SS JEAN SEGURA
Jean Segura may be on his way to San Diego with Mike Leake as soon as tomorrow, and honestly, I’m on the fence about it. Entering his age 29 season, Segura is just three years into a six-year contract that is very team-friendly for his All-Star level of production at a premium position. While the converted second baseman would surely haul in a solid package, one would think he fits the criteria of what the M’s are looking for in this quick rebuild.
But the writing is on the wall. After a clubhouse scuffle with teammate Dee Gordon late in the season, being put on blast by manager Scott Servais, and now being at the center of conversations with the Yankees and Padres, it looks like Segura is all but gone at this point. Like Leake, however, Segura also carries a full no-trade clause from his latest extension, but that may not be a problem given the apparent tension between he and the Seattle organization.
Segura, of course, is a two-time All-Star at a barren position, though teams aren’t completely sold on him as a shortstop just yet. Still, tension or not, it’s going to be tough to pry Segura away from the Mariners, which is a good spot to be in if you’re Jerry Dipoto and co. A deal will get done, and Segura will play elsewhere in 2019. Right now, it’s a matter of “when,” not “if.”
Possible destinations: Yankees, Padres, Phillies, White Sox, Dodgers