The Seattle Mariners' recent seven-game winning streak may be over, but it sure was nice to enjoy a week's worth of winning baseball in an otherwise disappointing season.
The biggest question now is whether some of the encouraging signs found within this stretch will have any long-lasting meaning. Over the course of this week and next, I hope to tackle a few of these questions in search of answers.
Rather than jinx anything last week, I posted an article highlighting the team's top prospects, figuring that most would be staying put in the minors; however with pitcher Carter Capps' recent call-up it made me wonder whether the M's would consider bringing up any other prospects out of the blue within the farm system.
While it's understandable that fans may want to see the M's "Big Three" pitching trifecta of Danny Hultzen, Taijuan Walker, and James Paxton brought up to Seattle, I just don't think it makes sense for this season.
When looking at the remaining list of top prospects, you could argue the same thing for the majority of them as deep down I don't believe any of them are quite ready.
At the same time, for the sake of the argument, here are five players who have yet to log MLB service time that the Mariners could consider giving at the very least a cup of coffee in the majors before the end of the season and, in some cases, might be best served with an immediate chance to see if they have what it takes.