Seattle Mariners: 5 bold trade ideas for this offseason
As the Seattle Mariners look to compete in 2021 they still need some help on their roster. Here are five blockbuster trade ideas that could help the Mariners to their first playoff appearance since 2001.
The Seattle Mariners are in a weird spot heading into the 2021 season. While “The plan” seems to be working as the Mariners have traded their way to having one of the best farm systems in baseball and a great young core in the majors, they might just be able to compete a few years before they expected to be able to.
Seattle finished the short 2020 season with a record of 19-14 in their last 33 games. Their lineup, if unchanged going into 2021, does not feature much star power aside from Kyle Lewis and Kyle Seager, but does have a solid player for every position.
“Our goal will be to go out there and contend for a playoff spot. And I don’t think that’s an unrealistic goal.”
The major problem last year in Seattle was the bullpen which was the third-worst in the major leagues. Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto has made it known that the bullpen will be the main concern this offseason, and he also said, “Our goal will be to go out there and contend for a playoff spot. And I don’t think that’s an unrealistic goal.”
If the Mariners are to indeed contend for a playoff spot next season they will have to sign someone in free agency, Or, they could also make a blockbuster trade. Sadly, trading for a reliever won’t be a “blockbuster trade” but there are plenty of trades that Seattle can make to instantly boost them into the tier of “contenders” in 2021.
So here are 5 ideas of trades to help Seattle compete in 2021.