Newcomers Bring Fire Power to Los Bomberos

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President of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto and Manager Scott Servais built the Mariners with close games, defense, and a lockdown bullpen in mind. The proof is in the pudding, as the team has excelled in one-run games over the past two years (67-30). Of all the accomplishments, this is the most remarkable, especially considering the fickle nature of relievers. We knew there would be some regression this season, as Erik Swanson left for Toronto in the Teoscar Hernandez trade. However, I didn’t expect Paul Sewald to regress this much. Again, it is early, and we can still say that, but the 32-year-old reliever doesn’t seem dialed in yet. Thankfully, three key transactions are helping the Mariners keep the ship afloat.