Mariners GM Dipoto Moving At Slower Pace This Offseason
SEATTLE: The usual dizzying offseason whirl of trades and signings have been replaced with a more pedestrian approach by the Seattle Mariners this year.
General manager Jerry Dipoto said Tuesday thats by design and an indication of where he believes the Mariners are with their roster entering the next stage of their rebuilding plan.
We dont feel like weve been quiet, or slow, Dipoto said. If thats what it seems to you all, I apologize. I know its not our normal rate of activity, but that is more where we are in our build, truly. Weve added quite a bit to our team already.
That's not to say Dipoto wont be busy over the next month before the Mariners report for spring training in Arizona. While the primary focus going into the 2021 season is going to be the continued development of Seattles young stars highlighted by AL rookie of the year Kyle Lewis and the eventual arrival of some top prospects, Dipoto still has a needs to fill before the start of the season.