We are almost to the end of August, which means the Mariners roster is going to start to look a little bit different in a few days. Namely, the roster is going to expand from 26 to 28, so a couple of new faces will be joining the fold for the M’s.
Well, they might not be new, but they will be additions for sure. There’s been a good amount of rumblings amongst Mariners fans about who we could expect to see, so I wanted to look at some of the options.
Here’s who the Mariners could bring up to the 28-man September roster.
If it were up to me, I would like to see the Mariners add both a hitter and a pitcher to the MLB team for September. The bullpen could use a bit more depth, as it seems some of the starters are running into a wall late in the season. Remember, no one threw over 85 innings last year in all of baseball, so a lot of these guys are getting well past that number. Or at least well past what they threw last year.
At the plate, it would be nice to have one more guy to continue to give the rookies and younger guys breaks. Heck, even giving Seager and Haniger a break to rest their “old” bodies would be good if we are series about making a run down the stretch.
There are two groups that I’m going to break them up into. Those who have experience with the big league club already, and those that don’t. Should be pretty simple, so let’s get started.