Seattle Mariners: Sights From Spring Training

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Feb 21, 2015; Peoria, AZ, USA; Seattle Mariners relief pitcher

Fernando Rodney

(56) throws to first base during camp at Peoria Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

What will the Fernando Rodney Experience bring Seattle in 2015? Who knows. Most people don’t believe that he will save a league-high amount again in 2015. Some even say that the Mariners will trade him by the All-Star break, especially if Carson Smith appears to be ready to step up.

There are other in-house options available to close as well, but my feeling is that Smith is the heir apparent to Rodney. And if the Mariners can get some value for the soon-to-be free agent Rodney, they’d be stupid not to move him.

All I know is that the 9th inning was always a bit too uncomfortable for my liking last season. I’m just glad I don’t have high blood pressure to begin with.

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