Mariners lack of offense means more than you think
The Mariners have scored 9 runs in their last 8 games. They’ve been shut out in two of them. In those 8 games they are an unsurprising 1-7, but their record is the least of their worries.
Now if you are under the impression that there is still hope for 2017, this is probably not the article for you. I am grateful to have you as a fan of the Mariners, I resonate with you a lot closer than it may seem from this article.
For the sake of this piece though, we are going to operate under the belief that 2017 is shot and the Mariners need to focus on winning in the future than winning now.
You may be wondering why, if 2017 is shot, the inability to score runs is actually a serious problem.
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Well, the Mariners are *likely* going to be sellers during this trade season. They will need to offload as much as they can in their pursuit to open a future window. So the problem is: If players aren’t performing, they’re worth way less.
Here, we’ll look at a couple players who the Mariners could be looking to move and how bad hitting will cripple the Mariners when looking to move them.