A big move to erase the Mariners' uneven season

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It's June 4th, and the Mariners are coming off a complete demolishing by the Texas Rangers (16-6). But I always focus on the standings instead of the scoreboard. The team has underperformed thus far, amounting to a .500 record (29-29). I've always been the glass-half-full type, especially in a 162-game baseball season. President of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto joined Brock and Salk, Seattle Sports 710 this week, offering some juicy nuggets that might be a reason for optimism.

"We want to create length in our lineup. Again, our pitching staff has been incredible, but for us, it's all about offense. We're going to get some help back internally here with Andrés Muñoz and Dylan Moore, and hopefully, that helps, but it'll be a fun month for us as we hopefully continue to play well and find ways to get better moving forward."

Jerry Dipoto, Pres. of Baseball Ops

There are a few options for Dipoto and General Manager Justin Hollander to add depth to the anemic offense. They could unload the prospect treasure chest for a former NL Rookie of the Year, make what Dipoto calls 'under the hood' transactions snagging aging veterans like Charlie Blackmon, or address the issue internally with corner infielder Jake Scheiner, an up-and-coming prospect leading the PCL in RBIs. For this exercise, we'll explore India, a player seemingly without a positional home in Cincy.