Move #3: Mariners still need another bat... somewhere
Are we asking a lot in trying to get another bat? I don't think so. Not when you look at the team and see that they already subtracted three starters from their lineup last year, and the only replacement you can argue that they have is Luis Urias. I want him to succeed, and I think all of us here at Sodo Mojo do, but you still need 3 additions to the team even if he does well. Corner OF, corner OF, and a DH.
That's where the third move comes in, to satisfy that DH spot while still being able to play the field a bit. Whether they have enough to spend on someone like Rhys Hoskins is unlikely, but he could take play first and have Ty DH, or vice versa. There are some other options out there that might be cheaper though, and that are definitely worth looking at.
Could it be Justin Turner? JD Martinez? Eddie Rosario? Tommy Pham? Adam Duvall? Joc Pederson? Michael Brantley? Joey Votto?
There are a lot of options out there that won't break the bank and can still net you a solid hitter. Those holes in the lineup have to be filled, and finding a mix of decent player at a decent number is the route that can be taken to placate fans while keeping the cost reasonable. If the Mariners are going to be successful, then these are the three moves they need to make... or at least something along those lines.