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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Astros - C

Additions - Victor Caratini, Dylan Coleman, Oliver Ortega

Subtractions - Phil Maton, Ryne Stanek, Michael Brantley, Martin Maldonado

The Astros have had a pretty quiet offseason, only making three additions, the most notable being catcher Victor Cartini. Caratini is a solid hitting catcher, but only played in 62 games last year; after losing Maldonado to free agency, Cartini is a solid backup option. The Astros don't have many needs, but they could stand to add some pitching.

The two biggest losses (though, it's still possible they resign with the Astros) are Maton and Stanek. Maton was a solid reliever last year throwing 66 innings, with a 3.00 and really solid walk and strikeout numbers (10.1 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9). Stanek, who is not expected to return, threw 50 2/3 innings with a 4.09 ERA (in 2022 it was 1.15) while posting solid walk and strikeout numbers as well (9.1 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9). For a team that is expected to compete for the division title, losing these two arms is a big blow.

The Astros still have one of the best offenses in baseball with a solid rotation led by Justin Verlander, so losing a backup catcher and a couple of bullpen arms shouldn't kill them. They could have added a solid reliever, and it would've made up for the Stanek and Maton losses, but the Astros haven't botched this offseason.