April 13, 2024

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2022 Seattle Mariners Season a Significant Step Forward

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Seattle Mariners celebrate after Cal Raleigh’s home run sends them to the playoffs..

We take a look at the Seattle Mariners 2022 regular season and break it down from event to event.

The Seattle Mariners won 90 games for the second straight year. This time they made the playoffs and advanced to the American League Division Series before bowing out to Houston. This season represented a huge step forward.

Let’s unpack the Mariners’ 2022 regular season. There’s a lot to unpack, so we’ll take it from significant event to significant event.

Kicking it off with a Trade

Seattle Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto started his offseason with a bang. Shortly after the World Series ended, he acquired Adam Frazier from the San Diego Padres for a pair of minor leaguers, Ray Kerr and Corey Rosier.

Frazier was coming off his best Major League season with a .305/.368/.411/.779 slash line, 36 doubles, and 83 runs scored. He was supposed to solidify second base and be a table setter for the M’s power hitters in the middle of the order.

He did neither. Not that Frazier was bad, he just didn’t live up to expectations.

Big Signing

Before baseball shut down for the lockout, the Seattle Mariners went out and got reigning American League Cy Young award winner Robbie Ray in free agency. By all accounts, 2022 was his third-best season in nine years.

Ray gave up one less homerun than last year, and the M’s investment in him seems mostly worth it. Even if he faltered in the playoffs.

Next: Page 2 – Dealing Red, Part 1

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