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FanPost Friday: Offseason progress reports and polls

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You get a reliever! And YOU get a reliever!

MLB: Game Two-Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

In comparison to previous offseasons in which Jerry Dipoto was ostensibly trying to build a winner (2016, 2017, 2018), things have been comparatively quiet this offseason as we head into a season where the team needs to show improvement on the field. There was no blockbuster deal on day before Thanksgiving (or day of). No splashy position players have been signed or traded for yet. No international players have been wooed to join us in Seattle. No, Jerry said he was going to sign some relievers, and by gum, that’s exactly what he has done. Is this a new era of truthiness for Jerry Dipoto? Only time will tell, readers.

So while we wait for something surprising to happen, or get further lulled into a false sense of security, let’s do a progress report of sorts. Obviously it is still quite early and plenty more could happen between now and mid-February, but for the sake of discussion, let’s roll with what we’ve got so far.

To the polls!

Poll

If no further moves were made, what grade would you give this Mariners offseason?

This poll is closed

  • 2%
    A
    (12 votes)
  • 0%
    A-
    (5 votes)
  • 3%
    B+
    (18 votes)
  • 12%
    B
    (67 votes)
  • 14%
    B-
    (75 votes)
  • 14%
    C+
    (76 votes)
  • 20%
    C
    (108 votes)
  • 13%
    C-
    (73 votes)
  • 5%
    D+
    (30 votes)
  • 6%
    D
    (32 votes)
  • 1%
    D-
    (10 votes)
  • 3%
    big ol’ F
    (19 votes)
525 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Which new Mariners acquisition do you have the highest expectations for? (don’t feel bad if you do not recognize all these names, I feel you.)

This poll is closed

  • 36%
    Rafael Montero
    (180 votes)
  • 21%
    Chris Flexen
    (106 votes)
  • 37%
    Keynan Middleton
    (186 votes)
  • 2%
    Will Vest
    (11 votes)
  • 0%
    Robert Duggar
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Domingo Tapia
    (4 votes)
490 votes total Vote Now
MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Poll

What move will make you feel satisfied with the offseason?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    Sign Ha-Seong Kim from the KBO
    (109 votes)
  • 8%
    Sign JT Realmuto
    (41 votes)
  • 49%
    Sign Taijuan Walker
    (253 votes)
  • 7%
    Acquire a starting left fielder
    (37 votes)
  • 13%
    Acquire a starting second baseman
    (71 votes)
511 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Who should close in 2021?

This poll is closed

  • 39%
    Rafael Montero
    (187 votes)
  • 10%
    Keynan Middleton
    (52 votes)
  • 26%
    Kendall Graveman
    (126 votes)
  • 0%
    Anthony Misiewicz
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Casey Sadler
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Erik Swanson
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Will Vest
    (4 votes)
  • 1%
    Nick Margevicius
    (7 votes)
  • 19%
    Andres Munoz after return from TJ
    (95 votes)
479 votes total Vote Now
MLB: Game One-Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

That’s all I got! Sound off in the comments if I missed any options you were looking for or if you have any further offseason stragetic thoughts. Let’s hear it!