Have the Mariners had the best offseason in the AL West?

The Mariners offseason has been rather quiet, but maybe the other teams losing so much, while the Mariners have made a few moves to improve the floor, put this offseason in the Mariners favor.
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The Mariners offseason has been a pretty disappointing one; it's been filled with salary dumps, RSN news, and only 1 or 2 solid additions, it definitely leaves Mariners fans wanting more. The team made it clear that they wanted to cut back on the strikeouts and look to improve the overall floor of this team.

The losses of three key parts of the lineup (Jarred Kelenic, Teoscar Hernandez, Eugenio Suarez) leave this team still needing to add another bat or two. They have also lost rotational depth in Marco Gonzales (traded to the Braves with Kelenic).

The best addition the Mariners have had this offseason is DH, Mitch Garver, who should add a significant presence to the middle of the lineup and give the Mariners the best DH they have had since Nelson Cruz. The still have work to do after the Garver signing, but this team is on their way to being in a better place than last year's team. While the Mariners haven't made many sizeable additions to the team, the best thing for them and their chances in 2024, might be the losses that other teams have suffered.