4 moves the Mariners could do to fix every hole in their lineup

The Mariners are faced with a lineup with plenty of holes in it. Here are 4 moves that they could make to fix every single one of them
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Mariners move #2: 3B Jeimer Candelario: 4YR/$54M ($13.5M AAV)

I think this fits the role for the riskiest move that the Mariners would be taking. Candelario was a cinderella type want last year from a lot of teams, emerging from the relative unknown to post some really strong numbers over the last couple of seasons. 2021 was awesome, 2022 not so, and 2023 was really good again.

Which Candelario are you getting? Well, there is a big part of me that thinks the players who are pretty good offensive pieces find easier success when they are surrounded by better players. You consistantly throw Jung Hoo Lee, JP, and Julio on base in front of Candelario, and a 265 BA with 20 HR and 100 RBI is not out of the question.

I don't know that you slot him in the 4, I always struggle with lineup construction a bit. Maybe it's somewhere else. For someone with a handful of good seasons at the plate, I think it could be fun to start the year that way and see how it goes.

Not sure if it's as important, but you're getting a decent defender here as well. We always praise Perry Hill, and it has to be said that if he made Geno that good, he could likely help Candelario improve as well.

Fills 3B. Current Salary ~ $148.5M