Just how good could things get for the 2024 Mariners? Here's what the ceiling could look like

If things go right, and we mean RIGHT, just how great could Seattle be? Here is a look at the ceiling for the Mariners if things go right in 2024

Division Series - Houston Astros v Seattle Mariners - Game Three
Division Series - Houston Astros v Seattle Mariners - Game Three / Steph Chambers/GettyImages
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Trade Deadline

After sweeping the Houston Astros immediately after the all-star break, the trade deadline became more about finding pieces to help Seattle get to the World Series, not just the postseason. With the St. Louis Cardinals struggling yet again, despite a dominant first half from Nolan Arenado, the Mariners go for it. That's right Jerry Dipoto and John Stanton go for it.

Trade: Seattle acquires 3B Nolan Arenado and RHP Chris Stratton, St. Louis acquires C Harry Ford, RHP Emerson Hancock & OF Alberto Rodriguez 

It's a heavy price, letting go of two top ten prospects, including top 50 prospect Harry Ford, but Seattle completes their lineup with a MVP caliber hitter and world class defensive star at the hot corner. The Mariners lineup is now arguably one of the very best in all of baseball.

Second Half MVP Surge

With Arenado added to an already potent roster, the offense took it up a notch, and we once again saw an absolute surge by Julio Rodriguez. As the Mariners sprint to a 100-win season, Julio lays claim to being the best player in the American League, in large part to a historic 40/40 season and Gold Glove defense in center field.

It was poetic that his 40th home run would be the epic grand slam walk off in the 10th inning against the Yankees on September 18th to officially clinch not just the first MVP award to a Seattle Mariner since 2001, but also the teams first AL West title in that magical season. With the division and #1 seed locked up in a weak American League, the Mariners were able to rest their starters and prepare and set themselves for a hopeful deep run.

During the final two weeks of the season, it was announced that Jerry Dipoto and Scott Servais were each given five year extensions.