The Mariners took a step in the right direction today, reportedly dumping reliever Sean White after moving Ryan Rowland-Smith to the bullpen. This does two very good things for the Ms. It relieves them of their worst reliever, and finally adds a lefty arm to the pen.
White has the second worst xFIP (more comprehensive ERA metric) of the seven Mariner relievers, and strikes out almost nobody. Not a good quality in a reliever, who needs to be able come in with runners on base and keep them there. Also, Smith could do with a change of role, and perhaps a few favorable lefty-lefty matchups out of the pen.
Also, Milton Bradley is back in the lineup tonight, and he has one of the M’s only 4 hits through 4 innings.
As for the DH woes, Dave Cameron of the USSMariner blog makes a good point about the organization asking Griffey to kindly step down.