5 players who were non-tendered that the Mariners should look at in free agency

The Free Agent pool got deeper once the non-tender deadline passed. Who should the Mariners look at?

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5. Adam Cimber, RP

Puyallup High School grad and former Washington Husky Adam Cimber was a somewhat surprise non-tender. Sure, he had a bad 2023, but from 2019-2022, he had a 3.12 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP. He has a funky delivery and is not a strikeout guy. He also averaged just 2.1 walks per 9 innings in that span, and even led the American League in games played, at 77 games. 2023 was really bad for Cimber, as he only pitched in 20.2 innings, with a 7.40 ERA. He gave up 6 home runs, the same amount he gave up the year previous in 70.2 innings.

Cimber has the talent to stick around, and he will be on multiple teams' radar ahead of Spring Training. I would love to see the Mariners bring him in on a short-term deal. He will be entering his age-33 season, so he may not have many opportunities after this season if he doesn't perform in 2024. He has been used as a high leverage arm before, and I think he could do it again. Bring him home, Mariners.

4. Spencer Turnbull, SP

You may remember his name, from when he threw a no-hitter against the Mariners back in 2021. He threw the no-no on May 18th of 2021, and was placed on the IL with a forearm strain on June 5th of that season. Later on that year, he was forced to undergo Tommy John Surgery, and missed the rest of 2021 and all of 2022. He came back in 2023 and struggled mightily. He started just 7 games for the Tigers and pitched to a 7.26 ERA in 31 innings.

Signing Turnbull would not be a major signing, in my mind. He is going into his age-31 season, fresh off of Tommy John. I think he would be a solid depth piece, either as a starter or a long reliever for the Mariners. He could also be depth down in Tacoma, kind of like how Tommy Malone was for the mariners the last few seasons. Maybe he latches onto a Major League roster somewhere, but I think he will be on a minimum contract, and for that price, I am all in on Spencer Turnbull.