Adam Eaton, Andre Ethier to Mariners?

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Alex Gallant over at Prospect Insider offers up three proposals. One of them is already outdated because the Los Angeles Angels already traded Peter Bourjos. Let’s look at the other two.

Trade Proposal No. 1: Seattle trades LHP James Paxton and 2B/SS Nick Franklin to Kansas City for 1B/DH Billy Butler

Butler’s name has been mentioned by many as a player of interest for the Mariners. His 7-year average is .298/19/90. Who wouldn’t like that from their DH?

Is Butler worth both Franklin AND Paxton? Truth is, we don’t know exactly what kind of pitcher Paxton will be. He impressed in his short stint at the end of 2013, but that may not be what we get long term.

Trade Proposal No. 2: Seattle trades LHP James Paxton to Colorado for CF Dexter Fowler

We talked about this during the GM meetings last month. I personally would be more willing to give up Paxton for Fowler than both Paxton and Franklin for Butler.

But both of these trades may be a moot point after reading a tweet from Bob Dutton, the new Mariners beat writer for the Tacoma News Tribune:

 

So it appears that the Mariners are not looking to move either Paxton or Taijuan Walker after all.

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