SeaSide Thoughts: Mariners wake up, have best week of season

The Mariners have turned things around in the last week, and leave Colorado with a .500 record thanks in larger part to Cal Raleigh aka Big Dumper
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Despite the brutal start and concerning trends, there was always the belief that this 2024 Mariners squad was too talented to be this bad. After a dominant week that saw Seattle go 5-1 and outscore their opponents 35-9, the Mariners appear to have found themselves.

After two weeks of bad boring baseball, the Mariners showed their potential, just in time for some massive showdowns.

SeaSide Thoughts: Week 4

The pitching staff is going to be the best in baseball 

I truly don't feel like this is hyperbole. Going back to the Cubs series, the Mariners starters have thrown a quality start in 8/9 games, and Kirby was pulled in Sunday’s doubleheader after 5 shutout innings due to not being 100%.

Most importantly, I hope Kirby is ok, but that is some flat-out domination, considering the Reds' talent on offense and the wackiness that Coors Field typically provides. 

Before the season started, we knew that the rotation would be the backbone of this team, and in the past two weeks, they've exceeded expectations. It's early, but Kirby, Logan Gilbert and Bryce Miller all look like potential all-stars. While Emerson Hancock has been inconsistent, he's been pretty solid as a #5 guy lately.

Whether he sticks in the rotation remains to be seen, as Bryan Woo and Dallas Keuchel are looking spectacular and pushing for opportunities now that they're healthy and warmed up.

This rotation will be special, and maybe deep enough that Dipoto can finally feel comfortable at making a major splash trade, if the opportunity presents itself.