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The Mariners Shouldn't Make Any Changes


Right now the Mariners are the hottest team in the majors. They are hitting, scoring runs, and the pitching is being its usual awesome self as well. But right now people are saying we need another big bat in the lineup…….yeah I don’t think so.

Look, the Mariners just got done scoring 28 runs in a three game series against the Astros, look I know it was the Astros but this team right now is riding high with amazing confidence and changing anything I believe would mess up their team chemistry. Which is why no trades or changes should be made and that includes not calling up Justin Smoak.

Corey Hart will do just fine, he’ll be the DH whenever the M’s face LHP so that’s kind of a positive. Smoak though needs to stay the hell away from this team!!!

Right now Logan Morrison is batting .266 since coming off the DL and playing everyday, now tell me something do you think Smoak would do that? I didn’t think so. That’s why I think Smoak should not be called up until the September call up part of the season.

Now if the Mariners want to trade to get someone like a power bat or a 5th starter then I think that wouldn’t hurt our chemistry that much. The three possible players I think the M’s may trade for are pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel and the power bat that they should trade to get would have to be White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez. Either one of those three players would really help the Mariners playoff contending chances.

But getting back to my point, this Mariners team right now is playing better than any Mariners team in a long time and making any changes like calling up Smoak would not be the smartest thing to do. LoMo is playing extremely well, his fielding is just as good as Smoak, and he hits WAY better than Smoak.

Leave this team the way it is until the time comes to make changes. Right now the Mariners are sitting at 4.5 games back in the AL West and only a game back of the first place spot in the Wild Card.

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  • Ian

    The headline says the Mariners should “not add pieces.” Well there’s a very large difference between “changes like calling up Smoak” and changes like adding pieces through trades to push this team beyond the brink of playoff contention for long-term purposes.

    I don’t think anyone in their right mind is asking for Smoak to be called up as soon as he is good to go in order to supplant Morrison. But I’d be highly skeptical of the theory that adding quality players to improve this wild card team would “mess up their team chemistry.”

  • tedsfrozenhead

    Anyone who thinks the return of an excuse making injury prone .210 hitter “will do just fine” is suspect. It is a loser mentality. Hoping these guys can contribute is not a winning philosophy. Signing players who can still get it done would be much nicer