The Mariners have still never appeared in a World Series, but that doesn’t mean they do not have connections to the 2020 World Series rosters.
For the 44th straight year of Mariners baseball, the fall classic will not include Seattle. However, there are several former Mariners that will appear in the 2020 World Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays.
There are also plenty of players that have connections to the Mariners that include everything from being a part of a major 3 team deal to growing up a Mariners fan. First, let’s take a look at the former Mariners players, as well as players with connections to Seattle on the Dodgers World Series roster
Chris Taylor was the Mariners’ 5th round pick in the 2012 draft. He only spent 2 years and change in Seattle where he played 86 games from 2014 to 2016. In his limited playing time, he had 256 plate appearances and hit .240 with only 12 XBH. He did not hit a single home run in Seattle and finished his Mariner career with a .593 OPS.
He was then traded to the Dodgers for Zach Lee, who never made it to the bigs with the Mariners, and boy was it one of the worst trades of Jerry Dipoto’s tenure. Taylor burst onto the scene in 2017 when he played in 140 games, had an .850 OPS, and won NLCS MVP. Since then he has established himself as an everyday starter filling in all over the outfield and second base.
Hernandez’s first hit in the big leagues came against the Mariners when he was a member of the Houston Astros in 2014, and the day after he recorded his first hit, he recorded his first home run against the Mariners. He also gave us this magical meme this season when Kyle Lewis made another amazing catch up against the wall in L.A.
Treinen was a part of a three-team deal in 2013 that sent Michael Morse to Seattle, Treinen, and A.J. Cole to the Nationals, and John Jaso from the Mariners to the Athletics.
Corey is of course the brother of Seattle Mariner Kyle Seager. Corey’s mainstream stardom has inspired one of the better nicknames in baseball for Kyle: Corey’s brother.