Not a lot of winners here. Mostly tinkering...Come on, have some faith. Dipoto‘s move will make sense in a few days. Look at all the moves he has made in the past to bring us a playoff team. Oh, that’s right Dipoto has never created a playoff team of his own even when he worked for the Angels.
While true, that can also be said about every other GM before they created their first one.Oh, that’s right Dipoto has never created a playoff team of his own even when he worked for the Angels.
At first glance this looks like quite and upgrade from Graveman and they have control of Castillo for several more years rather than months - where is the cheering section?
The Mariners are in that "netherworld", 8 games back of first in their division, but only 2.5 back from a wildcard. Do you go "all in", depleting your system for rentals? What happens if it doesn't work? Yankees and Dodgers have the riches, they can buy players if it doesn't work. Red Sox are pretty much in the post season, lest they fall apart, but with their starting pitching and line-up, seems unlikely.
From what I can tell, the Mariners have improved their line-up with the last few moves, without breaking the bank. Royals did a similar thing, small moves in 2014, squeaked into the post season as a wildcard and made a run to Game 7 of the WS, then in 2015, "broke the bank" when they were way up in the Central standings and won the WS - Lots of folks in KC sounded like the current crop of Mariners fans, up until September / October 2014, then, well, Dayton Moore (GM) was a hero - it's been downhill since, but was worth it. Now with the young crop after rebuilding the minor league system, well, wait 'til next year ...