The Seattle Mariners are well equipped to finally break their 16-year playoff drought in 2018, which is now the longest among the four major North American professional sports. Seattle has gradually kept adding pieces to the puzzle, and 2018 may be the year everything comes together for manager Scott Servais and the Mariners.
General manager Jerry Dipoto has proven to be the most aggressive general manager in Major League Baseball, surpassing all other teams in terms of number of trades since he took the job in 2015. The main off-season acquisition this year for Dipoto was the trade for speedster Dee Gordon. Gordon is an electric force at the top of any lineup, and he has traditionally played shortstop and second base in his career. Jean Segura and Robinson Cano already make up one of the best middle infields in the MLB, meaning Dee Gordon will be employed as the full time center fielder for Seattle. Dee Gordon led the National League in steals during three of the past four seasons, a feat the Mariners hope transfers over to Safeco Field and the American League. Designated hitter Nelson Cruz is consistently one of the most reliable sluggers in the game, and third baseman Kyle Seager has quietly emerged as one of the better third basemen in the MLB. With Robinson Cano, Jean Segura, Dee Gordon, Nelson Cruz, and Kyle Seager, this Seattle Mariners lineup has plenty of depth, power, and versatility.
On the mound former Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez will return for his 14th season, all of which have come in Seattle. After King Felix, James Paxton and Mike Leake will provide stability in the starting rotation. Paxton had a breakout season in 2017, posting a sub-3.00 ERA in 24 starts. Jerry Dipoto also signed reliever Juan Nicasio to a multi-year deal to shore up the bullpen ahead of closer Edwin Diaz.
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