3 perfect fits for the Mariners that are still free agents

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CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 02: Brad Miller #15 of the St Louis Cardinals, formerly of the Seattle Mariners, hits a solo home run to centerfield in the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 2, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 02: Brad Miller #15 of the St Louis Cardinals, formerly of the Seattle Mariners, hits a solo home run to centerfield in the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 2, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /
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It’s been said by GM Jerry Dipoto in seemingly every interview he has had this offseason: The Mariners are still looking for a left-handed hitter who can play second base and outfield, another starting pitcher, and one more bullpen arm.

As we have now entered the month of February, where the unsigned top free agents take their best offer and teams scramble to find players who fit their needs after they missed out on their top targets, Seattle seems to be sitting idly by.

However, in a recent interview, Jerry Dipoto did say that the Mariners missed out on some of their top targets that they thought they had a good chance at. This came right after possible free-agent fits Tommy La Stella, Brand Hand, and Anthony Bass were signed, so Dipoto was probably in on them.

It’s clear that the Mariners ownership group has also not let Jerry Dipoto spend like he might have expected he would be able to. There have also been rumors that this is true as well, so let’s make this easy for John Stanton’s budget.

So who are the 3 perfect fits for the Mariners at positions that Jerry Dipoto says they are still looking for?

I have assembled three players that should all cost less than $20 million next year that are perfect for what Seattle needs. There is still a left-handed utility hitter, a relatively cheap starting pitcher that we know fits in Seattle, and a young reliever who could be had for cheap, all available on the free-agent market.

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