4 Mariners players who won’t survive on roster past MLB trade deadline

One of the most exciting times of the year is approaching, and the MLB Trade Deadline is right around the corner. Here are 4 Mariners who won't survive
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The trade deadline is quite aways away, as we are only in the middle of June. Rumors abound, though, and it's time to start thinking not just about the players that could be potentially coming to the Mariners, but the ones who could be leaving the team as well. Whether it be in a trade or sending them down to AAA, the roster is definitely going to look different once the calendar turns to August.

Who are the players who could end up being "casualty's"? Let's take a look, starting with the section of the team that moves around the most.

Casualty #1: Bullpen Arm(s)

UPDATE: Look how fast things change for the Mariners. Eduard Bazardo and Jhonathan Diaz were called up on 6/11, with Kirby Snead and Matt Bowman being DFAd. Then, Diaz was sent back down on the 12th, with Brett de Gues being recalled.

I think you're going to see two of Eduard Bazardo, Mike Baumann, and Brett de Gues not on the team at the deadline. Shoot, it could be all three. The Mariners are going to start getting healthy (hopefully), and that means that we should see Gabe Speier and Gregory Santos join the team.

Alongside of that, add in the fact that the team could look for a rental arm to add in to "replace" Matt Brash and his absence to pair with pulling the burden off of Munoz a bit to decrease his workload, and there is going to be a lot of movement in the bullpen. Take a look at the active arms in the pen as of 6/11/2024.

  • Mike Baumann
  • Eduard Bazardo - called up 6/11
  • Jhonathan Diaz - called up 6/11, sent down on 6/12
  • Brett de Gues - recalled on 6/12
  • Matt Bowman - DFA 6/11
  • Andres Munoz
  • Tayler Saucedo
  • Kirby Snead - DFA 6/11
  • Ryne Stanek
  • Austin Voth
  • Trent Thornton

If you can tell me, with a straight face, that the bullpen is going to look like this in August, I'd call you a liar. It wouldn't surprise me to see 3 names on here change by then, and I think it starts with Mike and Brett. That's the obvious move though, and it's probably going to change even by the end of June. Shoot, probably within a week of this being posted. (editor's note, it was changed before it even posted). Let's start increasing the risk here with a position that has recently changed on the team, even without adding to the roster.