This should be the easiest offseason ever. Sign Ohtani and return the rest of the team exactly as it is. 6 of his WAR was from offense. The Mariners ended up with -0.8 WAR at DH this year. So we’re a 95 win team with Shohei. Plus we should have won 91 this year based on our run differential so we’d be pushing 100 wins with Ohtani in 2024 without him pitching a single inning, which we don’t even need because we have like 7 or 8 MLB caliber starting pitchers already.
Teo is definitely gone. Kelenic plays every day, Moore platoons with Canzone.
Oh, and if Jerry really wants a trade, swap Logan Gilbert for Pete Alonso.
As Julio went the Mariners went this season. They were unstoppable in August and then completely worthless in September. If they had just played .500 ball in September they would have walked away with the division and it wouldn't have even been close. I did not expect Julio or the Mariners to continue their August pace but all they needed was to be totally average. Its frustrating that was too hard for them.