Most of the uncertainty surrounding the 2010 Mariners is focused on the pitching rotation, and because of this there hasn’t been a whole lot of talk about what the pen is going to look like. Much like there is an abundance of starting candidates, there are a number of relief candidates. The M’s are most likely going to carry six relievers—probably a closer, a setup man, three middle relievers, and a long relief/mop-up guy. Let’s assume for this article Carlos Silva is going to get another shot at the starting rotation out of the gate—and for the money we’re paying him, he probably will. So what’s the bullpen going to look like? Mop-up/Long relief: Chris Jakubauskas, Garrett Olson, or one of the other four or five rotation rejects This spot ...
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