Ray to the Mariners, the day after Semien signs with Texas.
Pay day meant more to both of them than winning a world series (let's face it, Texas and Seattle aren't contending or winning any time soon no matter how much money those owners - mainly the former - throws out).
Definitely disappointing, but both players earned their new contracts.
I think they have a fairly wide window open, and will for some time. Pitching should be better this year, and they do have some up-and-coming talent like Moreno to plugin to the lineup.
Not sure who the better bet is between Gausman and Ray. It's close. Overall though, Gausman costs slightly less, they get an extra draft pick and doesn't have an opt-out which probably makes this an overall win for them.