Could the Mariners grab players from other teams who are out of minor league options?

Could the Mariners grab players from other teams who are out of minor league options? From former top prospects to relievers, there could be a ton of talent available before Opening Day.
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Relief pitching could be available, too

There could potentially be several relief options that the Mariners could choose from. Injuries to Matt Brash, Gregory Santos, and Jackson Kowar have left the Mariners somewhat thin in the bullpen. They did go out and sign Ryne Stanek, which helps. While Brash and Santos are not expected to miss significant time, depth is still an issue for every team, no matter how good your bullpen is.

Some relievers who are out of options and could be waived include names like Brandon Bielak (HOU), Pierce Johnson (ATL), JT Chargois (MIA), and Sixto Sanchez (MIA). Those are not huge names, but they are guys who have shown upside before. Some of these guys may stick with their current club, but you would have to think that they all could be available, too.

Bielak started 13 games for the Astros in 2023 and had a sub-4 ERA. Injuries in the Astros rotation may force the Astros to keep Bielak, but he has shown to be a decent swingman in the past, and that brings value. Pierce Johnson has bounced around so far in his career. He started 2023 with the Colorado Rockies and had a 6.00 ERA before being traded to the Atlanta Braves, where he had a 0.76 ERA in 23 innings. Could be great value in that arm.

A pair of Marlins arms who are out of options are former Mariner JT Chargois and former top prospect Sixto Sanchez. Chargois spent part of 2021 in Seattle before they traded him to the Tampa Bay Rays. He spent 2023 with the Marlins and was a solid option in their bullpen. The Mariners already have 2 lefty's in their pen, but they should at least take a look in his direction, should he be waived.

Sixto Sanchez was the centerpiece from the Philadelphia Phillies back when they traded for J.T. Realmuto back before the 2019 season. He debuted in 2020 but has not pitched in the Majors since then due to injury. In fact, Sanchez did not pitch in 2021 or 2022 and only pitched in 1 inning in 2023 for Miami's AA affiliate. So, why should the Mariners be interested? He looks to pitch again full-time in 2024, and he is still just 25 years old. He will not be a candidate for the Opening Day roster, but if the Mariners could find a way to stash him, he could be a monster in Seattle.

While there are countless other names out there, these are the most interesting names the Mariners should look at. None of them are going to be stars for the team in 2024, but depth is the key to success, and you can never have enough depth. These guys are still talented, and a change of scenery could do these guys wonders. As always, Go Mariners!