Tag: Robbie Ray
2022 Season Preview: Starting rotation
Unlike the last two seasons (OK, one plus the mini-2020), the Mariners will not start the year with a six-man rotation. That experiment was tied to a tenuous logic about workloads after long layoffs (2020) and then because of a lack of innings in the prior year (2021). It didn't really pan out, the pitchers didn't like it, and—perhaps most importantly to manager Scott Servais—it deprived the bullpen of yet another arm that it didn't need (the Seattle bullpen had anywhere from 8-11 pitchers in it last year while the team carried a minuscule bench).
M's sign reigning Cy Young champ Ray
Seattle General Manager Jerry Dipoto struck again today, landing one of the biggest free-agent pitchers on the market for Your Seattle Mariners. Left-hander Robbie Ray, winner of the 2021 American League Cy Young Award, will join the M's on a five-year pact as soon as he clears medical evaluations. (UPDATE, 11/30/21: The deal is now official.)