5 Possible Scenarios for the Seattle Mariners to Fill the Rotation

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5 Possible Scenarios for the Seattle Mariners to Fill the Rotation
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The Seattle Mariners are fresh off their first big move of the offseason.

On Thursday, Seattle sent Jason Vargas to Los Angeles for Kendrys Morales, finally giving Mariners fans something to talk about after a long period of nothing but speculation.

However, the biggest topic now is that the trade has left the Mariners with some issues in the rotation.

With Vargas out of the picture, manager Eric Wedge currently has a rotation consisting of Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma, Erasmo Ramirez, Blake Beaven and potentially one of the big three (James Paxton, Danny Hultzen or Taijuan Walker) if they are ready after spring training.

To make matters worse, if none of the big three shows promise in spring training, Seattle fans might be looking at the return of Hector Noesi, who currently has the most big league experience.

Unless Noesi can show more consistency this spring training, this may not be something the Mariners organization wants to have come April.

So with that in mind, whom will the Mariners go after to fill out the rotation? Here are the five most likely scenarios.


Writer's Note: Immediately after posting, the Mariners signed former Detroit Tiger Jeremy Bonderman to a minor league deal with a camp invite. Bonderman has not pitched since 2010 and will be attempting a comeback from elbow reconstruction surgery with the Mariners.

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