2024 Seattle Mariners Offseason Plan

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With these projected additions, here's how the roster looks heading into Opening Day.

Projected Rotation and Lineup 


1: Blake Snell 

2: Luis Castillo 

3: George Kirby 

4: Logan Gilbert 

5: Bryan Woo 


Robbie Ray (midsummer)

Marco Gonzalez (midsummer)


1 JP Crawford SS

2 Randy Arozarena LF

3 Julio Rodriguez CF

4 Cal Raleigh C

5 Jorge Soler DH 

6 Kelenic RF

7 Geno Suarez 3B

8 Ty France 1B

9 Josh Rojas 2B


Blake Hunt

Dylan Moore

Whit Merrifield 

Dom Canzone 

As much as I'd love to have Tom Murphy back in this roster, I wonder if he's more interested in a starting role going forward. With that said, we'll slot newly acquired Blake Hunt into that role.

Overall, I think this is a completely realistic championship roster. The free agent additions of Blake Snell, Jorge Soler and Whit Merrifield along with the trade acquisition of Randy Arozarena amounts to a projected $58 million in added payroll. When you take into account the $14-$20 million shaved off of the payroll with Hernandez no longer in the picture, you're looking at what financially amounts to a low-ball offer in the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes.

I'd love to have Ohtani wearing the teal as much as the next person, but we have to ask ourselves what could Seattle do if they spread that $ and brought in multiple good players.

At the end of the day, we've added a two-time Cy Young ace, three 2023 all-stars, two of which you can make a strong case are entering their prime. The Mariners collapsed in September, just missing the playoffs. Not in 2024, not with this team. This is a strong roster that doesn't break the bank, and will get the Mariners closer to a World Series than ever before.

Go M’s