Nov. 11, 2017
Best Free Agent Fits? Seattle Mariners
In this post, we are going to speculate on a few potential players the Mariners could target through free agency this offseason.
Hosmer would be a huge addition to the Seattle lineup and would take care of the 1st base woes that have plagued the Mariners for awhile now. However, with a hefty payroll as it is right now, adding another big contract may not be the best route for the Mariners to take. Which brings us to another 1st base option...
LoMo had a big year with the Tampa Bay Rays this past season, hitting .246 with 38 homers and an .868 OPS on the year. The Mariners are going to have to address their 1st base situation some way, and signing Morrison would not take a huge financial commitment unlike Hosmer. Not to mention Morrison is familiar with the team, playing in Seattle in 2014 and 2015.
Once again, Cain, like Kansas City teammate Eric Hosmer, he will be looking for a big contract this offseason. It’s a bit of a stretch, but Cain would be a nice addition, both defensively and offensively, to the Mariners.
General Manager Jerry Dipoto says he is satisfied with the current internal options for the team’s starting rotation heading into next year, but adding another starter still wouldn’t hurt. Fister would work as a low cost back of the rotation veteran starter who can offer stability in case any of Seattle’s internal options don’t work out.