Ranking All 7 Seattle Mariners Trades This Off-Season… For Now

PEORIA, AZ - MARCH 4: A hat and glove of of the Seattle Mariners is seen prior to the game against the San Diego Padreson March 4, 2015 at Peoria Stadium in Peoria, Arizona. The Mariners defeated the Padres 4-3 in 10 innings. (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)
PEORIA, AZ - MARCH 4: A hat and glove of of the Seattle Mariners is seen prior to the game against the San Diego Padreson March 4, 2015 at Peoria Stadium in Peoria, Arizona. The Mariners defeated the Padres 4-3 in 10 innings. (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images) /
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A Tie! James Paxton to New York, Alex Colome for Omar Narvaez (4)

ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 12: James Paxton #65 of the Seattle Mariners pitches during the first inning of a game at Angel Stadium on July 12, 2018, in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA – JULY 12: James Paxton #65 of the Seattle Mariners pitches during the first inning of a game at Angel Stadium on July 12, 2018, in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

So… we have a tie. The way we reached this tie was interesting. 2 of our rankers, Ty Gonzalez and Josh Maduell, ranked the James Paxton trade at 5 and 6 respectively. However, Jeff Nooney and I ranked this trade at number 1 and 4.

Why Jeff ranked this trade number 1, I do not know. But why Josh ranked it as the second worst, I also don’t know. I can only speak for myself, and this trade came it at 4 in my personal ranks, just after the Jean Segura trade.

From a package standpoint, the Mariners received Justus Sheffield, Erik Swanson, and Dom Thompson-Williams. Honestly, I think the package coming back to Seattle was a little light on the overall, likely because the Mariners demanded Justus Sheffield be in the package instead of a prospect who is further away from the big leagues.

The Alex Colome for Omar Narvaez reached this spot in a much more consistent style. The Narvaez trade ranked 3,3,4,6 by us. I was the low man on the totem pole on this deal. But in all reality, I love it.

Getting a 26-year-old,  offensive-minded catcher with 4-years of club control for an expensive, albeit good, reliever seems like a steal. Narvaez defense, which has been much maligned, may not be as bad as the numbers say, considering his pitching staff in Chicago was garbage.

I totally see why the guys ranked this highly. For me, it speaks to the quality of the trades Jerry Dipoto has made this off-season. Narvaez for Colome is a great deal, and somehow, I had ranked as the second worst trade of the off-season.

That is not a sentiment of many of the past Mariners off-seasons.

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