Seattle Mariners: 3 reasons why a trade for Blake Snell could happen

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ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 27: Blake Snell #4 of the Tampa Bay Rays reacts as he is being taken out of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning in Game Six of the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Field on October 27, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 27: Blake Snell #4 of the Tampa Bay Rays reacts as he is being taken out of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning in Game Six of the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Field on October 27, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images) /
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Blake Snell on the mound in the World Series
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 21: Blake Snell #4 of the Tampa Bay Rays reacts against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning in Game Two of the 2020 MLB World Series at Globe Life Field on October 21, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Adding an ace could be what this young rotation needs

The Seattle Mariners rotation has a lot of potential but the majority of fans believe that they will do what they did last year with Taijuan Walker and that they will sign another starting pitcher. Marco Gonzales and Justus Sheffield will be the one-two at the top of the rotation unless someone is signed or traded for, but then after that, no one has a 100% spot in the rotation.

Yusei Kikuchi still needs to prove himself and could be out the door after next year. Justin Dunn had a good season last year but the advanced stats show a different story that is concerning.

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There’s also Nick Margevicius and Ljay Newsome who got some starts last season and are good young pitchers, as well as the Mariners number 4 ranked prospect on MLB.com Logan Gilbert, who will almost certainly make his MLB debut next year.

The addition of Blake Snell at the top of the rotation would give the Mariners a much clearer image for their rotation and would insert a Cy Young talent into a rotation that next year will most likely be ok, probably not bad, but certainly not one of the best. The Mariners could also trade one of the pitchers mentioned above (Other than Gonzales and Sheffield) which would clear up the end of the rotation to some extent as well.

Snell, Gonzales, Sheffield, Gilbert, and Hancock. Let us Mariners fans dream.

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