|Drayer: Seattle Mariners weren't done – How Polanco addition fits. After the Seattle Mariners' trades that brought in Mitch Haniger, Anthony DeScalfani and Luke Raley to the Seattle Mariners three weeks ago had been completed, there was a clear air of relief in a reply to a question posed to president of baseball operations Jerry Dipoto. Mariners Trade Breakdown: Who is new 2B Jorge Polanco? “I feel like today is the first time all offseason that we can say if we were playing the opening day game tomorrow, we feel good about the team that we have,” Dipoto said in the media call later that Jan. 5 evening. While some interpreted that as “the Mariners are done this winter,” in reality it was a statement of fact – and a significant accomplishment given the turn the offseason had taken early on, with Dipoto and general manager Justin Hollander needing to subtract from the roster before they added due to financial constraints.
|Morosi: 2 infielders who make sense for Mariners in free agency. Do the Seattle Mariners have any notable moves left in them this offseason? Seattle's roster looks much different and more complete now than it did two weeks ago as the Mariners acquired Mitch Haniger and Luke Raley in two separate trades. MLB Network's Jon Morosi thinks there are two veteran free agents that make sense for the Mariners, as he explained during a Thursday visit with Seattle Sports' Wyman and Bob.
|Seattle Mariners Breakdown: GM Hollander on trades, what's next. Seattle Mariners general manager Justin Hollander kicked off the first Hot Stove of the offseason Tuesday night on Seattle Sports, and the timing was appropriate with the flurry of what many would call surprising moves made Friday. The M's acquired outfielder Mitch Haniger and pitcher Anthony DeSclafani from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for starter Robbie Ray, and later on the same day picked up outfielder/first baseman Luke Raley from the Rays for infielder José Caballero.
|Who's next in the left field carousel?. Happy weekend, San Francisco Giants fans. When the Giants signed Mitch Haniger to a three-year contract last offseason, it seemed like we were finally going to get an end to the infamous, inexplicable, and downright hilarious Opening Day left field curse that has plagued the Giants ever since Barry Bonds took his final swing. Haniger, happiest in left field and clearly signed to be an everyday player, seemed likely to trot out to the left field grass on the first day of the field in 2023, 2024, and 2025, thus finally giving the team a repeat Opening Day left fielder. Instead, he was injured when his inaugural Giants campaign began. So instead of ending the curse in 2023 and 2024, he seemed instead
|Mariners ship LHP Robbie Ray to Giants. The Seattle Mariners acquired outfielder Mitch Haniger, right-handed pitcher Anthony DeSclafani and cash from the San Francisco Giants on Friday in exchange for left-handed pitcher Robbie Ray. The trade marks a return to Seattle for Haniger and the end of a largely disappointing run with the Mariners for Ray, a former Cy Young Award winner who missed almost all of 2023 following Tommy John surgery.