The Seattle Mariners' midseason grade. 

July 13, 2017

(43-47, 17.5 behind in AL West, 4 behind in Wild Card): Injuries to four-fifths of the rotation—including the increasingly mediocre Felix Hernandez, alas—have outweighed GM Jerry Dipoto's frenetic winter makeover, though the M's have gotten great work out of newcomers Mitch Haniger and Jean Seugra as well as late-2016 acquisition Ben Gamel; the last two both rank among the AL's top 10 in batting average and on-base percentage. The good news is that they're not completely buried, but they're going to need more pitching help from outside or within to catch up.

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