The Mariners starting rotation is turning out to be one of the best in all of baseball. Sure, Ryan Rowland-Smith is not meeting expectations, but the other 4 are, and in some cases exceeding them. However, we are the worst offensive team in the majors, or damn near.
The talk is now surrounding trading Lee. He is a free agent comes seasons end, but is pitching out of his mind. However, his run support for the last 5 games has been horrible.
April 30th, 0 runs
May 5th, 3 runs
May 11th, 5 runs, his first win
May 16th, 1 run
I hate to say it, but he is not long for this world in Seattle. I think he is a superstar pitcher and deserves some offense. I don’t think we throw in the towel yet on this season. I feel there would be other ways to bring in bats without dropping one of the best offseason pickups in Mariner’s history.
From a bullpen perspective, we are average. It should be noted, the pen has done it’s fair share to blow leads. Dare I say, I miss Brandon Morrow? Nah! Of course, if we did not put our pitchers into so many 1 run situations, perhaps the pen would look a bit better.
Not exactly sure how to fix this situation, perhaps trading Lee is our only option at this point. If we do any moves, I would think we would do them in June, and not wait until the end of July.