The Seattle Mariners are a bit of an enigma. They are dead last in baseball in batting average, on-base percentage, and 26th in slugging percentage. They are 22nd in starting pitcher ERA and their bullpen ERA is 12th in baseball. By their -53 run differential, they should be a team that is 44-55. For comparison, the Colorado Rockies run differential is -57 and they should be a team that they are: 43-55.
But, entering Sunday, the Mariners have a record of 53-46, which is good enough for third place in the AL West, as they are seven games back of the Houston Astros for the AL West lead but only 2.5 games back of the second Wild Card spot.
Knowing the history of their general manager (and former Rockies front office executive and relief pitcher) Jerry Dipoto, the Mariners could make a ton of moves before the July 30 trade deadline and if you look at the stats, the Mariners could use a lot of moves.
How the Seattle Mariners are a fit for Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story
In theory, the Seattle Mariners are not a fit for Trevor Story because their everyday shortstop, J.P. Crawford, is one of, if not, their best players. By rWAR, Crawford has been their best player. He is third among qualifiers on the Mariners in OPS+ at 99 (which further shows how poor their offense has been).
But considering how crafty Dipoto is and the rumors flying that at least one MLB team is interested in Trevor Story as a center fielder, the Mariners very well could be that team.