When Jerry Dipoto took over as the General Manager of the Seattle Mariners at the end of the 2015 season, he had a clear plan for the club. He wanted to become deeper as an organization and build an athletic team that fit SafeCo Field.
It was a very busy offseason for the M’s and it didn’t include a major signing. For an organization that hasn’t seen a playoff berth since 2001, with a core in their prime or on the backside of their prime, it is crucial for this club to compete now.
After letting Lloyd McClendon go, Dipoto brought in Scott Servais to be the manager of the Mariners. Servais and Dipoto had previously worked together in the front office in Anaheim. This will be his first go around as a manager and he has a good understanding of the analytical side of the game.
So what did the M’s do this offseason and what grades do they receive?