Seattle Mariners: 5 Under-the-Radar Free Agent Targets

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 10: Garrett Richards #43 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches during the first inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium on July 10, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 10: Garrett Richards #43 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches during the first inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium on July 10, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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The Mariners have a decent chunk of money to make a splash this offseason, but one or two moves won’t be enough to fill out their roster. To build a contender, the M’s will need to find solid role players on the market.

I consistently preached for the Mariners to work on the depth of their roster during the 2018 season. They did beef up the bullpen quite a bit, but failed to do the same offensively and in the rotation. If they wish to compete in 2019, the Mariners need a better selection of players at their disposal; ones that provide consistency and balance throughout the roster.

These players are not superstars, but they aren’t the Andrew Romines of the world either. They don’t heavily lean to one side of the spectrum or the other. Often available on team-friendly deals, there is very little risk with the chance of a high reward when targeting these players.

The craftiest of general managers are able to hit on these players more often than not. Jerry Dipoto has been able to accomplish just that from time to time; however, it’s mostly been done through trades. It’ll be interesting to see how he attacks the free agent market this Winter. No matter what, we know he’ll always be creative in his approach.

Here are five under-the-radar free agents the Mariners could potentially target this offseason.

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