Seattle Mariners: FanSided Offseason Simulation Day 4 Recap

TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 10: Outfielder Yoshitomo Tsutsugoh #25 of Japan at bat in the fifth inning during the international friendly match between Japan and Mexico at the Tokyo Dome on November 10, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Masterpress/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 10: Outfielder Yoshitomo Tsutsugoh #25 of Japan at bat in the fifth inning during the international friendly match between Japan and Mexico at the Tokyo Dome on November 10, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Masterpress/Getty Images) /
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WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 25: Drew Smyly #18 of the Philadelphia Phillies walks on the field prior to pitching against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 25: Drew Smyly #18 of the Philadelphia Phillies walks on the field prior to pitching against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on September 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) /

SIGNED DREW SMYLY TO MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACT

It’s felt like ages since the whole ‘soggy arm’ debacle, but Drew Smyly is still just 30-years-old with just 127.2 innings logged between the MiLB and MLB levels since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2017. The Mariners have a good track record of ‘fixing’ pitchers as of late and just think how incredible it would be if things came full circle and Smyly was able to get back to where he once was.

At the very least, that was our thought process with this. And while we’ve acquired multiple Major League arms in this simulation, we wanted to bring in Smyly to further bolster the depth we’ve been able to build. Smyly may be the eighth or ninth option as of now, but that gives him more time to work on things in Triple-A until he inevitably gets a shot given injuries, etc.

This is a deal we always wanted to make and hope the real-world Mariners wind up making in the near future. Smyly didn’t garner any interest in our simulation’s market so we jumped all over him just before the free agency deadline.

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