The Seattle Mariners have an exciting young roster, with a few stellar veterans sprinkled in between, and most players from the 2021 team will return next season. However, some veteran players didn’t quite live up to their expectations this season, and it’s unlikely we’ll see them in a Mariners uniform come Opening Day.
Several factors come into play when deciding if a player should make the roster: What’s their contract status? Do they have trade value? Do they have a long-term future with the team? Would their departure cause significant locker room demoralization?
The players on the next few slides are all players who had bright moments during the 2021 season, but ultimately didn’t do enough to prove they should factor into the Mariners’ upcoming plans. It’s always tough to see players leave the franchise (some more than others), but as Scott Servais likes to say, “you gotta perform to stay in this league”.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at three Mariners players who we likely won’t see in the teal and blue next season:
Note: I’m omitting Kyle Seager from this list, as we’ve already written about his looming departure at least 67 times this month.