5 Mariners most likely to be traded before Opening Day 2021

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 17: Dee Gordon #9 of the Seattle Mariners walks off the field against the Pittsburgh Pirates during inter-league play at PNC Park on September 17, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 17: Dee Gordon #9 of the Seattle Mariners walks off the field against the Pittsburgh Pirates during inter-league play at PNC Park on September 17, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /
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We don’t know if the Mariners will play any games in 2020 but we do know that there will at least be off-season and possibly a trade deadline. So who might be on the chopping block?

One thing you can guarantee about the Seattle Mariners and their GM Jerry Dipoto is that they are going to make trades and be active in player acquisition. Even in a “slow” off-season, Dipoto had a busier than average winter.

We don’t know how this delay will impact their plans going forward, but we do know that the rebuild is still in the middle stages. One of the pillars of the middle stage is to find out who and who won’t be apart of the next championship team.

The 2020 season was supposed to be about finding answers to that question. But we don’t have any data right now so rather than wait and see if we get games played, let’s just go ahead and jump to wild conclusions.

This list is the 5 players we think are the most likely to be traded by the Mariners before opening day of 2021.

5. Dee Gordon

PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 17: Dee Gordon #9 of the Seattle Mariners walks off the field against the Pittsburgh Pirates during inter-league play at PNC Park on September 17, 2019, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 17: Dee Gordon #9 of the Seattle Mariners walks off the field against the Pittsburgh Pirates during inter-league play at PNC Park on September 17, 2019, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

So this is a bit of a technicality. There is no chance Gordon will be on the roster next year, whether he is traded or not. His contract will expire after this season and there are probably better odds he gets released than traded at this time.

Either way, Gordon’s days are limited in Seattle and a team may be interested in the speedster with a versatile glove, especially if that team is in the playoff chase. Seattle will have to eat some money to make a trade happen and they won’t get much in return, but sometimes, you just have to move on.

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