Mariners Trade Rumors: All The Latest And Possible Scenarios
Mar 5, 2014; Port Charlotte, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist (18) is congratulated by pitcher David Price (14) and teammates after he hit an solo home run during the first inning against the New York Yankees at Charlotte Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
We’ve been hearing different things all week. Here is the latest on the possible trade rumors and trade scenarios involving the Seattle Mariners including possible pieces to be exchanged.
1- David Price and Ben Zobrist
There have been multiple reports linking Seattle’s interest in Price and Zobrist. Some reports have the M’s getting a deal done simply for Zobrist, some simply for Price and some say it’s possible the M’s could snag both.
Here are three different trade packages that could be discussed.
Tampa gets: RHP Taijuan Walker, SS Brad Miller
Seattle gets: LHP David Price
It has been reported that the Rays covet Walker in any deal involving Price and that they also show an interest in Miller. If the Price is simply Price, this deal could get it done. Here’s one for just Zobrist.
Tampa gets: LF Dustin Ackley, RHP Brandon Maurer
Seattle gets: Ben Zobrist
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Given the way that Maurer has pitched out of the bullpen, it’s no surprise that teams would be interested in his services. The question is; does Seattle want to take a chunk out of their terrific ‘Pen?
Finally, let’s take a look at a potential deal involving both.
Tampa gets: Walker, Miller, Ackley, LHP James Paxton, (Double-A) Patrick Kivlehan
Seattle gets: Price and Zobrist
Yes, that seems steep. Giving up both Walker and Paxton doesn’t seem like a good move for a year to year and a half of Price.
And while Price’s agent has said he won’t re-sign with Seattle, that was during the offseason before the Mariners looked like contenders. And even if we reach the deadline next year and Price is still not willing to sign, imagine the return the Mariners can get in a trade then.