RHP ADAM WARREN
When the news came in that the Mariners had acquired Warren, we were absolutely ecstatic. It’s embarrassing to admit, but we thought the Mariners had robbed the Yankees blind, acquiring a versatile pitcher in Warren for a reasonably low price.
Well, he hasn’t entirely been a disaster like Zach Duke, necessarily, but he hasn’t been very good either. Over his 20 appearances since joining the team, Warren has posted an abysmal xFIP of 5.66 while averaging 3.79 walks per nine innings.
You may compare Duke and Warren and make the argument that Warren has been worse. Warren’s numbers have been worse, but Duke’s inability to do what he was brought in to do – get lefties out – makes him the bigger failure.
But Warren has been mediocre at best. He may be offered a deal to stay with the Mariners in the offseason, but our initial idea of what he could be for this team moving forward has greatly been diminished.