Seattle Mariners: Sodo Mojo’s 2019 Off-Season Plan

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 8: Starter Felix Hernandez #34 of the Seattle Mariners delivers a pitch during the first inning a game against the New York Yankees at Safeco Field on September 8, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 8: Starter Felix Hernandez #34 of the Seattle Mariners delivers a pitch during the first inning a game against the New York Yankees at Safeco Field on September 8, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) /
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SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 11: Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto watches batting practice before a game between the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 11, 2016, in Seattle, Washington. The Rangers won the game 2-1 in eleven innings. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) /

That will put a bow on our 2019 Off-Season plan. We will see if Jerry Dipoto and the team render it all moot with today’s announcement that they are willing to tear things down a bit in 2019. However, for the time being, let’s take a look at the depth chart:

As you can see, our plan leaves the Mariners with a deep bullpen and a lot of flexibility. There were several things that were discussed but ultimately left out. Among them was trading Ryon Healy and Mike Leake. However, we couldn’t find a deal we loved for Healy, and since he had 3 options left to Vogelbach’s zero, we decided to stash Healy in AAA.

Trading Mike Leake would clear up roughly $10 million from the 2019 payroll. But since we came in on the budget, and the $10 million was likely going to go to a worse starting pitcher than Leake, we decided against it.

If you are wondering how the lineup would shake out, here are a few possibilities:

1. Segura, SS
2. Pollock, LF
3. Cano, 2B
4. Martinez, 1B
5. Haniger, RF
6. Chisenhall, DH
7. Seager, 3B
8. Zunino, C
9. Broxton, CF

Or against RHP:

1. Segura, SS
2. Pollock, CF
3. Cano, 1B
4. Martinez, DH
5. Haniger, RF
6. Seager, 3B
7. Gamel, LF
8. Zunino, C
9. Gordon, 2B

Overall, the lineup could definitely use some more pop. Hopefully, with Pollock getting most of the AB’s instead of Gordon in CF, and a full season of Robinson Cano will help out there. Overall, we are reasonably happy with how things turned out.

dark. Next. Mariners to Consider Tearing it All Down?

If you would like to see the full transcript of our 8 hours of discussion, you can click the link to join the discord (it’s free). Be sure to be on the lookout for our upcoming off-season simulation with the other sites in the FanSided family!

Until next guys, Go Mariners!

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