4 Mariners who belong on the trade block right now

The Mariners have a chance to push for a World Series. Here are four players that the team needs to seriously consider putting on the trade block
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With the Super Bowl past us, it is officially baseball season! The Seattle Mariners will have their pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training on Thursday, while the rest of the squad will arrive on the 20th. In an action-packed offseason for Seattle coming off a disappointing 2023, the expectations and pressure on the ball club are real on this fresh new season.

With potentially six new faces in the lineup, and a bullpen that will look different (and nasty) in 2024, it's clear that leadership wanted to shake some things up, while holding onto core pieces.

In a season where anything short of returning to the playoffs being considered a failure, it's never too early to look at potential candidates that could already be on the trading block right now. As Jerry Dipoto and Justin Hollander proved, this team will find a way to get better, and no player (ok, maybe Julio) is off the table if it helps the M’s improve.

With Seattle fielding arguably the deepest rotation and lineup in decades, it's fair to think that Peoria will turn into an intense battleground for players looking to make the Opening Day roster, or even earn starting jobs. This is a good problem to have, but one that does leave open the door to players potentially being dealt if the right opportunity arises, or if a player doesn't step up to the challenge this spring.