If Cruz is safe, however, here’s what I think the current Mariners 25-man roster should look like.
As I noted on Twitter, Pagan has been unbelievable the last month or so:
Pagan a clean 9th.
13 straight scoreless appearances
Final 2 apps in MLB + 11 in AAA https://t.co/oDPdTiDW30
— Jason A. Churchill (@ProspectInsider) July 2, 2017
This means making a move with Yovani Gallardo. The Mariners have three choices; Give him another chance to start and either go with six starters for a few weeks or send down Gaviglio; Find a reason to put him on the disabled list; Designate him for assignment.
Either way, right now, he’s not helping the Mariners and the chances he does out of the bullpen are miniscule.
If it’s a 7-man bullpen, Pagan over Cishek, though we know that won’t be the decision Seattle makes anytime soon.
- Jean Segura
- Kyle Seager
- Robinson Cano
- Nelson Cruz
- Mitch Haniger
- Ben Gamel
- Danny Valencia
- Mike Zunino
- Jarrod Dyson
In a 7-man bullpen a fourth bench player is warranted and I like having Powell (or Leonys Martin, but he’s no longer on the 40-man, making it difficult) to balance out the outfield options to three LHBs — Dyson, Powell, Gamel — and three RHBs — Motter, Heredia, Haniger).
The club’s post July 31 roster will look different, however. 🙂
Jason spent 4 1/2 years at ESPN and two years at CBS Radio prior to joining HERO Sports in July, 2016.
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