3 players whose Mariners future could be cut short after Winter Meetings

With the MLB Winter Meetings set to begin, Dipoto is going to be active. The roster is set to undergo changes, and as we focus on additions, what players could be on their way out of Seattle?
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Dylan Moore

I said previously, the Mariners have certainly been intentional in getting rid of players that strike out a lot. Hence why I think Dylan Moore will be gone, in fact, I feel pretty confident that he will be gone in some sort of move, especially with Jose Caballero, Josh Rojas and the recent acquisition of Luis Urias.

He had a 33.9% strikeout rate in 2023, that is just awful! I think Dylan Moore is a solid player and has a good role as a super utility player, but with his career strikeout rate of 30.5% as well as being a .208 career hitter could see him on his way out of town. Caballero had a great year in 2023, with a 2.2 fWAR, and had a manageable 23.6% strikeout rate and a solid 10% walk rate. I think they will feel more comfortable having Jose Caballero be the sort of utility infielder.

The other part of this is that Dipoto has shown that he is looking to save money in addition to cutting the strikeouts down and Dylan Moore is making just over $6.5 million dollars over the next two years, and I think there is certainly a better way to spend that money, perhaps another high leverage reliever.