Seattle Mariners

”I’m leaving” – George Kirby is expected to lose his career after divorcing his wife for…

”I’m leaving” – George Kirby is expected to lose his career after divorcing his wife for…


Mariners to call up RHP George Kirby to reinforce rotation

It’s about to be a nightmare in Dream Land for the AL West



What’s the MLB equivalent of a WojBomb? A PassanProjectile? PassanPewPewPew? Anyway, we got one:



The Mariners are indeed slumping, Jeff, thanks for noticing. After demoting the struggling Matt Brash to Tacoma this past week, it wasn’t clear who the fifth starter would be, with most people (read: us) assuming the Mariners would go with a bullpen day, probably anchored by Justus Sheffield. But according to Ryan Divish, that isn’t the case, although he does have some handy advice for you:


Hmmm well that’s mysterious. Luckily, this subsequent response is less mysterious:


Subtle! So it looks like Flexen and Kirby will trade spots in the rotation, and we will be saved a Bullpen Day for now. Promoting Kirby is certainly a much higher-ceiling move than relying on Justus Sheffield and the Bullpen Singers, although a riskier one, considering Kirby has barely scraped 100 minor-league innings since being drafted back in 2019, and his workload will have to be managed carefully.



Kirby lost out on the fifth starter job to Brash this spring training after the latter looked dominant while Kirby labored, posting a 7.04 ERA in 7.2 innings of work, although he did record a dazzling 12 strikeouts. In the five games he’s pitched so far at Arkansas, however, Kirby has proved to be too powerful for the Texas League, striking out almost 35% of batters faced while maintaining his minuscule walk rate of 5.4% and holding batters to a batting average below the Mendoza Line. He’s most recently coming off a seven-strikeout performance against Wichita:





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