Buying and Selling at the Deadline

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If you ask anyone following the 2023 Mariners, they'll tell you the offense is the issue. The bats have produced mediocre results again this year with a collective slash line of .233/.312/.703, amounting to a 101 wRC+. Barely above average. This past series against the lowly Detroit Tigers was a snapshot of a disappointing season. With the trade deadline a mere two weeks away,

President of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto, and General Manager, Justin Hollander, could take a buy-and-sell approach to address the offense. One such move could be trading Teoscar Hernandez to a contender looking for a middle-of-the-order bat. Dealing a bat when we need two bats doesn't make sense, but let's dig deeper.