Mariners lack of offense means more than you think
I know, I know, this is not a name y’all probably expected to see on this list. Could Seattle really shop their franchise third baseman who has been the guy in the past and is lined up to be the guy in the future? I think the answer to that is a resounding yes.
Jean Segura has established himself as a rock the Mariners can build on, and Mitch Haniger produced unreal power (prior to his injury), thus making Seager expendable.
Will they actually trade him? Who knows, but his upside is sky high, and the return for him could be huge if he can find his rhythm over the next couple of weeks. Currently he’s sitting at .256, but most teams will pull the trigger on a deal that lands them the 29-year-old third baseman who still has prime years left.
If he doesn’t hit well and makes a subpar 2017 even worse, then the Mariners could be looking at selling very low on him, forcing a tough decision for Dipoto as how to deal with him.