Mariners: Trades they could make to upgrade at First Base

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - APRIL 03: Mitch Haniger of the Seattle Mariners in action. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - APRIL 03: Mitch Haniger of the Seattle Mariners in action. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /
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Mariners: Going after Ryan McMahon
DENVER, CO – JUNE 15: Ryan McMahon #24 of the Colorado Rockies swings before hitting a sixth inning 2-run homerun against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field on June 15, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Trade Values – Mariners receive 18.4 – Rockies receive 16.3

Ryan McMahon seems to fit the mold of the current Mariners team. They have put together a good amount of players that don’t fit into just one spot but can play at a bunch of positions. Ryan McMahon definitely fits that mold.

In his short time so far on the big league club in Colorado, he has played first, second, and third base. It’s not one of the cases of just sticking a guy in for a game or two somewhere because you need a body, but plugging him there because he has the talent to play all of those positions.

He’s got a bit of an old school looking slash line, as he is hitting .256/.308/.508 on the year. He doesn’t get on base a ton, but when you have 14 2B’s and 16 HR’s in 72 games, it more than makes up for it.

This is probably the more controversial of the three trades. Would the Mariners give up Trammell for a first baseman, when they have White signed to a deal already, and Bauers on the team? McMahon would provide a solid power bat into the middle of the lineup, and it’s hard to turn away a good average that can bring you 30+ home runs a year. Even taking a look at the home run tracker across parks, his power would translate well, to the tune of 29, 14, and 18 home runs.

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