Well, Seattle, the Mariners did sign two players—to minor league deals, with invites to spring training!
Guillermo Quiroz, a catcher, and Scott Patterson, a relief pitcher, will be in Arizona this spring, and in all likelihood, they will start the season in the minor leagues. Have you heard of these guys? Perhaps you've heard of Patterson, as he's been in the minor leagues with the Mariners; and apparently Quiroz was a part of the system in 2006 and then again in 2009-10.
Sorry to get your hopes up, Seattle, but this is an example of what Mariners fans are used to: signing 30-year-old players to minor league deals in hopes that somehow they will explode on the scene in Seattle and do the unthinkable.