Scenario 1: Blockbuster Trade for at least 1 bat
In this scenario, if the Mariners acquired an elite-level bat like a Randy Arozarena, Isaac Paredes, or Juan Soto I would consider this a solid step in the right direction. Obviously, some other significant moves would need to be made, but at least we would be able to tell that the Mariners know what the issues of the roster are and are willing to make the moves necessary to fix it.
I think with the recent news that the Kelenic trade all happened in 1 day, and the Mariners contacted the Braves about it, signals the fact that Jerry Dipoto and company are confident that they are working towards something big. There have been a lot of connections between the Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays and if it came through that the Mariners acquired one or both of, Arozarena, Paredes, and maybe even Tyler Glasnow, I would be happy with how the Winter Meetings went.