but here are the Top 10, which includes three prospects.   10. Evan White, 1B White has a ways to go but figures to move relatively smoothly through the minors…

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