It would be an awesome story if Trevor May were to sign with the Mariners. May was born and raised in Washington and grew up a Mariners fan. He now lives in Seattle, and whenever he plays in Seattle he has had dozens of friends and family in the crowd.
Of course, you don’t just sign players to free-agent deals because it would be a cool story, so it’s a good thing that May could fall in the territory of a deal that is not too big for the Mariners but he is a quality pitcher.
May will try to get paid this offseason with a contract that will pay him for his 2019 performances. He had a 2.94 ERA and a 3.73 FIP in 64.1 innings pitched during 2019. May had a 3.86 ERA in 23.1 innings pitched this past season, which was not as good as 2019 but still gave him an impressive 114 ERA+.
This should lead May to the type of market that will pay him well, but he won’t get a big-time reliever deal. If Seattle could get May’s price tag to come down because of his love for the city, in the $5 or 6 million for 2-3 years range, the Mariners should absolutely get pen on paper and sign Trevor May.