Why the Mariners shouldn't pursue the Boras Four (Preseason Edition)

Much has been said about the Mariners offseason, from the front office to ownership. But what if this team is good enough?

Seattle Mariners v Toronto Blue Jays
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Julio Rodriguez is the face of the Seattle Mariner franchise. The young centerfielder has placed himself to be on a Ken Griffey JR path of greatness. Fielding a rotation of Luis Castillo, George Kirby, and Logan Gilbert. The Mariners have a strong formula for success. With a strong rotation and an up the middle core featuring Julio, J.P. Crawford, Cal Raleigh, and a three headed monster in the rotation. The Mariners are ready to win. Much has been made about the Mariners off-season, but Jerry Dipoto and company have come up with a plan to prove most of us wrong.

Blake Snell
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Julio Rodriguez is the face of the Seattle Mariner franchise. The young centerfielder has placed himself on a Ken Griffey Jr. path of greatness. They are fielding a rotation of Luis Castillo, George Kirby, and Logan Gilbert. The Mariners have a potent formula for success, with a Top 3 rotation and an up-the-middle core featuring Julio, J.P. Crawford, Cal Raleigh, and a three-headed monster in the rotation. The Mariners are ready to win. The media and the fans have laid into the Mariners' off-season, but Jerry Dipoto and company have devised a plan to prove most of us wrong.

Emerson Hancock
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The Mariners have Emerson Hancock still waiting in the wings. Battling some injuries for the early part of his career, Hancock isn't facing anything as severe as a Danny Hultzen injury. The Hultzen injury threw a wrench in the Mariners fielding Danny Hultzen, James Paxton, and Taijuan Walker in their rotation. Snell is still a proven MLB pitcher, winning two Cy Young awards and being a Washington state native. Snell wants to be a Mariner, but is he needed to make the 2024 team successful? 

Mitch Haniger
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The Seattle Mariners have a solid roster for 2024. Bringing back a team leader like Mitch Haniger helps fill the void of the team trading Eugenio Suarez regarding team leadership. This team didn't need Matt Chapman or Cody Bellinger, Boras's clients, to succeed. Who needs
Scott Boras? Not the Mariners, that's for sure.