Seattle Mariners Offseason Prediction – If The M’s Had The Dodgers Budget

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Seattle Mariners Offseason Prediction: Andrew Miller (4 years, $30 million)

The Mariners relief pitching was the best in baseball in 2014 with a 2.59 ERA. But the only left handed relievers currently on the roster are Charlie Furbush (3.61) and Lucas Luetge (5.00), who rank last and second-to-last on the team in ERA out of the bullpen.

Miller’s ERA has gone down every year since 2010, culminating with a ridiculous 2014 season: 2.02 ERA, 0.80 WHIP, and 14.9 K/9. Only Aroldis Chapman had a better strikeout-per-nine-innings ratio.

Bringing back Joe Beimel would also be beneficial to the club. Although they were fantastic as a whole, last year’s ratio of  7 right-handed relievers to only 3 lefties wasn’t ideal. Also, the emergence of Carson Smith, who went 8.1 IP with zero runs allowed and only two hits, makes one of the other righties expendable.

Next up: It’s going to sound weird, but hear me out!