Seattle Mariners Should Be Involved In These Trade Rumors

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Johnny Cueto- Cincinnati Reds

Don’t believe me? That’s fine. But the Reds were three games under .500 going into Sunday’s play, six games back of Milwaukee for the NL Central division and three games out of the 2nd NL Wild-Card spot.

Meanwhile, if the season were to have ended last night, the Mariners would have secured the 2nd Wild-Card in the AL. According to Baseball Prospectus, the Reds only have a 28% chance of making the playoffs at this point.

So why not get something for Cueto before he can walk after next season? The Reds will probably be asking for quite the price tag, but the Mariners have the pieces to make something happen.

Something in the neighborhood of Erasmo Ramirez and Nick Franklin (or Brad Miller) for Cueto could get it done. Though I’m sure the Reds would ask for Taijuan Walker at first.

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  • Reuven Bolnick

    Come June (latest July), Paxton and Walker should be back, minimizing our need for SP. Right now we need offense and the OF is the best place to get it. We do not need another 1b/dh player. PERIOD!!! Three bad picks=3 strikes. YOU”RE OUT DAN!!!

    • Dan Hughes

      LOL. I did say “could” and I did say the “Mariners”. I am simply speculating at some moves the Mariners could be looking at, not necessarily ones I would make.

      I would try to acquire either Andre Ethier or Matt Kemp from Los Angeles. But it doesn’t seem likely that they will make either available.

      If Corey Hart can play RF, why not keep him there? (there’s your power bat in the outfield) And that leaves room for a guy like Dunn.

      I’d rather not get any of the three, but the Mariners don’t exactly have a history of making sense.

  • Nick Kopke

    The Cubs have no room or nead for Franklin but we will take Tyler Pike!!!