Mariners Spring Training Preview: The Bullpen

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Aug 27, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Charlie Furbush (41) pitches to the Texas Rangers during the 7th inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports


I hope everyone got through that relatively unscathed. There is a lot to think about when it comes to the 2014 Mariners. So much of it is uncertain. So much of it is a little frightening. And so much of it is contingent on PITCHING– which if you didn’t know wins championships. Just like defense wins championships in football: Seahawks case and point.

And don’t get me started on the Mariners defense.

The Seven-Man Bullpen:

  • Long-Reliever (for when someone get’s shelled early): “Pocket Rocket” Erasmo Ramirez
  • Right-Handed Reliever: Tom “Closing Time” Wilhelmsen
  • Right-Handed Specialist: Stephen Pryor
  • Left-Handed Reliever: Lucas Luetge
  • Left-Handed Specialist: Charlie “The ‘Bush” Furbush
  • Set-up Man: Danny “Lord” Farquhar
  • Closer: Fernando Rodney

And that’s a wrap on the Sodo Mojo Mariners Spring Training Preview: The Bullpen. We are only four days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Surprise, Arizona.

It can’t come soon enough. In part because I just miss Mariners baseball. But even more so I am just as curious as the next guy as to how the heck this season is going to play out.