A recap of the Winter Meetings and how all of the moves made affect the Seattle Mariners.
The 2020 MLB Winter Meetings have come and gone and were held successfully despite it being the first time that the meetings were held all virtually. Before Sunday, the first day of the five day long Winter Meetings, not much had happened in terms of trades and signings, but things got rolling with the winter meetings.
We also found out a few key pieces of news that should help the free-agent market start moving during the five days relating to whether or not the NL will have a DH next year as well as some foreign player postings.
The Mariners also made some moves of their own and selected a player in the Rule 5 Draft which happened on the last day of the Winter Meetings. So, now let’s get into what happened during the Winter Meetings starting with day one.
Los Angeles Angels sign Jake Faria
The division rival Angels signed former high ranking prospect Jake Faria to a minor league contract. This contract means two things for Seattle. First, the division-rival Angels have brought in a reliever who could be a key part of their bullpen. Second, Faria signing a minor league contract could send a signal about the market for relievers as he would have hoped to sign somewhere for an MLB deal but his poor recent performance and no appearances in 2020 led to him taking a minor league deal just a month and change into free agency.