Mariners Analysis: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not

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Sep 23, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners pinch hitter Franklin Gutierrez (21) rounds 3rd base after hitting a solo home run against the Kansas City Royals during the 8th inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Stock Trader: Call Up Franklin Gutierrez, DFA Rickie Weeks

Franklin Gutierrez is a name all M’s fans know, and he warrants a call-up from Tacoma after tearing up the Pacific Coast League this season. Rickie Weeks has been abysmal for the Mariners, but I am sure that the 32-year-old feels like he has plenty of good baseball left in him. I have trouble believing that, as he is 0-for-8 this week, and has shown no signs of life all year. Gutierrez on the other hand, he’s been phenomenal.

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The M’s are hitting an AL worst .229 against right-handed pitchers in 2015. I think Guti will provide a much-needed boost against right-handed pitching. as he is hitting .345 against righties this year with the Rainiers. I don’t understand what the M’s are waiting for, as the 32-year-old seems more than ready to break out again for the Mariners. Rickie Weeks has yet to prove his worth with Seattle, and I think at this point in the season you need to give someone else a shot. Gutierrez seems more than ready for the challenge.

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