3 moves the Mariners need to make to turn the season around

With the early struggles from the entire Mariners team, we take a look at 3 moves the team needs to make right now.
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It's time to shake up the lineup

The Mariners pitching was going to carry the team this year, yet they have struggled. The ace of the staff has been awful in three starts, Kirby has been up and down and Bryce Miller has been the best Mariners pitcher.

With all of those struggles and inconsistencies, the offense has been even worse. They have scored the fourth-fewest runs this year; they are barely hitting over the Mendoza line, and they only have three stolen bases. One of the biggest detriments so far has been the strikeout issue. For a team that placed a significant emphasis on cutting back on strikeouts, the Mariners currently have the second most strikeouts in all of baseball; it is just not working.

When you look at this lineup, it is all the unsuspecting players that are hitting so far. Josh Rojas and Ty France are two of the best hitters for the Mariners so far with Rojas hitting .360 and France surprising with a .333 average. Dominic Canzone leads the team with three home runs; the production just isn't there from the big name guys.

Now, I am not saying to move J.P. Crawford and Julio down to the eight and nine-hole, but Rojas and France should certainly be moved up, at least in the short term. Ty France hasn't produced a lot of power but looks way more comfortable at the plate. I would really like to see France move back up into the four through six-hole spots. I would also like to see Rojas get some opportunities at the top of the lineup, however Servais makes that work, to provide a certain spark that this team is lacking.