2 Mariners who won't be back despite surviving the Winter Meetings, 1 who is guaranteed to return

With the conclusion of the Winter Meetings, we take a look at who is still not safe and who is guaranteed to be on the 2024 roster.
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The 2023 MLB Winter Meetings concluded this last week, and it was a pretty disappointing few days for Mariners fans. Many expected the addition of a big bat or 2, or possibly a trade to net them an impact bat like Randy Arozarena. We did get to see the Marines make a big trade, but it came at the detriment of the major league roster, where the Mariners sent Jarred Kelenic to the Braves in nothing more than a salary dump. We didn't even get to talk about a player they drafted in the Rule 5 draft, well, because they didn't take anyone.

The Mariners will most certainly make a few additions over the next few weeks, hopefully sooner rather than later. With quite a few holes, I am losing confidence that they will be able to fill all of these holes with solid talent before the season begins, something this team cannot afford to do yet again. I expected a few players Mariner's career to conclude at the Winter Meeting, but now that it is over, let's take a look at a couple of players I don't think will be back despite surviving the Winter Meetings, as well as 1 player I am very confident will have a roster spot heading into 2024.