3 moves the Mariners need to make now that the winter meetings are over

The winter meetings are over, and they went fairly quietly. Here are 3 moves that the Mariners need to make to turn around their offseason

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For all the excitement around the Mariners, I think we were all hoping that something big was going to happen over the winter meetings. Jarred Kelenic, Marco Gonzales, and Evan White kicked things off when the team traded them to the Atlanta Braves, and it really seemed like that was going to be the move that kicked the rest of the offseason plan into gear.

Instead... crickets. The Mariners haven't done anything else, and only a small handful of things across the league have even happened since then. The Juan Soto move opened the door a bit, as we saw Eduardo Rodriguez head to the Diamondbacks and Jeimer Candelario head to the Cincinnati Reds. Candy would've been a nice addition to the Mariners as they could use an upgrade at third base, but that's off the table now.

There are a lot of holes on this team. All year in 2023, fans clamored for the team to go out and get another bat. It goes back to last offseason, as you could see the hole in the lineup. AJ Pollock and Tommy LaStella were not the answer, and the LaStella move never made sense at all.

The reason I bring this up is that the Mariners are faced with more holes in their lineup than they were at this point last year. Urias is a low-floor/high-ceiling play at third. You have Rojas/Cabby at second that frustrates some fans (not me, I like Rojas), no real option at DH, no LF, and no RF... unless you think Dylan Moore and Dominic Canzone are going to play those spots.

I think you get the point. The Mariners need to make some moves if they want to be a legit playoff team, which we know they are on the cusp of. Here are 3 moves that the Mariners need to make now that the winter meetings are over.