The Mariners made four deals at the deadline that initially got us pretty excited, but all of the moves (some more than others) have been disappointing in the end. Today, we re-evaluate those deals and give our final grades.
After the deadline, we graded the Mariners’ four deadline deals all relatively positive. While the team failed to make a rather splashy move, they seemingly acquired four players that filled certain holes or beefed up pre-existing strengths of the team.
These deals were made with the intention of righting the ship and getting the Mariners back on course for their first playoff berth in 17 seasons. Now, with the Mariners mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, we realize how much of a failure this year’s trade deadline turned out to be.
Without further ado, let’s get into it.