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Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/3/24: Mitch Garver, Woo Suk Go, and David Ortiz

Despite cutting payroll this winter, the Padres continue to make splashes in the market.

Korea v Orix Buffaloes Photo by Kenta Harada/Getty Images

Good day everyone! We’re still waiting for the market to really pick up, but here’s what is happening.

In Mariners news...

  • Kyle Kishimoto at Fangraphs provided his perspective on the Mariners’ signing of Mitch Garver.
  • Manny Randhawa broke down the 2024 resolutions for the Mariners.
  • As always this winter, take everything Jon Morosi says with a grain of salt, but the MLB insider is reporting that Seattle could be a dark horse in the Dylan Cease trade sweepstakes.

Around the league...

  • Korean reliever Woo Suk Go is reportedly in agreement on a deal with the Padres to become the team’s new closer.
  • Leo Morgenstern at Fangraphs analyzed the two most recent signing for the Blue Jays, in which they netted outfielder Kevin Kiermaier and utilityman Isiah Kiner-Falefa.
  • The opt-out clauses in Yoshinobu Yamamoto’s deal are reportedly tied to the health of his throwing arm.
  • Some things never change...like Big Papi struggling on pitches up and in.