3. The Mariners Now Need Scott Baker and Randy Wolf:
Feb 20, 2014; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners pitcher Scott Baker (58) poses for a picture during photo day at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports
With those injuries to two guys presumably in the starting rotation, non-roster invitees Baker and Wolf need to step up and make statements this spring. At least one of them needs to be in the rotation come opening day.
Thus far, with limited work, they have both looked good. In one 2 inning outing, Baker allowed 1 hit and one walk with a strikeout. Limited work, but promising nonetheless.
Wolf has identical numbers, actually. 2.0 IP, 1 K, 1 BB, 1 H. No earned runs.
These two dudes need to step it up for the Mariners ship to stay afloat the first few weeks of the regular season.