Free Agency is set to start this week. The Mariners might just be in the best spot they have been in since… well, since they left the Kingdome. It does feel like the 2022/23 off-season is going to have the same main goal as the 2021/22 off-season did.
Bats. Offense. More Bats.
If you are going to argue that the Mariners don’t really need to add to the lineup, you are going to be a part of a very small group of fans. I can see the argument, but it doesn’t mean that I agree with it.
What we’ve done here at Sodo Mojo is put together a collaborative effort to examine what it is that we think the Mariners should do this offseason. You’ll see certain themes throughout, mostly revolving around the introduction to the article. Hitting. There is more to it than that. Some talk about the greater picture, and how it might be a hitting coaches/instructional thing. Others dive deep into positional needs and multiple options for upgrades. There’s also mention of some of the big-name guys, obviously.
This is an important offseason, as the Mariners truly do seem to be pushing for contention and a legitimate run at their first World Series appearance in team history. Goodness, do I want us off that dreaded list of teams to not make the World Series. You know, the one that looks like this.
Teams to not make the World Series
Yeah, I don’t like that. I’ve got a signed bottle of Edgar Martinez Mezcal sitting in my cupboard, just waiting to be opened and enjoyed the instant they make the World Series. The first one got opened when he made the HOF. Hopefully, I can open this one before my son can share it with me. He’s six, by the way.
Anyway, we decided to have anyone interested in putting together an off-season plan put their own spin on it. Then, we put them all in an article for your enjoyment. Yes, some of them are lengthy, and it might take you a while to get through them. With how much this offseason means to the Mariners, I think it will be worth it.
Each contributor is listed at the top of the page, and their Twitter handle is included. Let’s get started with one of our newest contributors, Christine Navarro. She looks at it from a different angle than most, and it’s a good starting point.