Thank god! I was having to nice a day.AJ Pollock their big RH bat addition. What a joke. These guys are obsessed with platoon players.
I think Trout is the kind of over the hill veteran we don't want in Seattle. Been there, done that in previous regimes.Hoping the angels are trash again and Trout requests trade. Why not try and get him a ring here?
Hanigar for Hernandez is definitely a wash, except the M's let Hanigar walk for nothing instead of bringing him back along with acquiring Hernandez. They gave up an important bullpen asset in Swanson to get Hernandez. Swanson has not been replaced. Wong was acquired for two pieces of trash in Winker/Toro & this guy is supposed to be the savior? Wong will absolutely not be a significant upgrade over Frazier. The 2023 Seattle Mariners are not significantly more talented than the end of 2022. Am I going to watch the games when I have the time? Yes, basically just to follow the studs in the rotation (Castillo, Ray, Gilbert, Kirby), will I watch for the offense or when Marco starts? No. Do I expect the M's to actually be a real threat for the World Series? No. Only way that happens is if this starting rotation is legendary.Looks pretty weak. To no surprise, the FO is showing to be cheap. While I didn’t expect us to dish out one of these huge contracts, we are basically standing pat.
We’ve slightly upgraded at 2B with Wong replacing Frazier.
Teoscar for Haniger feels like a wash.
We still have not addressed corner OF.
They never went after a DH, and they should, with us losing Santana. Even with him that was a position that needed to be improved.
The playoffs showed that we needed at least one more really good bullpen arm.
Overall it feels like a very underwhelming offseason, primarily because the FO doesn’t want to spend. They’d rather trade assets than sign free agents.