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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Rookie infielder Donnie Walton was the 65th player the Mariners used this season.

Rookie infielder Donnie Walton had a quiet, yet historic debut for the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night at T-Mobile Park.

The 25-year-old, who is the No. 28 prospect in Seattle’s organization, was promoted from Double-A Arkansas hours before Seattle’s homestand opener against the Reds, and didn’t enter the game until the ninth inning, when he came in as a defensive replacement at shortstop.

Walton didn’t see any action on his side of the diamond — the first two Reds batters of the inning flew out, and the third and final of the game grounded out to first as the Mariners wrapped up a 4-3 win — but his debut did have plenty of meaning.

And, with how the Mariners’ season has gone, “used” seems to be a good way to sum it up…..

 

QLE Posted: September 12, 2019 at 11:35 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Itchy Row Posted: September 13, 2019 at 11:57 AM (#5878918)
They'll probably end the season with more players used than wins.
   2. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 13, 2019 at 12:03 PM (#5878920)
65 seems like too many.

A 25 man turnover on your 40-man roster is incredible.
   3. Itchy Row Posted: September 13, 2019 at 12:17 PM (#5878927)
Two more debuted yesterday, so they're up to 67.
   4. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: September 13, 2019 at 12:33 PM (#5878931)
Somehow, being a Mariners fan has got more depressing of late.
   5. flournoy Posted: September 13, 2019 at 12:49 PM (#5878939)
Looks like the turnover is mostly relegated to the fringes (turning over many times) rather than the entire roster. From the Opening Day 25-man roster, 15 are still on the current 40-man roster and 3 of the other 10 are still on the team (two on the 60-day DL and one suspended). One of the remaining 7 was a short-term stunt (Ichiro) and doesn't really count as roster turnover in the usual sense.
   6. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: September 13, 2019 at 02:21 PM (#5878966)
Looks like the turnover is mostly relegated to the fringes (turning over many times) rather than the entire roster. From the Opening Day 25-man roster, 15 are still on the current 40-man roster and 3 of the other 10 are still on the team (two on the 60-day DL and one suspended). One of the remaining 7 was a short-term stunt (Ichiro) and doesn't really count as roster turnover in the usual sense.


Still. We are now up to 27.
   7. My name is RMc and I feel extremely affected Posted: September 14, 2019 at 08:31 PM (#5879189)
The Tigers have only used 53, but hardly any of 'em are worth a damn.
   8. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: September 14, 2019 at 10:31 PM (#5879264)
Isn't it obvious that the Mariners are simply trolling the obsessive collectors of player jerseys?
   9. bookbook Posted: September 15, 2019 at 02:41 PM (#5879368)
The Mariners traded away the veterans they could get anything remotely interesting for, took an extreme version of throwing relievers against the wall to see if any would stick, and suffered a few substantial injuries to potential core players (Haniger, Long, Bishop).

Remarkably, given all that churn, a fairly normal rebuild is under way just beneath the surface. There is at least the structure of a potentially solid team sitting within a year or two of major league performance.

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