Alternate Universe: Mariners Blow it Up, Part 3
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Sign Danny Valencia to a 2 year, $16 million Deal
Yes, the third base options are that bad in 2017. In a rebuild, Mike Moustakas is not a realistic option. Todd Fraizer at 32 doesn’t make a lot of sense unless he is available for a similar AAV for 3 years or less.
Danny Valencia can play both corner spots, crushes lefties, and is at least mediocre against right handed pitching. This is valuable to a contender mid season, and could net a decent mid level prospect. In the mean time, he can get a majority of time at 3rd.
The team needs to see if Daniel Vogelbach is a part of the future or not. So being able to hand him 500 PA at first base could be the best idea for the team going forward. Retaining Valencia to spell Vogelbach at first makes a lot of sense.