3 bold internal moves to jumpstart Mariners' uneven offense

The Mariners path to the AL West crown is clear (for now), but there are clear strategic moves the team can make to make it a reality and better position the front office for the trade deadline.
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There's a narrative tied to the Mariners: Elite pitching, anemic offense—a little more than a quarter into the 2024 campaign, and the stats back it up. Offensively, the hometown team is 13th in the American League in batting average (.226) and leads the circuit in strikeouts with 434. You don't have to be a baseball savant to know that's not good. Dig a little deeper, and you'll see that a trio of proven veterans (Jorge Polanco, Mitch Haniger, and Mitch Garver) are the primary culprits. 

This week on Seattle Sports 710 , former MLB general manager Jim Bowden and Foul Territory's host Scott Braun said, "the time is now for the Mariners to take advantage of their window." We have a large enough sample size that points to moves Scott Servais can make to help his team better support arguably the best rotation in baseball. Here are three strategic adjustments Servais can make to help keep the ship afloat offensively and hopefully give the front office a reason to add at the deadline.