The Mariners were given a Christmas miracle when they were able to sign DH, Mitch Garver, to a two-year deal, worth $24 million (there is a third-year mutual option, but not much is known as far as structure). This gives a huge boost to a lineup that desperately lacked a middle of the order prescence after the departures of Teoscar Hernandez and Eugenio Suarez. Garver, at his contract, is a bargain considering MLBTraderumors.com had him at three years and $39 million.
What's next? The Mariners are most certainly not done. Dipoto knows that they are still probably one-and-a-half bats short (a corner outfielder as well as a platoon option in the other corner outfield). The next move is just as important as the first one. The last few years the Mariners have continuously been 1 bat short, and it really hurt them. It is imperative for Dipoto to follow up the Garver deal with another solid bat and keep the momentum rolling.
The Mariners have been linked to pretty much every bat this offseason. We have talked about all sorts of free agents they should target as well as countless trade options they could explore. Let's take a look at 3 trade targets the Mariners should revisit after the Mitch Garver signing.