Tag: Free Agents
M's sign reigning Cy Young champ Ray
Seattle General Manager Jerry Dipoto struck again today, landing one of the biggest free-agent pitchers on the market for Your Seattle Mariners. Left-hander Robbie Ray, winner of the 2021 American League Cy Young Award, will join the M's on a five-year pact as soon as he clears medical evaluations. (UPDATE, 11/30/21: The deal is now official.)
How did we get here?
It's not exactly standard procedure for a team that won 89 games to go straight into a massive rebuild. When you just barely miss the postseason, you typically look to improve on one or two areas that could put you over the top, not declare defeat and look to try again in three years. So WTF, you might ask of the Mariners, why are they blowing up the team?