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

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Jun 28, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels celebrate with third baseman Kyle Kubitza (18) and right fielder Kole Calhoun (56) after winning in the tenth inning off a wild pitch by Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen (54) at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.Angels won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to another week of the Mariners Market, and another week of complete let downs from the Mariners. This week once again was a major disappointment, and has me thinking about my upcoming fantasy football team that I’ll be drafting in two months, instead of getting excited for some second half baseball. If you’re like me, your patience has run quite thin and you’re in utter amazement at how wrong this season has gone.

The Mariners frustrating season continues, and this week was nothing short of, wait for it, terrible. I really am sorry I sound like a broken record each and every week, but, to be fair to me, this team has been a broken record for years and years now. No offense, losing mentality, and out of it before the All Star break. The M’s started this week with a daunting task, and it didn’t help that King Felix was dethroned. The only good real positive out of this week was Mike Montgomery, when he hurled a complete game shut out against the Kansas City Royals. But the M’s lost that series, and lost the series against the Angels this weekend, to fall to 2-4 on the week. The M’s now find themselves a full 9 games back of the Houston Astros, and 7.5 games off the pace in the Wild Card.

That being said, the Mariners Market is all about individual performances, and in this slideshow I will look into who’s been hot for the Mariners in the past week, and who has not.

Before I get going I want to put a disclaimer, as I decided to go with some new names who might have been a little less deserving in the “Stock Up” category. I chose this because Taijuan Walker and Mike Montgomery have been staples in my Mariners’ market, and to try and give some new content and spice it up a little bit, I left them off it this week, although they both are very deserving. But without further ado, let’s get to it.

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