Early Season Mariners Musings: Roster Construction Issues

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Solidifying the Bullpen Rotation

Flamethrower Matt Brash came into this year with some serious expectations. Unfortunately, he has struggled to lock down the late innings, racking up three of the Mariners' eight blown saves. It is time to drop him back into low-leverage positions or send him down to Tacoma for a confidence boost. Who could replace him? An early-season demotion has Matthew Festa back on track and ready for another shot. 

A couple of other names to watch later in the year are Riley O'Brien and Bryce Miller. Both could help augment the bullpen, but the three newcomers to the Los Bomberos probably deserve to take the bulk of the late-inning work leading up to Paul Sewald. In addition, Bullpen ace Andres Munoz should be back soon and recovering from shoulder tightness, which should help Scott Servais better navigate through the back end of games.