Mariners position of need #3: Third Base
This still makes me mad. I defend the process, cause I do want to believe that Dipoto and Hollinger are operating in a difficult set of circumstances handed down by Stanton. That they are dealing with a finite amount of money, and aren't able to spend to the levels that a team of this market and that brings in as much profit as they do should be spending.
Just look at the Urias trade and the Geno trade. Urias has a good ceiling, but if he doesn't hit it, you added an okay UTIL player and a risky bullpen piece in place of a growing bullpen piece, your clubhouse leader, and to save $7M. Not okay.
However, it could work out if they do spend that money to sign a 3B. Then it all makes sense.
Urias is actually the low cost option here since it already happened. I'll leave it at that for now.
It becomes weird here, as I don't believe that it would be smart what it would take to get Matt Chapman. The Mariners need a bat, not the defense, so it doesn't fit the needs of the team. It's why I'm leaving the focus on Jeimer Candelario. I think he would be a great signing for the Mariners, and I know that a lot of the other great people here at Sodo think the same thing.