3 bold moves the Mariners should make at the Winter Meetings

The Winter Meeting are set to begin this Friday. The Mariners have been linked to just about every player available, but who SHOULD they target?

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The most exciting part of the offseason is nearly here! The Winter Meetings are set to begin December 3rd down in Nashville. That really is when key free agents could sign their contracts with new teams, and teams can make substantial trades. Hopefully, Jerry Dipoto and the rest of the Mariners Front Office are going to be hitting the phones, and not hitting Music Row.

The Mariners have holes at second base, third base, corner outfield, designated hitter and bullpen. Some of those positions could be filled as soon as next week. This is going to be an exciting time. The Mariners are linked to just about every big name out there, but will they actually spend the big bucks to land any of those players? I sure hope so. Here are 3 bold moves the Mariners SHOULD make to turn this team into a powerhouse.

Remember, prospects are just that: prospects. It is fun to dream about potential, and I am just as guilty of it. But Banners hang forever, and most prospects bust out. Remember the days of dreaming of Dustin Ackley, Justin Smoak, Brad Miller, Nick Franklin, Danny Hultzen, and others? Those guys were all top prospects once upon a time. More times than not, moving prospects for proven talent is the best option. Do not get overly attached to prospects!