Seattle Mariners Arbitration Candidates: Deal or No Deal
Nick Vincent: $3.5 Million – NO DEAL
Vincent is a good reliever. He did struggle during his limited playing time in June and July due to injury. He got off to a poor start as well, posting a 6.10 E.R.A through 10.1 innings in March and April.
$3.5 million is a lot to pay a middle reliever, especially one is likely used in low-leverage situations most of the time. The Mariners would love to keep Vincent around. For what he is set to make, and the innings he throws, it comes in a little above what is reasonable.
If the Mariners didn’t have one of Colome or Diaz, Vincent would be a great guy to have, as he could lock down the 8th inning. With the number of relievers that the Mariners have already under contract, or coming back for cheaper, Vincent is the odd man out.
If the Mariners can, they will likely try to get some kind of value from Vincent this winter. He is a good pitcher, only going into his age 32 season. Watch for some kind of trade this year at the winter meetings. If not, Nick Vincent is going to get NO DEAL.