Trade 1: Kyle Seager for Immediate Pitching Help for the Mariners
The Mets are one of the most injured teams in all of baseball. Even fans of the Mariners bullpen can take a look at the injuries up and down the Mets roster and agree, that yeah, that team is dealing with a lot of hurt players right now. Not only that, it’s across all levels of the team, but the offense is likely the group that has been hit the worst.
That’s the reason that we are looking at Seager to the Mets. They need someone who can step in and play third base, and provide day in and day out reliability to their team, as well as someone that they can throw into the middle of the lineup that pitchers have to be wary of.
Yes, Seager is only hitting .229 right now, but he is in the midst of a slump. The way he is hitting the ball this season, he is likely closer to a .250 hitter. That may not sound like much, but you need to remember that somewhere around .230 is league average now.
In return, they could get another pitching prospect that could possibly be ready to contribute, which would help to keep fan’s voices down about calling up another pitching prospect, or even lessen the blow if they need to send Gilbert back down for a bit.
They could possibly go after JT Ginn if they throw something else in. He’s a higher-rated prospect, so if the Mariners wanted a reclamation project, Ginn could be a potential target as he rehabs.