Seattle Mariners Midseason Grades: The Relievers

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June 26, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Fernando Rodney (56) celebrates the 3-1 victory against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Fernando Rodney – 36 IP, 5.50 ERA, 5.27 FIP, -0.6 WAR

The Mariners have been hugely disappointing, and while it hasn’t been 100% Rodney’s fault, he sure has played his part. The now-former closer is having a vintage campaign, and by that I mean he’s been wild and ineffective. He may not be responsible for the Mariners, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t embody the Mariners. You used to hate him, and then you loved him, and now you’re back to hating him again. It’s comforting and familiar in a way. Grade: F-

Tyler Olson – 13.1 IP, 5.40 ERA, 6.30 FIP, -0.4 WAR

Olson was the hottest of shots during Spring Training, which is a time when everyone tries unsuccessfully to remember that the numbers aren’t predictive and should be ignored. We failed! We tuned into Olson’s numbers, got excited, and expected things from him. He was up for a little bit and then got sent down because he sucked. He walked more batters than he struck out while a member of the big league team. He’s been in AAA since coming off the DL in early June, where he’s been just okay. Grade: D-

Danny Farquhar – 30.1 IP, 6.23 ERA, 5.22 FIP, -0.3 WAR

This, to me, has been the most surprising development on this year’s team. Farquhar was so great – he did everything right that a pitcher could do right, and seemed a safe bet to soak up high-leverage innings at the back of the bullpen. So what’s he done instead? Collapsed! It’s like he took away half his strikeouts and converted them into dingers. Not a recipe for success, Danny. The former closer in currently in AAA. Grade: F