July 28, 2021

Seattle’s Hot Stove: Who will be the Mariners’ FA pitcher mystery date? (Lookout Landing)

With a flurry of signings this week, including the landmark Evan White deal, the stove is starting to heat up for the Mariners. Admittedly, it’s more of a camp stove vs. some other teams’ roaring infernos, but it keeps us warm nonetheless. As a side note to the Kendall Graveman signing, Divish dropped this bit of info:

Even after the Graveman signing, we knew the Mariners likely needed to plug another hole in the rotation while waiting for Justin Dunn and Logan Gilbert to arrive. So who will be the Mariners’ mystery date? We’ve broken the possible suitors down into tiers.

The Dream On tier:

Gerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg, Zack Wheeler, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Madison Bumgarner, Dallas Keuchel

At this point in time, the Mariners likely won’t be shopping for any of these pitchers, all of whom have a Qualifying Offer (and therefore a draft-pick loss/a draft pick gain for the home club) attached. The Mariners are going to give their young pitching prospects a shot to see what they’ve got this year, a year in which the team doesn’t plan to contend, and will re-assess in…

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