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But wait there's more.

Oh, you thought I was going to mention Aroldis Chapman. Nope. Scott Barlow is the high-leverage arm we need on this team; many fans would say we are fine in the bullpen. You can never have enough arms and regressions from Matt Brash, and the Trevor Gott injury should be reason enough to make a move. Manager Scott Servais wants to shorten the game. Scott Barlow in a Mariner uniform will do that. Imagine a bullpen lineup of Matt Brash, Scott Barlow, Andres Munoz, and Paul Sewald. 

Barlow has a three-pitch mix that has proven effective striking out 33 in 26 innings in 2023. He throws a hard slider, fastball with late-life, and a looping curveball. The latter being an element the Mariners bullpen doesn't possess, as the outpitch of choice is a slider. Adding Barlow to the bullpen mix will give Servais another weapon to use in late game situations.

The 32-year-old reliever is in his second arbitration year and doesn't become a free agent until 2025. Again, a controllable player who fits this roster. The cost will be high, brace yourself.