Tweets about cake, icing, President of Baseball Operations, Jerry Dipoto, and the team’s lack of spending in the free agent market (John Stanton) flooded my timeline this week. The best thing is most of us connected all of those at one point due to Joe Doyle’s viral analogy. Mariners Twitter is undoubtedly an interesting place this offseason.
According to a recent report from Seattle Times reporter Ryan Divish, there is a thought that Dipoto is working with financial constraints this offseason. If that is the case, there are still some incremental moves the front office can make to raise the floor of the roster. Let’s take a minute to build the cake ourselves. Here are some moves that the Mariners could make throughout the remainder of the offseason to build a strong team without getting too crazy.