The Mariners lean right-hander, Nick Vincent has been waiting for his chance to cash in during arbitration. In his first season in the process, Vincent tripled his previous salaries and is now making over 1.3 million dollars in 2017.
Vincent has been waiting eagerly over the past five years for his first chance to be arbitration-eligible. After exceeding his rookie status in 2013, Vincent put in solid work for the San Diego Padres before being shipped to the Mariners in time for the 2016 season.
Vincent played his most prominent role with the Mariners, tossing the ball for a career-high 60.1 frames. He also finished twice as many games than he ever had in the past, recording three saves along the way.
Despite Vincent’s career-worst 3.73 ERA in 2016 due in large part to his seven multi-runs allowed outings -that’s the same total of multiple runs he allowed in a game for the 2015 and 2014 seasons combined- Mariners GM, Jerry Dipoto, knows how capable Vincent is.
Now that Vincent is making over a million dollars as opposed to 500,000, the expectations will be higher for him, but all indications are that he will be able to live up to them. The Mariners just need to decide what role he’ll play in 2017.