We are less than a month away from the biggest offseason in recent history for the Seattle Mariners. Coming off of an unexpected 90-win season, plus President of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto being given the green light to spend big in free agency, Mariners fans are brimming with excitement for what’s to come.
This article will feature contributions from four SoDo Mojo writers: Ben Ranieri, Derek Richwine, Max Ellingsen, and myself, as it would be impossible for one writer to try to accurately tackle the activities coming up this winter. The Mariners’ offseason plan is obviously in the hands of Dipoto and company, but our team will give our humble opinions on what Seattle should do once the World Series wraps up in early November.
The five biggest question marks for the Mariners heading into next season are how to handle their starting rotation, plus the everyday duties at catcher, second base, third base, and the outfield. So, we’ll focus primarily on those five aspects of the team (though the Mariners will assuredly address all positions during the offseason).
Enough with the intros – we’ll take it away with next year’s starting pitchers: