The 2018 Sodo Mojo Off-Season Plan

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 9: Robinson Cano
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Sign Jaime Garcia to 2 year, $16 million Deal

It is no secret that the Mariners are looking to add starting pitching. After fully committing to loading his rotation with fly ball pitchers, Dipoto has since admitted that the team went overboard with these types of players. We already have watched how quickly Dipoto can work when he recognizes a mistake, as evident by the Mike Leake trade in late August.

Much like Leake, Jaime Garcia is a ground ball pitcher who could look pretty good in a Mariners uniform. Garcia pitched for 3 teams last season, and hits the open market as a 31-year-old. A ground ball machine, Garcia produced a career 56.2% GB rate.

Garcia does not miss a ton of bats, but also limits the walks fairly well. While not a top of the rotation arm, Garcia does provide quality depth in a rotation that started Andrew Albers, Erasmo Ramirez, and Ariel Miranda for large portions of the season.