The Seattle Mariners All-Dipoto Acquisition Team: Relief Pitchers

ST PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 07: Alex Colome #48 and David Freitas #36 of the Seattle Mariners celebrate winning a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on June 7, 2018 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 07: Alex Colome #48 and David Freitas #36 of the Seattle Mariners celebrate winning a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on June 7, 2018 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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In our second instalment of the All-Dipoto Acquisition Team, we come to perhaps the best part of the entire roster.

Yesterday, Colby kicked us off with the five starting pitchers we landed on for this roster. While it’s a solid group mostly filled with dependable innings eaters, it’s one that could implode at any moment and most likely would not successfully carry a team in a seven-game series.

That means you need a pretty damn good bullpen to help mask some of the issues in the rotation, and thankfully for us, former reliever Jerry Dipoto has been excellent in acquiring and developing quality relief arms in his time with the Mariners.

This is, by far, going to be the best position group of the entire roster Colby and I have constructed. From top to bottom, these eight arms could combine to be one of the elite units in the game, offering a balanced mixture of versatility, dependability, and a whole lot of gas.

We’ll be splitting our bullpen into three groups: the long relievers, the middle relievers, and the late-inning relievers. However, there will be a separate slide for one particular player, as this bullpen does come with a caveat that slightly bends the rules of this entire exercise, but we’ll get to that later.

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