3 former Mariners we'll be glad are gone in 2024 and 2 we'll wish stayed

With the most roster turnover in baseball, we say goodbye to a couple of fan favorites. Here are some we are glad to see leave, and ones we wish didn't
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Mariners player fans wish stayed: Eugenio Suarez

We are sticking with a theme here; the two bats the Mariners will regret letting go of were strong clubhouse guys. Geno was a fan favorite and an absolute character. From his speeches, the good vibes, and even the entertaining "hacky sack" with the baseball shows he put on from time to time, he was one of the most entertaining players to watch.

I get why the Mariners let him leave. He has regressed a lot offensively and showed even more signs of regression with diminished bat speed. You can't tell me, though, that if Dipoto and Hollander had a full budget (like $170M that they should've been allowed) that Suarez would've been sent packing for an unproven reliever and a below-average backup catcher.

Geno posted a 30.8% strikeout rate with just a .391 slugging percentage, I get it, they wanted to cut back on strikeouts. Just like Teo, Geno was one of the biggest strikeout producers in the game in 2023. He still posted an above average wRC+ (102), and with his elite defense, he was a 3.2 fWAR guy.

Letting Geno go to join former Mariner, Paul Sewald, for the defending NL Pennant winning Diamondbacks, in hopes of getting better production at third base is fine logic. To send him away in what we know was a salary dump is just so disappointing as a fan. We all love Geno's good vibes and hope that he continues them with the Diamondbacks, once again making ownership eat Crow for being cheapskates.