Ranking the five best acquisitions the Mariners have made so far this off-season

Jerry Dipoto and Justin Hollander have been active this winter, adding and subtracting from the Mariners roster. Here are their five best moves so far.

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#2 OF/1B Luke Raley

One of the biggest off-season acquisitions the Mariners made was acquiring Luke Raley from the Rays. Raley was on fire through the first half of the season in 2023, as he hit .270, with a .925 OPS, 15 HR, and 36 RBI. His numbers cooled off considerably in August and September as he hit just .219, with a .677 OPS, 4 HR, and 13 RBI in the second half of the season. Raley also suffered a neck injury in mid-September which caused him to miss the postseason. Hopefully, with an off-season to recover, Raley will be healthy and ready to go for the 2023 season.

The Mariners expect Raley to play one of their two corner outfield positions. Most likely filling the void left by Teoscar Hernandez in right field. While also being an option for the Mariners at first base if necessary. Raley was a good defensive outfielder for the Rays in 2023, as he had no errors as an outfielder last season. After Teoscar Hernandez had an up-and-down year defensively in right field for the Mariners, Raley's glove will be a welcome upgrade at the position. The Mariners will also have Raley under club control through the 2028 season.