The Mariners were expected to be active this offseason. With a few holes in the lineup, many expected them to pursue to the free agent market for a bat or 2, as well as look at dealing from their depth of starting pitching to acquire a controllable middle-of-the-order bat.
We also heard rumblings of teams being interested in acquiring Eugenio Suarez. On the heals of a gold glove level season, yes he was robbed, a lot of teams figured to be interested. But the Mariners traded Geno, a clubhouse leader and fan favorite, for a backup major league catcher and a high upside reliever, an underwhelming return if you ask me.