“All I want for Christmas is……” everybody – Seattle Mariners wish list
As a Seattle Mariners fan that is expecting a slow offseason (which I am totally fine with), we might as well dream big during the holidays. You have to go big or go home when you are sending a list to Santa Claus, so I am asking for ALL FIVE of these free-agents this Christmas. PS: I will also settle for just one of them, Santa.
No. 1: J.T Realmuto
The Seattle Mariners have some solid catching depth, but J.T. Realmuto would certainly be a major upgrade. The two-time All-Star and one-time Gold Glover is one of the prized free-agents this offseason. He started his MLB career with the Miami Marlins in 2014, and gradually became a star.
Over 7 seasons, he holds a career .278/.328/.783 line. Realmuto has hit 95 home runs and also stolen 44 bases. He became one of the interesting case studies because of his athleticism as a catcher. Realmuto was actually a shortstop and was converted to catcher which has paid off.
The former Phillies catcher will turn 30-years-old next March, so he would act as a great veteran in the young Seattle Mariners squad. The Mariners currently have Tom Murphy who has been a great low-key addition since joining the team. Luis Torrens is also in the mix after coming to Seattle. And then Cal Raleigh is also not too far behind in the minors and is showing lots of promise.
Even with those three players, Realmuto is a player that the Seattle Mariners cannot pass up. Although it is highly unlikely that Jerry Dipoto will even talk to J.T. Realmuto’s agent this offseason, it would be a dream come true if he did walk into T-Mobile Park.
J.T Realmuto is just one of five players on my crazy wish list. Now that we have our guy manning the backstop, we need someone to throw to him. Meet the second player on my list…