4 Mariners who do not deserve a 40-man roster spot heading into 2024

Discover which players on the Mariners' 40-man roster might be on the hot seat this Spring Training. Here are the 4 Mariners I think do not make the cut.
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3. Taylor Trammell, OF

Okay, this actually hurts me to write. I love TayTram. I still believe he can be a good Major Leaguer. I am just not sure it will happen in a Mariners uniform. Trammell is already out of minor league options, and if he does not make the 26-man roster out of Spring Training, he will have to be put on waivers, and there is no chance he clears waivers. He still carries some prospect pedigree and has shown he can hit in AAA.

The problem with Trammell is consistency. He goes through slumps that are so cold, it rivals Antarctica. But when he is on fire, he can swing the stick with the best of them. I fear that he is another AAAA player, too good for AAA but not good enough for the Majors. In 85 games for the Tacoma Rainiers, Trammell hit .268/.390/.530/.920 with 21 home runs and 17 stolen bases.

The Mariners are loaded with left handed hitting outfielders. Luke Raley, Dominic Canzone, Cade Marlowe, and Canaan Smith-Njigba are all options. think Trammell will be a great player still, he is still just 26 years old. Hopefully, he mashes in Spring Training and makes the team. If not, I hope he latches onto a team that can give him 500 ABs. I would love nothing more for him than to get everyday ABs for a major league team.