Seattle Mariners: FanSided Offseason Simulation Day 1 Recap

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 29: Mallex Smith #0 of the Seattle Mariners and teammate Dee Gordon #9 celebrate after a game against the Oakland Athletics at T-Mobile Park on September 29, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners won 3-1. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 29: Mallex Smith #0 of the Seattle Mariners and teammate Dee Gordon #9 celebrate after a game against the Oakland Athletics at T-Mobile Park on September 29, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners won 3-1. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) /
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SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 14: Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto looks on as Ichiro Suzuki, center laughs with former Seattle Mariners players Edgar Martinez and Ken Griffey Jr. as Suzuki receives the Seattle Mariners Franchise Achievement Award before the game against the Chicago White Sox at T-Mobile Park on September 14, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 14: Seattle Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto looks on as Ichiro Suzuki, center laughs with former Seattle Mariners players Edgar Martinez and Ken Griffey Jr. as Suzuki receives the Seattle Mariners Franchise Achievement Award before the game against the Chicago White Sox at T-Mobile Park on September 14, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images) /

WHAT’S NEXT?

We’re going to keep being aggressive. We’ll continue to look at trades, specifically for Mitch Haniger, Omar Narváez, and Daniel Vogelbach, but we’ve made it clear we’re ready and willing to listen on every player.

On the Haniger front, given that we’ve already dealt Domingo Santana and Mallex Smith, we don’t feel that it’s absolutely necessary to facilitate a Haniger trade, even with the addition of Lewis Brinson. We’re dead set on starting Kyle Lewis and perhaps Jake Fraley in Triple-A for 2020, so Haniger truly isn’t blocking anyone and we’re not going to ship him off if we don’t feel the value of a potential package is worth more to us than Haniger is to our team.

Furthermore, we may even go out and add a veteran outfielder through free agency. We’ve already talked about the likes of Kole Calhoun (who’s now signed with the Pirates in our simulation), Alex Gordon, and Shogo Akiyama, though we’re not really sure which direction we want to go.

We’d love to hear from you guys and see what you think our next move should be. Let us know on Twitter or in the comments section below!

Here’s what our current 40-man roster looks like, which sits at 39 as of now:

Starting Pitchers (8): Marco Gonzales, Chris Archer, Justus Sheffield, Yusei Kikuchi, José Ureña, Aaron Sanchez, Justin Dunn, Ricardo Sánchez

Relief Pitchers (15): Art Warren, Brandon Brennan, Dan Altavilla, Reggie McClain, José De León, Anthony Banda, Taylor Guilbeau, Zac Grotz, Phillips Valdez, Matt Festa, Austin Adams, Gerson Bautista, Matt Magill, Erik Swanson, Sam Tuivailala

Catchers (2): Omar Narváez, Tom Murphy

Infielders (9): Austin Nola, Daniel Vogelbach, Shed Long, Tim Lopes, Donnie Walton, Kyle Seager, J.P. Crawford, Kevin Kramer, Dylan Moore

Outfielders (5): Mitch Haniger, Lewis Brinson, Jake Fraley, Braden Bishop, Kyle Lewis

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