The Seattle Mariners are at least willing to listen on the best player on their current 26-man roster but finding a heads up deal could be difficult. But what if they could spread the cost amongst two teams.
After a day of stuffing our faces and avoiding awkward conversations with relatives, we are back the hunt for potential transactions the Seattle Mariners may be involved in. While Omar Narvaez is almost certainly the next shoe to drop, Jerry Dipoto‘s most valuable trade chip may be Mitch Haniger.
And we know that teams have at least asked the Mariners if he is available and that Dipoto has told teams he is willing to talk about his All-Star right fielder. But with teams likely trying to buy low after a disappointing 2019, Dipoto isn’t about to give Mitch away.
But perhaps he doesn’t have to. What if Dipoto could spread the burden of acquisition to 2 teams instead of 1? We know Jerry isn’t afraid to mix things up with a 3-team, most notably the acquisition of projected second baseman Shed Long.
If you remember, the Mariners were in hot pursuit of then Yankees righty Sonny Gray. When it became clear the Reds were willing to go where he wasn’t, Dipoto didn’t just throw in the towel. Instead, he dangled Josh Stowers to the Yankees to take part of the return New York got for Gray.
And if Long’s first extended look at the big leagues is any indications, Dipoto did really well there. So the question is whether or not Dipoto could do it again, this time moving his 29-year-old right fielder.
Well as you might imagine, finding a perfect 3 team deal is not easy. I’m not smart enough to come up with the perfect trade, nor do I have the energy to get my speculation as close as humanly possible.
But the proposal ahead of you is one that took about 6 hours to come up with and I think it’s decent. Let’s take a look at the proposal and why it makes sense for each team.