The 5 Most Valubale Trade Assets on the Seattle Mariners

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 21: James Paxton
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Let’s Wrap It Up

SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 11: Seattle Mariners 2016 first round draft pick Kyle Lewis walks past scouts during batting practice before a game between the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 11, 2016, in Seattle, Washington. The Rangers won the game 2-1 in eleven innings. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images) /

There are a few obvious things we should address. I am sure you have noticed that there are no prospects on this Top 5 list. Obviously, this says some bad things about the state of the farm and will make it hard for the Mariners to be serious buyers in July.

Also, notably absent from this list are Mike Zunino and Mitch Haniger. The concern here is with the sample size. If we were to redo this list in July, and both players were having good years, they would come ahead of Cruz and perhaps Seager.

In addition, Jean Segura will most certainly have value this July. However, he has a no-trade clause, which makes things a bit more complicated. Unless the team goes full rebuild, it’s hard to imagine Segura waiving that clause.

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The Mariners aren’t in much of a position to add impact in July, which further underscores the danger of the light offseason the team had. The Mariners have enough in their farm system to make a few things happen, but most of their trade assets point to a team that should be selling this July.