It’s delayed a day but Baseball Things is back. Included in tonight’s episode: Two mistakes the Mariners made in Wednesday’s game that can be fixed and vault them a step closer to October baseball, plus what I believe Jerry Dipoto’s approach to the rebuilding of the farm system is and what Dipoto’s three best attributes are. That, plus thoughts on Mitch Haniger’s impeding return from the DL (how does he fit now?) and Drew Smyly’s future.
Let’s take a snapshot of the Seattle Mariners organizational depth chart 1, 3 and 5 years out, shall we? Also, I’ll discuss my idea for 1) how the Mariners can make up for not having a strong enough rotation to match up with their Wild Card foes and 2) how they deploy that strategy before September 1, and after. And, as always, your questions, including trading Kyle Lewis for a starting pitcher, Max Povse’s second role change of the season and Hall of Fame voting transparency.
Royals lose. Rays lose. Yankees lose. Mariners win. Let’s talk Ariel Miranda, Guillermo Heredia’s future. whether or not the Mariners should try and keep Yonder Alonso beyond 2017 — and how much it might cost. Do the M’s have a shot at Shohei Otani? Plus, which player in history would I want to watch come through the Mariners farm system.