Giants sign Matt Wisler
The former Mariners reliever signed with the San Francisco Giants for 1 year $1.15 million.
White Sox sign Adam Eaton
CBS Sports had Adam Eaton as a possible Mariners signing in their offseason predictions. However, the White Sox have brought him back after 4 years in Washington D.C. Chicago signed him for 1 year $8 million, which is another price that the Mariners can look at for what the market is like this offseason.
Royals sign Carlos Santana
I had talked about Carlos Santana as a possible DH/Platoon first baseman for next season and him signing with the Royals for 2 years $17.5 million could be a sign that the market is at a normal value, it’s just going slower than normal.
Giants sign Dominic Leone
Another former Mariners reliever signs with the Giants.
Mariners sign Chris Flexen
This was the big move for the Mariners during the Winter Meetings. Sodo Mojo co-expert Ryota Nishino broke it down more and tried to make sense of the signing here:
Rule 5 draft
The Rule 5 Draft happened. I talked about the Mariners picks here:
Rays trade Nate Lowe to the Rangers
The Rangers are making moves for the future with new GM Chris Young and made another good move with the Tampa Bay Rays acquiring first baseman Nate Lowe for a prospect. Watch out for Dane Dunning in the Texas rotation next year and Nate Lowe to be the everyday first baseman when they play the Mariners for the next few years.
Phillies hire Dave Dombrowski as GM
The Phillies are having a rough offseason and hiring a GM, officially not even until the day after the Winter Meetings, is the chef’s kiss. This matters to the Mariners and former Mariners like Jean Segura, as the Phillies are expected to be trading and signing some big-name players, so watch out for Seattle in those trade talks.