Mariners offseason roundup in advance of Winter Meetings
The Mariners have been one of the most active teams in baseball since the 2022 season wrapped up. That really shouldn’t surprise anyone, as Jerry Dipoto and crew have seemingly been involved in more trades than any other team since taking over the team. We are going to start putting out news roundups each week to cover everything that has happened with the Mariners during that week.
Due to how many moves the Mariners make, it can be difficult to keep up with all of them. Before we get to recapping the trades, why don’t we take a look at some of the other roster moves that Seattle has made so far.
Let’s get to this offseasons moves for the Mariners in advance of the Winter Meetings
The big one to me that I think needs to be talked about was the trio of guys that were essentially released after the season. Luis Torrens, Brian O’Keefe, and Casey Sadler are no longer with the team. Torrens has been quite underwhelming, so that wasn’t a big surprise. O’Keefe made his debut this year, but as he’s aged the Mariners have decided to go in another direction. Sadler is the surprising one, as he wasn’t owed very much money.
They aren’t the only ones who were outrighted and are no longer Mariners. Ryan Borucki elected free agency as well, and will join Sadler in looking to join a bullpen somewhere else.
There are some other players who also look like they aren’t going to be with the Mariners anymore. The big ones are Adam Frazier and Mitch Haniger, who both have become free agents after their contracts ran out. The same goes for Carlos Santana, Matthew Boyd, and Curt Casali.
We’ve also acquired some players as well. LHP Gabe Speier was claimed off waivers from the Royals, we signed Trevor Gott to a one-year MLB deal, and traded for Easton McGee from the Red Sox.
Then we’ve got the three big trades that they have made. We will go out of order a bit, starting with Kyle Lewis to the Diamondbacks for C/OF Cooper Hummel. The biggest deal so far was acquiring Teoscar Hernandez from the Blue Jays for Erik Swanson and Adam Macko. The most recent is filling the hole at second base by sending Jesse Winker and Abraham Toro to the Brewers for Kolten Wong.
Players who are no longer Mariners (MLB Service)
- Mitch Haniger
- Casey Sadler
- Curt Casali
- Matthew Boyd
- Luis Torrens
- Brian O’Keefe
- Ryan Borucki
- Carlos Santana
- Adam Frazier
- Jesse Winker
- Abraham Toro
- Erik Swanson
- Kyle Lewis
New Players on the Mariners
- Teoscar Hernandez
- Kolten Wong
- Easton McGee
- Trevor Gott
- Gabe Speier
- Cooper Hummel
I know it looks like we lost a lot of players, but when you look at the list, it’s mostly made up of players that had no role on the Mariners roster or very little experience in The Show.
With the Rule 5 draft coming up and the Winter Meetings going on, there is bound to be plenty more news in Mariners land. Stay tuned!